I was able to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at an early screening, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photo stills from the film © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in theatres everywhere TODAY, December 15! I was able to see an early screening of the film and have a few thoughts!
Last we saw Rey (Daisy Ridley) she had been trusted with an important assignment from the Resistance to find Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and convince him to join. However when the two meet, his reaction isn’t what she or the audience expects.
This unexpected reaction set the tone for the rest of the movie. When the credits rolled and I looked over to a friend who was also in attendance, the only words I could think to descibe the new Star Wars film was “un-predictable”. From the beginning to the end, the moment I thought the movie would go one way, I was totally wrong!
While Rey was off trying to convince Skywalker to return, General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) of the First Order is determined to wipe out the rebels and often comes head to head with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), as they compete for the favor of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).
Before I headed to see the film, I had followed the big premiere reactions on Twitter the night before. One individual tweeted “That one scene that was JAW DROPPING”, my immediate thought after watching it was “WHAT scene in particular were they referring to?” There were so, so many scenes which had me at the edge of my seat and baffled! Like I said, “Unpredictable!” For all the nostalgic that is Star Wars, the biggest moment for me was seeing Carrie Fisher on the screen and mourning her loss once again.
As the Resistance is determined to survive the First Orders attempts of destroying them, General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) continues to rally her troops. Particularly her gung-ho pilot Poe Dameron who continously flies by the seat of his own pants and challenges authority at his every move. In fact with the help of his friends, Finn (John Boyega) and mechanic Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), Poe plots to deal a deadly blow to the First Order. Did it work? You will have to see the movie for yourself, no spoilers here!
While Star Wars: The Last Jedi is 2 1/2 hours long, the longest film out of the eight, I certainly didn’t “feel” like it was too long. It brought enough action, humor and plot to keep this Star Wars fan satisfied. And I believe while the film was not predictable or not what fans might “hoped” for, The Last Jedi did the Star Wars franchise proud. I’m sure the Princess is looking down on it with a smile.
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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in theatres everywhere TODAY!