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Star Wars

Episode VIII, The Last Jedi

DVD - 2018
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.


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Apr 19, 2018

Wow - a Star Wars sequel that doesn't involve a form of Death Star! And while there's a lot of repetition of ideas (which in this universe is called "symmetry") from the earlier installments there are also a bunch of new and creative ones. It seems that the creators have taken a page from Marvel and and introduced a smidge of comedy as well.

Apr 17, 2018

I have mixed thoughts about this movie. Like TFA and each of the prequels, on initial viewing I thought the movie was amazing. Looking back, I still enjoy the movie, but the flaws are pretty glaring. The best way I could sum it up is that The Last Jedi is a really good science fiction movie, but a somewhat bad Star Wars movie. A ragged band of escaping rebels being chased across the galaxy while fuel is running out. The crew experiences dissent and as things get desperate, factions start planning their own means of survival. The overall plot is an great one, and outside of the Star Wars universe, it would have made a great standalone movie. But as a Star Wars movie, TLJ veers too far off the beaten path.

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Countless bloggers have torn apart the plot flaws and unusual additions in this movie, so there aren't any new critiques I can add. The lack of a (real) big light saber duel at the end. The new unexplained force powers. The Finn/Rose sideplot that had no bearing on the story. The use of hyperdrive as a weapon, calling to question why, if it were a possibility, it has never been done in any other film? The dropping of the main villain plotline with no backstory given. The oddly placed bad jokes. The depressing and wasteful storyline of Luke. The deflated denoument. Any 3 of these issues wouldn't be enough to sour a Star Wars movie, but all of them together really take the fun out of it. I don't regret seeing this day 1, then 2 more times in theaters. But honestly, I would place it with Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones ranking-wise.

Apr 16, 2018

I saw it a second time and hated it less. The first time I saw it, I was expecting to like it, and did not. The second time, I convinced myself for months after the initial disappointment that it was terrible, and well, it is not really. I still think of all the way they could have taken Luke's life, this is one that, while possible, is far down on the scale of being the least satisfying. Every single new character is awful and once the purple hair appears on the screen, all aspects of the film noticeably sink a couple notches. None of the quality characters from the previous episode do anything more exciting than what they did last time. Still there are moments where you feel excitement, albeit muted compared to previous installments, and for that alone it still rises above some of its peers.

Apr 15, 2018

Meh... Lo-o-ng and slow. Of course it opens itself to yet another sequel. Will Lucas' franchise ever end?

Apr 11, 2018

I tired to like it but I there is no joy in the new Star wars movies for me. I guess for the New generation of Star Wars fans they will hopefully enjoy the movies.

Apr 07, 2018

I want to like this movie, but it's hard for me because I think in this case, the cons outweigh the pros. I'll start with things I disliked first.
-While some of the fight scenes were good, (like the Praetorian guard fight and Luke vs. Kylo Ren), I think that there's too many fight scenes. This movie felt like it was just one fight after another.
-I thought that cool characters, (like Captain Phasma), did not get enough screen time. Characters I didn't find really interesting, (like Admiral Holdo), got too much screen time.
(I also thought adding Yoda in here was a little unnecessary).
-I disliked Luke's character in this movie. I always liked that he was the character that was strong, good, and unturnable, and it was kind of sad to see that he was so mopey, depressed, and ready to die.
-I thought the story would sometimes go off into random places, or get kind of confusing. I wonder if there was an already written script that Rian Johnson decided to change and pick and choose from when he made the movie. It also felt like the characters forget what they were supposed to be doing. (Like Finn).
-This movie felt really long.
But besides all this, there were things I enjoyed from this movie.
-The first was the CG and visual effects. It was like eye candy for 2 and 1/2 hours!
-I really liked Rey and Leia's characters in this movie.
-It was hilarious. There was a lot of humor, and that's always great for a serious film.
-The music! John Williams music is good as always.
-Like I mentioned earlier, some of the fight scenes were cool.
So, this movie isn't awful, but it definitely isn't one of my favorites. Though I wish it could have different, I guess it could have been worse. It'll be interesting to see how this trilogy ends and I am excited to see what happens next.

Apr 04, 2018

Possibly the most polarizing Star Wars ever. What did I think? Well, I enjoyed it. It is maybe a bit over long? Yes. At two-and-a-half hours it is quite a bit to sit through. It is good? I think so. The first half can be a bit slow, but last hour and the battles aboard Snoke's Ship and on the planet Crait are well worth it. I was actually surprised at a few things (I won't spoil them) when I saw it in theaters. I also thought Phamsa was rather overrated and overhyped. When you watch this, and paired with her involvement in the Force Awakens, we'll probably understand why. Overall though, I enjoyed this film. It's worth it to watch at least once, and to make up your own mind. Please don't bash, or praise, based on other people's reviews alone.

By far and away the worst film in the Star Wars saga. Not even the prequels reached the level of sheer awful that this waste of time reached. Terrible writing (everything relating to Admiral Purple Hair, whatever her name is), pointless subplots (the casino planet), and destroying the characters you know and love while giving you nothing to replace them (how many times did Mark Hamill warn us?). What truly makes this film such an abomination is that everything I just mentioned is done wholly in the name of lazy, cynical "subversion." If you're a fan of Star Wars and film in general avoid this dumpster fire. Your time is worth more than that.

Mar 19, 2018

Amazing! I never knew Star Wars can still fascinate me after so many decades but here it is, 2018 and I still like the new addition to the series. If this is the last jedi then what do we call the people who could harnest the force? very curious.

Mar 07, 2018

Quality Movie. Done well, many technicalities in movie, but those are J.J. Abrams fault and probably a bit of Kathleen Kennedy's too, not Rian Johnson. Plot ok, but movie's great. 4.5 Stars.

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Apr 09, 2018

Luke Skywalker: [to Rey] What do you know about the force?
Rey: It’s a power that Jedi have that lets them control people and…. make things float.
Luke Skywalker: Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.

Apr 07, 2018

Luke Skywalker: [to R2-D2] . There's nothing you can say to change my mind.

Leia Organa: [R2-D2 plays Leia's message] General Kenobi, years ago you served my father during the Clone Wars...

Luke Skywalker: That was a cheap move!

Apr 07, 2018

Captain Peavey: He's going for the dreadnaught.

General Hux: Ha. He's insane.

Apr 07, 2018

Poe Dameron: This is Commander Poe Dameron of the Republic fleet, I have an urgent communique for General Hugs.

General Hux: This is General Hux of the First Order. The Republic is no more. Your fleet are Rebel scum and war criminals. Tell your precious princess there will be no terms, there will be no surrender...

Poe Dameron: Hi, I'm holding for General Hugs.

General Hux: This is Hux. You and your friends are doomed. We will wipe your filth from the galaxy.

Poe Dameron: Okay. I'll hold.

General Hux: Hello?

Poe Dameron: Hello? Yup, I'm still here.

General Hux: Can he hear me?

Poe Dameron: Hugs?

General Hux: [First Order monitor nods at Hux] He can?

Poe Dameron: With an 'H'? Skinny guy. Kinda pasty.

General Hux: I can hear you. Can you hear me?

Poe Dameron: Look, I can't hold forever. If you reach him, tell him Leia has an urgent message for him...

Captain Peavey: I believe he's tooling with you, sir.

Poe Dameron: ...about his mother.

Apr 07, 2018

Captain Phasma: You were always scum.

Finn: Rebel scum.

Apr 07, 2018

Poe Dameron: Permission to hop in an X-Wing and blow something up?

Leia Organa: Permission granted.

Apr 07, 2018

Luke Skywalker: Where are you from?

Rey: Nowhere.

Luke Skywalker: Nobody is from nowhere.

Rey: Jakku.

Luke Skywalker: Yeah, that's pretty much nowhere.


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Apr 07, 2018

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Mar 07, 2018

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Jan 29, 2018

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Apr 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the fighting and action scenes may be scary to younger viewers.

Apr 07, 2018

Violence: Lots of fighting and action sequences.


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Apr 07, 2018

Resistance forces, led by General Leia Organa, flee D'Qar when a First Order fleet arrives. Poe Dameron leads a costly counterattack that destroys a First Order dreadnought, but after the Resistance escapes to hyperspace, the First Order tracks them and attacks the Resistance convoy. Kylo Ren, Leia's son, hesitates to fire on the lead Resistance ship after sensing his mother's presence, but his TIE fighter wingmen destroy the bridge, incapacitating Leia. Disapproving of new leader Vice Admiral Holdo's passive strategy, Poe helps Finn, BB-8, and mechanic Rose Tico embark on a secret mission to disable the tracking device on the lead ship. Meanwhile, Rey arrives on Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon to recruit Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Disillusioned by his failure to train Kylo as a Jedi, and under self-imposed exile from the Force, Luke refuses to help and believes that the Jedi should become extinct. Unbeknownst to Luke, Rey and Kylo can communicate through the Force. As the rival Force users learn about each other, each has future visions of themselves as partners. R2-D2 persuades Luke to train Rey. After Kylo tells Rey what happened between him and Luke that caused him to choose the dark side of the Force, Luke confesses that he momentarily contemplated killing Kylo upon sensing that Supreme Leader Snoke was corrupting him, causing Kylo to destroy Luke's new Jedi Order in retaliation. Convinced that Kylo can be redeemed, Rey leaves Ahch-To to confront Kylo without Luke. Luke prepares to burn the Ahch-To Jedi temple and library, but hesitates. Yoda's ghost appears and destroys the temple by summoning a thunderstorm, and encourages Luke to learn from his failure. Holdo reveals her plan to discreetly evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports. Believing her actions cowardly and risky, Poe leads a mutiny. Finn, Rose, and BB-8 travel to the Canto Bight casino and acquire the help of the hacker DJ, who says he can help them disable the tracking device. They infiltrate Snoke's ship, but get captured by Captain Phasma. Meanwhile, Kylo brings Rey to Snoke, who claims that he facilitated the mental connection between her and Kylo as part of a plan to destroy Luke. Ordered to kill Rey, Kylo instead kills Snoke and, with Rey, defeats Snoke's guards. Rey believes that Kylo has returned to the light side of the Force, but he instead invites her to rule the galaxy with him, which she refuses. They use the Force to fight for possession of Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber, which splits in two. Leia recovers and stuns Poe, allowing the evacuation to begin. Holdo remains on the ship to mislead Snoke's fleet as the others flee to an abandoned Rebel Alliance base on Crait. Holdo sacrifices herself by ramming Snoke's fleet at lightspeed; Rey escapes in the chaos, while Kylo declares himself Supreme Leader. BB-8 frees Finn and Rose, who escape after defeating Phasma, and they join survivors on Crait. When the First Order arrives, Poe, Finn, and Rose attack with old speeders. Rey and Chewbacca draw the TIE fighters away with the Falcon, while Rose stops Finn from completing a suicide run against the enemy siege cannon, which penetrates the Resistance fortress. Luke appears and confronts the First Order to enable surviving Resistance members to escape. Kylo orders the First Order's forces to fire on Luke to no effect. He then engages Luke in a lightsaber duel; upon striking Luke, Kylo realizes he has been fighting a Force projection of him. Rey uses the Force to help the Resistance escape on the Falcon. Luke, exhausted, dies peacefully on Ahch-To. His death is sensed by Rey and Leia, but Leia tells surviving rebels that the Resistance has all it needs to rise again. At Canto Bight, one of the children who helped Finn and Rose escape grabs a broom with the Force and gazes into space.

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