Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars ( Four stars)

Star Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Tom Hardy

Director: Rian Johnson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

What’s Good: Second half, the return of Luke Skywalker & many jaw-dropping moments.

What’s Bad: Build up gets time to sink in & few unconvincing (yet passable) sequences here & there.

Loo Break: The film is of 150 minutes+ so you might need one in the interval; not a forced one but a natural one.

Watch or Not?: If you’ve watched all the previous parts of the series, you don’t need a reason but if you’re new to this binge watch all the seven parts and watch this one the first thing you’re done with the rest.

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The Force Awakens saw its end when Rey (Daisy Ridley) met Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) handling him over the lightsaber. The Last Jedi which is supposedly the movie where last of the Jedi race will face the dark side and it starts with distinguishing a line between good (The Resistance) and the bad (The First Order). Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) boldly leading the resistance starts her journey to find her missing brother Luke Skywalker.

We bid a sad farewell to Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the Force Awakens but we’ve Kylo Ren this time who has been seduced by the dark side fencing Rey and team. Rey is a Jedi and how she trains to one, whether or not she’ll be able to convince Luke to come back on the field, will the Jedi(s) become extinct? It’s hope vs power & watch the movie to see who wins.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review: Script Analysis

The writer and director Rian Johnson takes the torch from Abrams and man, how he shines it bright. Giving a human touch, pausing the sounds just before an important scene & blasting them on right on time, making you feel there’s a story waiting to be explored throughout. This is a first for any Star Wars film – amidst the beautiful chaos of gun sounds there’s something deep hidden and you want to know what’s it.

The first-half takes time to register because of an elongated build up but second half catapults the movie up saving a place for it in IMDB 250. Last Jedi is not just every Star Wars fan’s dream but it stands out strong as a lone movie. This is not just about a war happening in a galaxy far far away, it’s more than just being a breathtaking sci-fi film.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review: Star Performance

Daisy Ridley – the rightful heir of Jedi race never misses a chance to impress. Balancing the cast dominated by strong males in the previous parts, Ridley is what this franchise was in a need for.

Mark Hamill! Did we miss Han Solo (Ford Harrison)? YES but did we got what was required to fill up his space? YES. As a Star Wars fan, I know there’s no Luke without Han but building up a story which never leaves the scope of missing the legend is a great thing achieved by Rian.

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren is good with his performance but unfortunately not dark enough as the previous antagonists. His character is properly mixed with the shades of good and bad to confuse but he’s not that bad when he’s dark neither he’s amazing when he’s supporting Rey.

We don’t have Carrie Fisher with us anymore but seeing her for one last time on the screen acted like a lump in my throat. Laura Dern says Carrie, “May the force be with you… always” and you can’t help but cry deep down your heart.

Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Kelly Marie Tran surprise big time living their characters respectively. Benicio Del Toro shines in his little role adding the required humor in the script. John Boyega as Finn has some important scenes and he does not disappoint.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review: Direction, Music

This is Rian Johnson’s version of Star Wars; George Lucas and JJ Abrams would’ve been a proud predecessor today. Watching Rian’s work for the first time and that too in a movie like this tempts me to watch what he has done before creating this masterpiece. What makes Star Wars: The Last Jedi special of all the other parts is how the makers detach themselves from the burden of one epic franchise resulting into something heart-stirring.

Star Wars is known for its thumping music; from the Imperial March theme to its signature music its soundtrack is entirely situational yet finds a place in your playlist. John Williams – the man orchestrating music for most of the parts is back with his most melancholic instruments with this one. Depending majorly on the signature theme, Williams fills in the blank spaces between the scenes with his magic.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review: The Last Word

When we have building up franchises of superheroes; Star Wars stands tall with its head held high roaring its infinite existence since 40 years. A toast to the 8th episode of this magnanimous series and hoping for many more to come. Star Wars fan? You don’t need any push but those who do not watch the short recap videos of all 7 parts available on YouTube and don’t miss this one.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases on 15th December 2017.

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  1. Completely disagree. The film was good in the sense of cinematography, but on a personal not to fans it was a punch to the gut. Ruined Star Wars. Just going to pretend this never came out.

  2. Last Jedi
    Last Jedi… sucked so bad.. I want my money back, and to forget I ever saw it.. and I am a 39 yr star wars fanatic.. super dooper flop.. what the hell were you thinking Brian Johnson, when you wrote this crap? No where near as good as a new hope, rogue 1, or Empire strikes back.. very disappointed.. next time have a real fan like myself write, produce, and direct for you..

  3. As a cinematic action film, it works and the plot twists did keep my interest throughout the 1hr35min. As part of the Star Wars legacy, however, I felt a bit disappointed. I don’t believe the interaction between the characters was built in a way that really makes me care about them in the same way i did regarding characters in the earlier films. The characters in these last two films are not as charming or endearing for some reason. Kylo Ren seems the most developed character followed by Rey but it is the on-screen interaction between the characters and the interaction of their personality traits that seems to be missing. There were also a few unconvincing points utilized in the plot that just don’t make sense, for example; how is it that Rey has almost fully developed jedi powers without extensive training, when in earlier films, Luke was judged too old to even begin training because he wouldn’t have time enough to be able to fully develop his jedi powers? …they are other points that don’t quite fit as well.

  4. Only reason they will make more Star Wars movies is because we keep thinking it’ll get better , cmon please watch the movie your producing before you release it , majority was cringe worthy , casino scene was a waste of time and first character they showed looked like a plastic thunderbird rip off. Don’t insult our intelligence, seriously pathetic.

  5. As a Star Wars fan the empire strikes back is my all time fave. Return of the Jedi and a new hope are too close to second. Lucas 1, 2, and 3 the 3rd was the best, the second was good, not great, phantom menace was the weakest of the three… but! This is where Disney screwed up big! JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson and now 3 will have Abrams again… Did not have heart in it…. relationships and heart and true evil feeling from earth Vader was classic…. emperor too…. Kyle wren and smoke was a joke! Poor characters and removing the helmet on Kyle wren in the force awakens was what killed his credibility as a villain. The way they killed Han Solo was cowardly, to not spoil the last Jedi I will say any death rian johnson did was better done. I don’t love the last Jedi, but better than force awakens… Han and Leila acted about as romantic as Bruce Willis and Demi Moore did in beavis and butthead do America. I used this reference because it was this movie that beat out a new hope and e.t. Titanic beat beavis and butthead the next year… I know, I actually looked it up… so no, James Cameron did not beat Star Wars… phantom menace beat titanic… I guess avatar beat phantom menace… weakest of Lucas himself… not hard… Jurassic word beat avatar and force awakens did not beat Jurassic world, but all of a sudden did? And then last Jedi was number two? What the heck? I loved rogue one, but not a Star Wars favorite…. not even Star was line…. but a stand alone fave… I doubt Han Solo movie will do better…

  6. Why is it I keep finding reviews of this movie talking about how good it is? Then you read the comments from readers who talk about how bad it was. I finally saw the movie today. I am 48 and have see every Star Wars movie in the theater. I was a kid who wanted to be Luke Skywalker and loved the saga. THIS MOVIE SUXED. There are so many holes I do not even know where to start. Disney has made a complete mess of Star Wars and I was embarrassed for Mr. Lucas. Reviewers do you job and review the movie honestly.

  7. This is nothing but political propaganda cosplaying as a Star Wars film. Even looking past the fact they took a dump all over what made this franchise what it is today, it’s just a poorly written film. The acting is bad, the plot holes are massive, there are too many just plain silly moments and not in a good way. “Magnamonious”??? Did they pay you to write this or is this your first Star Wars movie?


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