Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Review

Yes, it is good. As good as The Empire Strikes Back or A New Hope? Not really, but I must say it is close. In terms of acting, it is better. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are at their best. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver deliver great performances all the way through.

The Last Jedi is everything you want from a Star Wars movie. It is beautiful, touching, exciting, surprising and even mindblowing from time to time. It is definitely a great surprise, because I thought it will be similar to “The Empire Strikes Back”, it has some familiar tones, but all in all it is an impressive movie in it’s own right.
characters, there is text at the beginning that will fill you in on the history of the events in the past and what has taken place during the past time. But even though that information is given to you, your experience just won’t be the same without having viewed the first film and remembering the emotional core of it. Rey’s character uncovers mysteries and secrets from the past, inevitably involving Kylo and the First Order while training with Luke. Quite honestly, that’s the plot in a nutshell and the specifics of the film will lead to ruining your experience, so let’s get technical.

The score by John Williams is wholesome. There’s really no other way for me to describe it. A wonderful mix of brand-new as well as familiar motifs and themes. Despite the great score and visuals, however, The Last Jedi manages to make your jaw drop several times with some of the most surprising moments in the saga thus far- there’s a line that Luke Skywalker says in the film, that is the title of this review and is most definitely applicable to this film: “This is not going to go the way you think.” And that it is not, Rian Johnson has assured that with this story that’s continually unexpected, a story that indeed changes the way you look at these films, which is precisely what it shares in common with The Empire Strikes Back, and that’s every bit a good thing.

-Nazher-

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