Star Wars: The Last Jedi

(2017)

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Title:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Release Date:
13th December 2017
Runtime:
152 min
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genres:
Directors:
Rian Johnson
Writers:
George Lucas, Rian Johnson
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

Rey 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.

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 87%
IMDb Rating 8.3

Casts

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Tom Hardy as Stormtrooper

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nick Gargas (dirty_chords) 11th December, 2017

Johnson's fresh touch and Hamill's magnificent performance make for a film which is thrilling, clever, funny and heartbreaking at its best moments

I attended an advanced press screening of the movie a few hours ago. It won me over! And bear in mind that I hated "The Force Awakens" (honestly thought it was a Episode IV rip-off). Here, director Rian Johnson doesn't play it safe, and it pays off. If I must point out a certain highlight, it's without a doubt Mark Hamill's performance. I really admired his ability to convincingly convey so many different emotions throughout the film; hats off to this guy. I'll be rooting for him in the future. After I had seen "The Force Awakens", I figured out I would never like a new Star Wars movie again. Boy, was I wrong. I loved "The Last Jedi"! This film had clever humour (there was a certain hilarious moment between General Hux and Kylo Ren that I couldn't stop laughing at; you'll totally know when you see the film yourselves), good cinematography and great characters (just see how developed Benicio Del Toro's minor character is) that I could care about. It also had a very good plot for the most part, with many unpredictable and surprising elements. The action was good, and the fighting scenes even better (great choreography). Although the ideas weren't always original, the experience felt real. Therefore, I often struggled to control my emotions. It was the ideal farewell to Carrie Fisher. I mean, what more could I ask for?

Reviewed by costisandu 10th December, 2017

Visually stunning and brilliantly directed. The Last Jedi is a fun, emotional and breathtaking piece of blockbuster filmmaking.

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. I have to talk about the lightsaber battles. The choreography is the best I've ever seen in a Star Wars movie, even better than the "Luke vs Darth Vader in Empire Strikes Back" and "Anakin vs Obi-Wan in Revenge of The Sith", and that is saying something. Don't let yourself be spoiled, because there are major plot points and in my opinion it will ruin the movie experience. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an unforgettable movie experience, filled with great action sequences, developed characters (not all of them, I was disappointed by the treatment some of them got). It is truly an emotional roller-coaster.

Reviewed by Michael Anietie Asuquo 10th December, 2017

A New-Age Sci-Fi Classic

For film fanatics like myself, The Last Jedi is a great film for people to see, regardless if they've witnessed the originals or not. On the other hand, if you've never seen the original Star Wars films and are just a casual moviegoer that have thought of the promotion for this film as being an action-packed thrill ride, then I'd have to warn to stay far away from this 2 and a half hour motion picture. It's very hard to review this film without getting into specific plot details, but that's exactly what makes this film worth the price of admission alone. For nearly every reason a film fan should be excited about a movie, here is why The Last Jedi is a must see as soon as possible. Before dropping you into this world with our 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. If not for anything else, The Last Jedi benefits from some of the best cinematography I've laid my eyes on in years. From the addition of the seamlessly blended visual effects, to the mind- blowing scenery constructed by the entire art department, I have nothing but praise for this film. Whether or not you find yourself enjoying your experience, the visuals alone should have you applauding, due to their incredibly detailed nature. I personally found the overall film to be magnificent, but when certain scenes were dialogue-free and asking you to gasp at the imagery, that's exactly what I was doing, as I feel many audiences members will. Again, without giving anything away, once Kylo, Finn and Poe enter the picture, the way both stories sort of interconnect was brilliant in my opinion. It does justice to any loose ends that fans may have wanted in the past, as well as create a new story to gawk at in the process. With a terrifically restrained performance by Adam Driver, you'll find yourself sucked into this world as a fly on the wall, as he uncovers mysteries about Snoke. With the addition of Mark Hamill giving one of his most sincere and memorable performances, as well as Andy Serkis in a role that really took me by surprise, this film was cast to the nines from beginning to end. Some may complain about Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie not being included as much, but I felt as though the served the story quite nicely. In the end, this movie aims to impress Sci-Fi fans and Star Wars fans across the world, but I feel as though the people who will be looking back on this as a possible classic or at least one of the best sequels ever made, are those who've had the pleasure of indulging in the greatness that is 1980's Empire Strikes Back. I don't say this about films very often, especially when talking about sequels, but I haven't been this immersed in a theatrical experience in quite some time. This is definitely a superior film than the previous, it's one of the better films of 2017, and I'll be revisiting it very soon. The Last Jedi is getting a lot of praise and awards consideration from critics and film goers across the world, and every bit of it is deserved. Aside from being very long, this is pretty much a perfect film if you don't try to nitpick how it connects and certain questions that aren't blatantly answered. If you know what type of film you're in for, or you've at least seen the original and enjoyed it, I can't recommend this movie enough.

Reviewed by smg242 10th December, 2017

This is not going to go the way you think.

First of all, let me alleviate the concern that this film is a rehash of Empire Strikes Back by affirming that it is indeed not. The Last Jedi is by far the most original, surprising and exhilarating Star Wars film since the Disney-Lucasfilm acquisition in 2012. It's also a high point in the Star Wars saga, and I have no doubt it will be remembered as one of the most consequential chapters in the Star Wars mythos in the years to come. Which is why, I must implore audiences to please please please for the love of God, avoid spoilers at all costs. If you're a fan, and if you're reading this before going in, then I can assure you that spoilers will most definitely affect your movie-going experience, as there is quite obviously a lot that happens in this film that has so effectively been kept under wraps for the same reason. The Last Jedi could not have been what it is without Rian Johnson. It's very clear he's a massive fan of Star Wars, and this film is honestly more like an impassioned labor of love. His writing, the way he's directed this film, it all shines as some of the best I've seen this year. This is also a beautiful, beautiful looking film with what is quite possibly the best cinematography and visuals of any Star Wars film ever made. It's also incredibly well acted- Mark Hamill absolutely kills it. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver also perform their roles as Rey and Kylo Ren perfectly. The rest of the cast is sound, and Carrie Fisher in her final role is every bit the Leia we've come to know and love, and then some. 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. I am incredibly lucky to have watched this movie premiere, but I truly think it's a lucky time for Star Wars fans all over. Watch this as soon as you can and try your best not to be spoiled. Of course, if you're a fan, you won't need convincing.

Reviewed by Miroslav Kyuranov 9th December, 2017

Epic From The Very Beginning!

Waiting was definitely worth it! The Last Jedi perfectly fits into the well-established atmosphere of Star Wars, but at the same time it is different. Rian Johnson's revenue is clearly visible. Unlike The Force Awakens, where it was set to be more secure, here the director allowed himself to insert entirely new things that make up the big universe of Star Wars. The movie is noticeably darker, as was clear from the release of the first poster, the trailer and the ad campaign. Seeing that the movie is darker, which is not a minus, even makes it more interesting, because the last such movie was Episode V. Of course there are many fun moments that can not be missed. The fans will be happy because things they've been waiting for years become a reality in this movie. Every fan will be happy with the movie. The way our well-known galaxy heroes interact with those who build themselves are shown in an incredible way. In this way the universe is expanding. The Last Jedi answers a lot of questions, but there are many unknowns that we will not know until 2019. I dare say that The Last jedi easily enters my top 3 Star Wars movies and is also one of the best, if not the best, film for 2017.