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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

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Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence. | See all certifications »

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$165,587,000, 15 December 2017
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Trivia

This is the only sequel in a Star Wars trilogy to not have a four word subtitle (ex. Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) while the first in each trilogy have three word subtitles (ex. The Phantom Menace, A New Hope, The Force Awakens) thus breaking tradition. See more »

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A major plot point is made of the fact that the First Order can track Resistance ships while they are in hyperspace, without the aid of a tracking beacon. This is treated as a new occurrence, but it completely ignores what was established in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In Rogue One, Tantive IV jumps into hyperspace, leaving Darth Vader behind. Vader then presumably returned to his star destroyer before resuming the chase. Since Vader ambushed Tantive IV over Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope, it is clear that he tracked the ship through hyperspace. See more »

Quotes

Luke Skywalker: [from official trailer] I've seen this raw strength only once before. It didn't scare me enough then. It does now.
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The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as the stars from the backdrop for the end credits of Rogue One See more »

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The Long Goodbye
Written by Johnny Mercer, John Williams
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Entertaining, but ultimately confused and
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Very surprised that the critics gave this a thumbs up. It's possibly among the worst Star Wars movies (including the prequels). It's entertaining, for sure, but in the way David and Jerry Zucker films of the 80's were crowd pleasers. This isn't something you go home thinking about or affecting you when you go home, at least in a good way.

The problem as I see it is that it tried to tackle too much in one movie. Worst, it spent so much time on unimportant (and seemingly inconsequential) events and not enough time on the bigger questions that were left hanging from TFA. The story structure is a mess. The Finn/Rose subplot could've been totally removed, and the new characters introduced were a waste of time.

Characterizations were very inconsistent. Characters who had already grown in TFA (Finn, Poe) suddenly regressed for no reason. Major characters (Rey, Kylo, Luke) would make surprising moves without any basis or set-up, for the sake of surprise. In fact a lot of the movie can be said as favoring a "twist" happening at the expense of consistent character development. The prequel movies' treatment of Anakin's character development was a lot more satisfying, AND that's a generally panned. At least the prequel movies' story tried in earnest, TLJ did worst that just phoning it in.

As some movies have become acclaimed films over time after an initial bashing by the critics (e.g. Bladerunner), this one I believe will take the opposite direction.

Here's hoping JJ fixes everything with IX.


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