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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Score: 5.68 / 10

Release Date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro
Genre: Action
Running Time: 152 minutes

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie reviews

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:58:26 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Real Bad. Hard to live up to the legacy but that didn't even try to fit in with the continuity of the other movies and such an awful ending. After that one, what is the point? Every new movie is going to keep changing everything set by the last movie; no mysteries will be answered; and clearly scrapping the bottom with plotting.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:50:48 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    If you watched the original trilogy (episodes IV-VI) and have formed an attachment to those characters (especially Luke) you are going to get slapped in the face. Before the movies came out I kept seeing Mark Hamill interviews where he was trying to tactfully voice decent with the direction the movie was going. In one interview he actually states "I fundamentally disagree with everything (the writers) think about Luke." Man was he right. The Force Awakens left so many enticing questions to be answered, along with a bevy of mysterious characters who we all wanted to learn more about. The Last Jedi, not only fails to answer ANY important questions, it destroys the possibility or reason to ever answer them in a meaningful way (either through cheap and banal plot devices or outright character death). As in The Force Awakens the characters all have fast paced adventures while completely avoiding any interesting or meaningful character arcs. The movie is beautiful, but its all eye candy and no substance. Like eating a pile of real candy the initial sugar rush fades and you are left with nothing but the proverbial tummy ache. The more time I have to reflect on the film the more I think it was 1. Terrible. 2. May actually have fundamentally broken the Star Wars world. Perhaps it can be saved, but at this point I can't see how. It looks like Star Wars will end not with a bang but with a whimper.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:50:46 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    This movie doesn't care about the fans nor for anything Star Wars if this is mark hamill and Carrie Fischer last film in Star Wars Disney has done a truly remarkable job in destroying the franchise no matter who directs episode 9 if this movie is canon and not retconned it will be truly be a lost cause for the Star Wars franchise rian johnson ruined Star Wars so spectacularly that I am flabbergasted that Disney would ever consider giving him his own Star Wars trilogy after destroying this one so callously

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:50:42 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The one is for the amazing visuals and wonderful backgrounds. The only good thing about that movie. The story is bad, the acting is bad (except of BB-8). And they end up AGAIN on a WHITE planet fighting AT-ATs wit SPEEDERS!!!!! They shoot in a ballistic arch in space and why do Spaceships without fuel make a full stop? Why does the Empire only shot with one cannon on the transporter? Why to the no just send ONE of the Star Destroyer ahead?

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:50:23 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Even Mark Hamill said the script was deeply flawed. More than that, it's a disgrace. Rian Johnson and Disney have rounded up the cannon and lore as we know it, kicked it to its knees, and blew its brains out. No longer does Star Wars have a meaning or a message.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:49:38 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    This movie disrespects the original trilogy and makes the prequels look good. What a waste of time. I even miss Anakin talking about how he hates sand.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:48:48 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Another major disappointment was Leia's character as a whole. She doesn't get much screen time, and when she does it's weak, and ultimately pointless. She feels so much like a side character that she could've been removed altogether (which she should have been), and it wouldn't have made a goddamn difference to the story. Being yet another reason why Episode IX is royally f**ked, you know, having to figure out how to either sustain her or kill her off. The one decent thing I can say for this movie is that it's very pretty. It is hands down the most aesthetically pleasing Star Wars movie to date, but that doesn't help a film much when the story, characters, and even the ending are terrible. The Last Jedi takes everything The Force Awakens built up and says, "F**k it, we don't need it." Being a terrible segway episode and standalone episode. But at least it did it while being pretty, which is the only reason this film is a 1/5 as opposed to a flat out 0/5.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:44:38 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    I’ve just described a huge amount of reasons why this movie doesn't deserve all the acclaim with never once mentioning my expectations or my general disappointment in the direction the director took the story. I believe this movie simply divides the casual and/or younger fans from the older and/or devoted fans. Casual fans and younger fans generally like or even love this movie because it tries so hard to NOT be a Star Wars film and it discards all preconceptions about what “Star Wars” is and was. Devoted fans and older fans generally dislike or even hate this this movie, not because it discards all their preconceptions and childhood heroes, but because it does it in such a ham-fisted way. It could even be argued that SOME of the director’s decisions were a middle finger to the “Star Wars Nerds” out there. I loved The Force Awakens. Saw it 5 times in theaters. I loved it because of Rey’s likability and her mysterious back story. I loved it because of Poe’s heroic story and his arc with Finn. I loved it because of Finn’s energy and his love for his friends, I loved BB8 and his ingenious droid design, I loved REN and his raw force power and his out of control anger, I loved the use of the lightsaber as a link/key to the answers we sought. I loved all of these things regardless of the inclusion of the classic characters. So I am not hung up on that aspect.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:43:44 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Plot holes so big you fall through them: Gravity bombs in space, First Order went from ashes at the end of ep. 7 to “reigning supreme” at the beginning of ep. 8 (which literally picks up minutes later!), absurd space chase that was should have been easily outmaneuvered, airlock opens with no space vacuum moments after showing us people getting sucked out due to space vacuum, DJ somehow knowing rebel plans despite Finn and Rose not even knowing rebel plans, and on and on. TONS of lazy, pathetic and immature “gotcha” moments. (Leia is dead-GOTCHA x2, Luke astonished by seeing fathers lightsaber-GOTCHA, Luke is evil-GOTCHA, Rey is turning bad-GOTCHA, Kylo is turning good-GOTCHA, Poe is taking command-GOTCHA, Snoke is all powerful-GOTCHA, DJ is bad-GOTCHA, DJ is good-GOTCHA, Holdo is a weak leader-GOTCHA, Finn is going to die-GOTCHA, Luke duels Kylo-GOTCHA, Luke survives-GOTCHA... there are more but you get the picture. None of these moments are real plot twists, or irony, or in any way meaningful to the story. They are just cheap writing tricks to make audience feel stupid. Compare any of these moments to Vader telling Luke he was his father or that Leia was Luke’s sister. Those were true plot twists that profoundly effected the story and outcome. Those moments were true REVELATIONS where The Last Jedi is full of quick and cheap misdirects.

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Monday, January 29, 2018 9:36:50 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The Last Jedi is an awful movie. EVERYTHING that happens in the movie is awful. The "humor" is awful. the "story" is awful. The "plot" is full of holes. There is a completely waste of 45 minutes in a casino where "rich people r bad" and animals should be free message. NO STORY AT ALL. This is not Star Wars. This was SPACEBALLS or a Parody of a Star Wars movie. The "critics" got red carpet treatment and flat out LIED with giving high praise for this terrible movie.