Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
The original release date was May 26, 2017. However, in January of 2016, the film's release was rescheduled for December 15, 2017, based on how successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) was releasing in December. See more »
When the hospital ship runs out of propellant, it gets slower and starts tilting to the back without any apparent outside influence. This would not happen to any object in space that simply stops being propelled - it would continue on its exact trajectory until stopped by reverse thrust our outside force. See more »
We are the spark, that will light the fire that'll burn the First Order down.
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There is a dedication in the closing credits: "In Loving Memory of our Princess: Carrie Fisher." See more »
Sometimes there is the situation, when you want to say or do something, but not knowing why, you do the opposite. The same must have been with the Disney executives, who read the script of The Last Jedi by Ryan Johnson. They wanted to say something like "What?!?!". Instedy they uttered: "Excellent! Let's do this!". Here is how The Last Jedi buried the Star Wars franchice once and for all.
The first problem with the Force Awakens, was that it was basically the copy of the New Hope. However, the passage to the world which looked and felt like Star Wars should always do, compensated for most of the drawbacks of that movie.
Today, if you feared that The Last Jedi would rip off The Emprire Strikes Back the same way The Force Awakens did with the New Hope, fear no more. It turns out it is now possible to cram two movies (namely The Empire Strikes Back AND Return of the Jedi) into one at the same time! The key scenes are meticulously moved into this picture (though in different, problably random, sequence). Who needs the whole new trilogy, anyway?
The main problem with The Last Jedi is the story. It is totally unbalanced, starting from the first minutes. Of course, there are a couple of paths we have to follow, but their interconnection just does not work. There is no tension, no one will be sitting at the edge of the seat, waiting for the next scene. Also, although the movie seems to the the Star Wars episode, sometimes it turns to be something more like Harry Potter...
The second problem is tone. The general idea was to make this episode a darker one (just like The Empire Strikes Back). Unfortunately, there are also some funny scenes (quite good ones, I must admit), which are put here and there. As the result, we have no idea - should we be scared, worried or amused? Sure, this is the space advanture movie for kids, but some content for adults used to be smuggled as well. Now, there is just a mess we have no idea how to react to.
Unfortunately, some characters playing even prominent roles are treated cruelly and despite their previous achievements. For example, Luke (who at least speaks now) is not the Jedi master, who defied the Satan himself, saved his father and brought the peace to the galaxy. Instead, we will see a grumpy old man, who complaints a lot, is afraid of many things and behaves like anyone but the Jedi knight we knew from the original trilogy.
General Hux, who was the ambitious supreme commander of the First Order forces, now is just the incompetent clown, often facing comical consequences of his own failures. It is interesting, anyway, how the First Order managed to pose a threat to anyone, having such a set of stupid commanders with the lack of imagination, surprised by the Resistance during every encounter.
Captain Phasma, who, allegedly, was so popular among fans, is in the movie for a very short amount of time, though this time she speaks a couple of sentences more than before (nothing special, but still...). I bet everyone will be disappointed by this character after watching the episode...
The old cast is passable but the new actors are not that good. Music is nothing special and I believe it will be difficult to remember the score at all. Visual effects are good, but new ships' designs are not that impressive. In general, everything that would work is "borrowed" from the original trilogy. All new ideas are questionable at best.
If anyone is hoping to find answers to the most pressing questions about this new Star Wars universe (like, who is Snoke, what is the relation between the Empire and the First Order), You can continue waiting. The Last Jedi brings no answers to any questions as such.
To sum up, while The Force Awakens was the positive surprise, giving hope that Disney has any idea how to push the Star Wars cart, The Last Jedi takes such hopes away. The movie is weird, some characters do things that should not be done by them, the pacing is wrong, there is no required atmosphere. It seems that indeed the best thing they could do was to repeat the older story once again. Everytime they try to throw something original in, they fail miserably. I am afraid, this is the end of the Star Wars universe. There is nothing more to be said in this topic. Now, esteemed executives from Disney, please switch to the production of Tron 3...
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