Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
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The resistance is on the run from the First Order and must use all of their cunning and courage to survive
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I am a huge STAR WARS nerd. A NEW HOPE was the first film I ever saw in theaters. I've been hooked on this franchise since the mid-70s. (With a noticeable lull during the Jar Jar Binks years, a.k.a. The Trilogy That Shall Not Be Named). Needless to say, I've been anticipating the arrival of THE LAST JEDI since the new slate of films was announced.

THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode 7) was so good that I got both really excited for Episode 8, but also very nervous that it wouldn't live up to 7. I spent the better part of the last month trying to use the force to make sure 8 was incredible. Either Director Rian Johnson made an amazing film in THE LAST JEDI or my personal Jedi skills are off the charts! (I'm pretty sure it's the former, but I'm not giving up on my Jedi status just yet).

Johnson took on the hardest part of any trilogy, story 2, and not only made a seamless transition from the first story to the third, but he also gave it its own identity. As with any trilogy, story 2 is where we see the hero(s) lose everything down to their last glimmer of hope. Johnson does this with flawless mastery, artistry, and emotion.

The best part of this movie are the secondary characters. They have to play a vital role in moving the plot forward. They do it in a way that is genuine, and you care for each one of them. It is very rare to find a film where you only get to know a character for a few minutes over the course of a film, but their presence touches you.

This film also demonstrates the internal struggle between good and evil in many of the characters. One of the things that has always made STAR WARS great has been that the characters are flawed. Very few of them are purely evil and very few of them are completely good. They all struggle with opportunity and desire. One of the best examples of this is a new character played, masterfully, by Benicio Del Toro. As you see his character progress you will hate to love him and love to hate him.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will rock you to your core one moment and then have you laughing out loud the next. For fans of the original trilogy, you are going to love the callbacks to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The imagery and cinematography are spectacular, the effects are first-rate, the sound and score add incredible depth, and the plot will draw you in like a tractor beam.

Do whatever it takes to get to the theater right away to see this movie. It's not only one of the best STAR WARS films, it's one of the best films of 2017.

NOTE: I highly recommend seeing THE FORCE AWAKENS again before heading into THE LAST JEDI. There is a lot going on in this film that will make a lot more sense if you remember everything about the first one.

NOTE: Make sure you stay through the first part of the credits. There is something that you don't want to miss.

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I am a huge STAR WARS nerd. A NEW HOPE was the first film I ever saw in theaters. I've been hooked on this franchise since the mid-70s. (With a noticeable lull during the Jar Jar Binks years, a.k.a. The Trilogy That Shall Not Be Named). Needless to say, I've been anticipating the arrival of THE LAST JEDI since the new slate of films was announced.

THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode 7) was so good that I got both really excited for Episode 8, but also very nervous that it wouldn't live up to 7. I spent the better part of the last month trying to use the force to make sure 8 was incredible. Either Director Rian Johnson made an amazing film in THE LAST JEDI or my personal Jedi skills are off the charts! (I'm pretty sure it's the former, but I'm not giving up on my Jedi status just yet).

Johnson took on the hardest part of any trilogy, story 2, and not only made a seamless transition from the first story to the third, but he also gave it its own identity. As with any trilogy, story 2 is where we see the hero(s) lose everything down to their last glimmer of hope. Johnson does this with flawless mastery, artistry, and emotion.

The best part of this movie are the secondary characters. They have to play a vital role in moving the plot forward. They do it in a way that is genuine, and you care for each one of them. It is very rare to find a film where you only get to know a character for a few minutes over the course of a film, but their presence touches you.

This film also demonstrates the internal struggle between good and evil in many of the characters. One of the things that has always made STAR WARS great has been that the characters are flawed. Very few of them are purely evil and very few of them are completely good. They all struggle with opportunity and desire. One of the best examples of this is a new character played, masterfully, by Benicio Del Toro. As you see his character progress you will hate to love him and love to hate him.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will rock you to your core one moment and then have you laughing out loud the next. For fans of the original trilogy, you are going to love the callbacks to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The imagery and cinematography are spectacular, the effects are first-rate, the sound and score add incredible depth, and the plot will draw you in like a tractor beam.

Do whatever it takes to get to the theater right away to see this movie. It's not only one of the best STAR WARS films, it's one of the best films of 2017.

NOTE: I highly recommend seeing THE FORCE AWAKENS again before heading into THE LAST JEDI. There is a lot going on in this film that will make a lot more sense if you remember everything about the first one.

NOTE: Make sure you stay through the first part of the credits. There is something that you don't want to miss.
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