December 23, 2017 4 min to read

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Review

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“Breathe. Just Breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?”

Release Date: December 15th, 2017

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

MPAA: PG

Another year has gone by, another star wars film to top off the year. I have been looking forward to Episode 8 since The Force Awakens end credits in 2015. It has been a long two years, but it was worth the wait.

I really enjoy the directors other works, and when I learned that he was going to be writing and directing the newest episode in the Star Wars Saga, I was definitely down to see what he came up with. What that was a very fun, and original film that I thought was a worthy addition to the story of Star Wars. I will not be going into spoilers about this movie at all.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a Action, Adventure and Fantasy film, about a girl named Rey who develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson. His filmography consists of Looper (2012), and Three episodes of Breaking Bad {TV Series} (2010-2013). I really like Johnson’s style of writing and filmmaking. He makes really original films, that are unlike anything that you have ever seen. I thought his flair for filmmaking and writing into the Star Wars universe, this seems to be a breaking point for a lot of Star Wars fans, as they seem to not like change, but they also moan if something feels too similar. I thought this was a really excellent Star Wars film, and I’m intrigued to see what Johnson does with his next 3 Star Wars movies that he was given from Disney.

The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron,

Daisy Ridley’s filmography consists of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). I really like Ridley as Rey, she is definitely a talented actor and she fills the shoes well, I’m intrigued to see what she brings to the table in the next film.

John Boyega’s filmography consists of Attack The Block (2011), 24: Live Another Day {Mini-Series} (2014), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega is a neat actor, he takes interesting projects and is always doing something interesting. I haven’t seen Detroit (2017) yet, but I’m really intrigued to see him in a completely different role. He was good in this movie, I don’t think he was as good as he was in The Force Awakens (2015).

Mark Hamill’s filmography consists of the Original Star Wars Trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983), Guyver (1991), Body Bags (1993), Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993), Batman: The Animated Series {TV Series} (1992-1995), Village Of The Damned (1995), Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Batman: Arkham Series {Video Games} (2009. 2011, 2015), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). What is there to say about Mark Hamill that Hasn’t already been said? I love Mark Hamill in anything I’ve seen him in or heard his voice in. His work as the voice of The Joker is absolutely incredible, but he IS Luke Skywalker. I loved seeing him return to this role.

Carrie Fischer’s Filmography consists of the Original Star Wars Trilogy (1977, 1980, and 1983), The Blues Brothers (1980), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Fanboys (2009), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). We unfortunately lost Carrie Fischer in 2016, but may the force be with her, always. She was lovely in this movie, Its lovely to see her return to such an iconic role and be so great.

Adam Driver’s Filmography consists of Lincoln (2012), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The F Word (2013), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Logan Lucky (2017). Adam Driver is such an interesting actor, I’ve seen him do so many different types of roles, from being the comedic relief, to the villain to the good guy friend. I really like him in the role of Kylo Ren and its interesting to watch him fill those shoes even more so than he did in The Force Awakens (2015).

Oscar Isaac’s filmography consists of Body Of Lies (2008), Drive (2011), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), A Most Violent Year (2014), Ex Machina (2014), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Oscar Isaac to me can do no wrong, he’s one of my favourite actors and it is always a pleasure to see him be Poe in these Star Wars films.

I thought the acting was really strong in this movie, I didn’t want to type out her movies but Laura Dern was superb in her role as the Vice Admiral and one of my favourite actors lately was in it too, but I don’t want to spoil where he showed up.

I don’t know what other people saw in this movie to give it the rating that they did, its sitting at a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes… I don’t know, I really enjoyed this fresher take on the Star Wars universe. Its Star Wars… you’re going to have fun…

I give The Last Jedi a 4.5/5, and I see this as a very worthy addition to the Star Wars Saga.

 

Until Next Time, this was short and sweet!

-Andrew

 

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