Author: Hope J. Murray

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

It never seemed like there would ever be this many new Star Wars movies, especially after how the prequels were so poorly received. But Disney has made every (or most) Star Wars’ fans dreams a reality. The Force Awakens, the 7th film in the series, came out a couple years ago. And this past holiday season, The Last Jedi, was released. I was able to find out which theaters were playing it by looking up my zip code and using a phone number search.

Rey, Fin, Poe, and Kylo Ren all return right where they left off. In addition, Mark Hamill makes a reappearance as Luke Skywalker. He’s one of the most iconic characters in the entire Star Wars franchise, aside from maybe Darth Vader. Surprisingly, it was Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who stole the show of The Last Jedi.

The Next Generation’s Star Wars

Movie poster for the newest Star Wars movie.
Official movie poster for The Last Jedi.

Luke is Jaded

It quickly becomes evident that Luke is more than a little jaded. Apparently, he had something to do with Ben Solo going to the Dark Side and becoming Kylo Ren. In addition, Luke feels very guilty because of the part he played in Ren’s turning. Rey found him on his island, without any helpful tools like a phone number search, with hopes that he would train her. But it was easier said than done to get Luke to agree.

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

The one who seemed to steal the show was actually Adam Driver. Kylo Ren becomes more than the whiny teenager we saw during The Force Awakens. He dealt with a lot of guilt from killing his father Han Solo. Plus, he faces a choice when he realizes that his mother Leia Organa is on board of a Resistance cruiser, which he’s attacking with his Tie Fighter.

One of the most interesting parts of the movie was the relationship between Ren and Rey. Snoke merged their minds together so they could communicate. This led to a couple of plot twists, and I even rooted for Ren a few times!

Luke’s Goodbye

While Luke was bitter most of the movie, he did later redeem himself. He appeared as a hologram to slow down The First Order and give The Resistance time to escape where they were trapped. Near the end of the movie we see Luke disappear, becoming “one with the force,” just as Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin did before him.

The Fight in Snoke’s Throne Room

One of the best parts of The Last Jedi was when Rey is brought into Snoke’s throne room. She ends up killing him by turning on the lightsaber that was placed at his side. Rey and Ren then fight off his guards, with their own lightsaber techniques. In a way this actually feels like the climax of the movie, and sets up what we can expect to see in the next one.

To many people, including myself, The Last Jedi is one of the best Star Wars films ever. I definitely think so. If you want to hear more about my thoughts on this movie, contact me. This short review hardly does it justice! If you care about Star Wars at all, you need to go and see it for yourself. Still haven’t seen it yet? Try out a phone number search and find some friends to go with! The Last Jedi sets up the next generation to enjoy Star Wars, just like the older ones did!