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Star Wars: The Last Jedi


The latest installment of George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away series is an overlong but exciting film that relies less on the nostalgia of the franchise than The Force Awakens did, but is mired in a whole slew of new problems. The Last Jedi picks up right where the last part of the story left us – new heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) handing a lightsaber back to original trilogy hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Across the universe, the rebellion, led by the hardened General Leia (dearly departed Carrie Fisher) is on the run from a First Order attack. And the weakest aspect of the entire film is that very little happens beyond that. The last hour though is an amazing ride that is as thrilling as any sequence in the franchise.

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