Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★

I really never thought I would see an auteur-based Star Wars film in the Disney era, let alone this early on. But, alas, here we are and it's a spectacle to behold.

Rian Johnson makes some very bold choices in his narrative. He pretty much derails this trilogy from the generic route with which The Force Awakens was taking it. It's the genuinely unpredictable blockbuster I've seen in quite a while and thankfully it's packed with emotional stakes and tension and prolific absorbing questions about faith, war, and hope. Adam Driver is a powerhouse and Kylo Ren continues to become one of the most interesting characters in the SW universe (Fisher, Hamil, Ridley, Isaacs, Boyega, and Tran are all amazing as well).

The Last Jedi leaves the audience with a lot to mull over (which is more than can be said for most blockbusters). I may have found the first act incredibly uneven but words cannot describe how refreshing of an experience this film is in all its glory. It's genuinely astounding how dense this film is and I can't wait to see it again (and hopefully provide more thoughts later on). 2017 is truly the year of wholly-satisfying yet really groundbreaking blockbuster cinema and I fucking love it!

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