An optimistic story about relearning to trust and see the good in others while living in a broken world. The theme is overly spelled out, but stunning visual moments and great voice acting make up for it. Kelly Marie Tran gives so much humanity and depth to Raya, and Awkwafina is as funny and charismatic as ever. Hire them in everything, you cowards.
A love letter to everything Luke Skywalker represents. He starts as a hero crushed by his own legend, refusing to return, but learns that he should embrace his legacy and become more than just a man: an ideal. Acknowledging his persona not only saves the Resistance, it validates us too. We’ve always been right: Luke Skywalker matters.
We all need Luke to be great, either if you are a girl trying to defeat the First Order or a kid reenacting…