What can I say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi without spoiling it for anyone? Let’s see, well for one it’s Star Wars. Second it’s the second movie of a trilogy, so don’t expect loose ends to be tied up just yet. Third, Porgs are Porgs and that is enough. Lastly, for those of you questioning if you should take your young children, the answer is yes. If you’re children have seen any Star Wars movies, especially Revenge of the Sith and Empire Strikes Back, then they will be perfectly fine watching The Last Jedi. J saw it with me last night, and he was in cosplay!
Now if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi, the next few paragraphs may tip toe the line of spoilers, so you may want to click that “_” in the corner and hide this until you’ve seen the movie.
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Here we go. So The Last Jedi starts off strong. We see that Leia is leading a diminished resistance due to loses that took place in The Force Awakens. The First Order is doing what they can to finish off the resistance once and for all.
We see a different relationship between Kylo and Snoke, that is very similar to that of Sidious and Dooku. As the movie goes on, we see that conflict growing between light and dark inside of Ren, because of the disconnect between Master and apprentice.
We see Rey trying to convince Luke to train her but to no avail, much like when Luke sought out Yoda in Empire. The difference here is the reasoning behind not wanting to train Rey. It’s not that Luke doesn’t think she’s ready to take down the first order, he’s afraid to train her because of what happened with his nephew, Ben Solo.
There is so much to unpack from The Last Jedi for me to really go any further without major spoilers, so all I will say is that J and I loved The Last Jedi. When I asked J what he thought, he said, “it’s funny, sad, amazing, and cool,” and that he can’t wait to watch it again. Of course the film is not perfect and as a fan I wanted to see somethings happen differently, but overall it was great. I will definitely be seeing The Last Jedi multiple times. This is a film that I would recommend multiple viewings of, not because I want Star Wars to make so much money that they never stop making movie, but I feel like you can’t grasp everything in one viewing.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence. It was written and directed by Rian Johnson and has a 152 minute run time.