The Star Wars franchise which began its journey in 1977 with the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, continues to have a large fan following until today. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the ninth film of the Star Wars universe and the second film of the new trilogy which was started with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As it is one of the biggest releases of this year, let’s find out what it has to offer.
The story takes off where the previous film ended. Rey finally meets Master Luke Skywalker on an unknown planet and asks for his help to save the Rebels from the First Order.
The film has a cast of good actors which includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. There is nothing new in terms of the story, but the treatment and matured character arcs make it an interesting watch.
Writer-director Rian Johnson has successfully maintained the soul of the Star Wars franchise. The story and characters have a depth which really connects with you. Especially the Jedi-triangle of Kylo, Rey, and Luke, who are the highlights of the film.
You would find many resemblances to the previous Star Wars movies like the Luke-Vader-Emperor climax scene from Return of the Jedi and few others. The film depends on too much of nostalgia. But it does so with cleverness and depth. The visual effects and action sequences are really good and enjoyable.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is undoubtedly one of the best Star Wars movies and it is a treat to fans. So go ahead and book your tickets this weekend. We promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
Rating: 💋💋💋 & 1/2
(Note: To really understand the story at a deeper level, we would recommend you watch all the previous Star Wars movies. If that is not possible then at least watch the previous film, which could considerably help you understand the story in a better way)
Genre: Action, SciFi, Adventure
Directed by Rian Johnson
Based on: Characters by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly, Marie Tran
Music by: John Williams
Cinematography: Steve Yedlin