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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Lengthy but laudable

Many of the Hollywood movies made today rarely meet up to the standards set by their predecessors. They either harp upon what has already been done by the films on their times or stick to clichés and stereotypes.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a refreshing change from the other sequels. Though it is the lengthiest ‘Star Wars’ movie in the franchise, director Rian Johnson has not made it a tiresome experience for the fans to feast their eyes upon the action and the images.

A cliffhanger packed with action and mystery, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ the director takes on many of the questions that run through the audience’s minds. Where has Luke Skywalker been, and what was he up to for all these years? Who is Rey and how is she so strong with the Force? What’s the deal with Supreme Leader Snoke? Why did Kylo Ren turn over to the dark side? Though these questions are addressed, the director does not answer them in your typical manner.

He takes the viewers in a completely unexpected direction while providing insights into the answers. All the actors play their parts well. However Mark Hamill’s performance as Luke is outstanding. Luke’s history with the Force is captured well through his pain. The interactions between Luke and Rey are gripping too. Her scenes with Kylo too are quite intriguing. Kylo and Rey’s allure of the dark side and spiritual turmoil are beautifully projected in the movie. The other characters like General Leia played by Carrie Fisher, Poe Dameron taken on by Oscar Isaac, and Finn portrayed by John Boyega all add vital aspects to the story.

Johnson even introduces a few new ones with Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo.

All the technical components come together as well. The score, editing, effects, sound design, and cinematography are well-balanced. Exciting battle scenes and intriguing twists are aplenty in this film. These add maturity to the production.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is everything a Star Wars film should be. It is a movie which has a heart and mystery intertwined with a good acting and directing. 


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