Sunday, 25 March 2018

Movie Review: Star Wars, The Last Jedi (2017)

I know what you must be thinking. A movie review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Only now? And yes, I answer. Only now. I didn't manage to go watch it in the theatres but I was finally able to watch it this week. So the description of this movie is that "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 for battle with the First Order." And this is pretty much accurate. So spoilers ahead, I guess!

The movie starts with the battle of the Resistence and The First Order that is, The First Order catching the rebels evacuating and they all congratulate themselves because are "going to reduce them to ashes". But it's the start of the movie so we all know that't not going to happen. Dameron goes to speak with General "Hux" to let him know Leia has an important message to him about his mother so we start the movie laughing followed by some anxiety when Poe decides to destroy the cannons alone with BB-8 and gets hit but BB-8 fixes it and they end up defeating The First Order (for now). What surprised me is that even after such a big defeat, "Hux" is still very arrogant.

We finally zoom in on Rey, where after a very dramatic pause, Luke tosses the light saber out and we manage to meet those cute little animals which are half owl-half pug, called Porgs. Chewie breaks into Luke's shed and tells him Han is dead. We see Kylo Ren being scolded by the supreme leader and we're back to Luke rejecting Rey. We then skip to another fighting scene and we're shocked by an explosion where Leia is caught and then somehow, even more shockingly, manages to fly all the way to the ship again.

There's a particularly funny scene between Rey and Luke where he asks her to reach for the force, she reaches with her hand and he touches her palm with a branch and she gets all excited with the feel telling him that "it's so powerful" before opening her eyes and realising it was just Luke messing with her.

Throughout the movie Rey and Kylo Ren keep seeing each other as the force connects them. They finally touch and Rey sees the bright future ahead of Kylo Ren so she goes to him and they're told the Voldemort looking guy (the supreme leader) is the one who connected their minds. There is a very nice twist near the end and then drama drama drama afterwards. When all hope is lost, Luke sort of saves the day and Leia changed her hair.

In short, this is a movie with very cute creatures: we have a mix between horses and sheep, ice crystal foxes and the porgs. I really liked the last scene, there's always a spark of hope. I did feel like this was sort of a filler movie, though. The major things that happened were towards the end and the plot didn't move very quickly. Honestly, not much happens in the movie when it comes to plot development but I still really liked it since it's Star Wars and it's still terribly entertaining to watch.

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