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The Last Jedi a stunning success: spoiler-free review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives premiered Dec. 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

If I had to use one word to describe how I felt during Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it would be shook (excuse my millennial vernacular). There wasn’t a single moment of that film where I wasn’t on edge, shocked at what I saw, and unsure of what was going to happen next, but all in the best way possible.

The entire film was beautifully done, and it kept me wanting more. The Force Awakens was the start of a new chapter in the Star Wars saga, but this movie was more than just a continuation of the series. It had character development and a plot that taught a powerful lesson. It had moments that tugged at your heartstrings and moments that will leave you on the edge of your seat. There was comedic relief and cinematography that took my breath away. This movie will take you on a journey, and it’s so worth it.

I will say that at the beginning of the movie, I wasn’t quite sure where they were going with it. I was concerned that it wouldn’t amount to anything special and my hopes would be crushed. But as the movie progressed, I was enthralled by the beauty of the storyline. Rian Johnson really created something extraordinary with this movie. In my opinion, he managed to do something I didn’t think was possible: make a Star Wars movie that is different and stands out while still being a part of the classic Star Wars saga.

I love this movie, I will probably not stop thinking about it for a year, and I can’t wait to see it 12 more times in the theater.


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