Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Luke: What do you see?
Rey: The island. Life. Death and decay, that feeds new life. Warmth. Cold. Peace. Violence.
Luke: And between it all?
Rey: Balance and energy. A force.
Luke: And inside you?
Rey: Inside me, that same force.

At the beginning of The Last Jedi, there is a shockingly simple gesture where we see Luke Skywalker casually toss Rey's lightsaber over his shoulder. Later on, we also see Kylo Ren abandon his mask completely - something we never saw Vader do. This seems to mirror Rian Johnson's choice to cast aside key elements of the Star Wars formula in favour of new ones. As most of The Last Jedi is about letting the past die, it is fitting that we say goodbye the familiar escapism of previous movies in the series. While Abrams played it safe with Episode VII, Johnson boldly goes where no Star Wars director has ventured before, upsetting old fans while spawning new ones. While it did not move me in the ways that other Star Wars films have, The Last Jedi certainly won me over.

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