Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★½

For all of the talk about burning down the old and starting anew, Johnson doesn't completely follow through -- pillaging all of those recognizable audio and visual cues and rejiggering them into something that seems new, but still feels chained to the past. I'll take more casino planets and less walker battles, thanks!

There's a lot about this that's great! I like all of those new characters (actual diversity!) and creatures, but they just feel engulfed in the Disney Nostalgia Machine -- stuck in an unwieldy, multi-climaxing plot that wants to do everything and be everything to everyone.

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