Ryne Walley’s review published on Letterboxd:
Episode VIII – Darkness Rises… And Light To Meet It
Everyone grasps something different. Some admiration, others contempt. Love, betrayal. "Powerful light, powerful darkness." And within the ambit of assessment, oddly enough, balance.
Silver screen magnificence on every level. Outstandingly directed and confidently penned with the utmost reverence for both the saga and audience, and bolstered by exceptional talent on every side of the production. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a spirited achievement. Johnson's craftsmanship is as delicate and stimulating as it is thunderously entertaining. A spectacular vision of vivid, inspiring creativity. Truly breathtaking work.
"He would bring destruction, and pain, and death, and the end of everything I love because of what he would become. And for that briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it. It passed like a fleeting shadow. And I was left with shame... and with consequence. And the last thing I saw were the eyes of a frightened boy whose master had failed him."