Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★½

The feeling of oldschool Star Wars magic is back in "The Last Jedi". Callbacks and parallels to the original trilogy feel less in-your-face here than in "The Force Awakens", and more like a continuation of that same universe.

I loved everything involving Rey and her personal development during the movie - her storyline is definitely the best aspect of the movie. However, I didn't really care about the adventures of Finn. It seemed like they didn't know what to do with his character and just gave him a sidekick to go on a pointless mission with.

"The Last Jedi" is emotionally strong, exciting, dark, funny, and beautiful. It's also overtly long (could easily be cut down 15-20 mins) and storywise lacking in places, but overall, director Rian Johnson does a great job here. I feel pretty good about him doing more Star Wars movies...

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