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ashley 🌙’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I originally watched Star Wars as a kid and remember always being completely enthralled by it. I did tend to watch and do more quote unquote girly things when I was younger. So my dad was taken off guard one day to see me in the living room purposely watching The Empire Strikes Back by myself as an eight year old. Star Wars was always exciting, fun and entertaining to me.
The prequels happened which were okay but The Force Awakens cheesely enough reawoken the love for Star Wars I forgot I had. But The Last Jedi kind of snuffed out my love once again. I didn't feel entirely connected to the characters this time around. Often I felt myself being removed from the movie with silly moments that occurred in it.
The only time I felt how I remember feeling as a kid watching the old films was when Rey and Kylo paired up. That fight scene was spectacular. Much like the Resistance, I too was looking for hope but mine was misplaced entirely.