Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

As a standalone movie, The Last Jedi is fantastic. However, it's the odd one out in terms of the sequel trilogy. This trilogy could have been legendary if they had a plan before releasing The Force Awakens. What The Last Jedi suffers from is Rian Johnsons's completely different vision, which made what JJ Abrams set up meaningless, including some of the character arcs and the story's central villain. The Last Jedi was also, to me, the most boring out of the sequels. The first half is tedious, and the casino scene was very meaningless. Granted, it was still entertaining, but they could have cut the casino scene runtime down.

Now onto the positive notes, The Last Jedi is, for the most part, enjoyable and has a few memorable moments such as the throne room battle scene and the when force ghost Luke faces Kylo Ren. John Willams score is the one thing that has been consistently amazing throughout the Star Wars saga. The visuals are beautiful, and the sound effects are on point. Kylo Ren is perhaps the best part of the new trilogy. He gets more screentime and more depth in this film, and it really helps his character evolve. One can say the chemistry between Rey and Kylo Ren begins here. Overall, it's not as bad as everyone says it is, and I feel like it is over-hated. However, it's also not as strong as everyone says it is. I stand in the middle, and I think it's a great movie.

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