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.

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Rian Johnson

Writers:

Rian Johnson, George Lucas (based on characters created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker / Dobbu Scay
Carrie Fisher ... Leia Organa
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Andy Serkis ... Snoke
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Gwendoline Christie ... Captain Phasma
Kelly Marie Tran ... Rose Tico
Laura Dern ... Vice Admiral Holdo
Benicio Del Toro ... DJ
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)

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Storyline

Jedi Master-in-hiding Luke Skywalker unwillingly attempts to guide young hopeful Rey in the ways of the force, while Leia, former princess turned general, attempts to lead what is left of the Resistance away from the ruthless tyrannical grip of the First Order. Written by Danny Moniz

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many fans and audiences were disappointed by how this film disregarded several of the plot threads started in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), and how it answered some of its lingering questions. Writer/director Rian Johnson stated in interviews that he had read J.J. Abrams' script for The Force Awakens, but to his knowledge, there was never an overarching story outline for the trilogy that he had to adhere to. Lucasfilm executives, including Kathleen Kennedy, gave Johnson full creative freedom to develop the story as he saw fit, and they were reportedly enthusiastic about some of his more controversial choices. See more »

Goofs

SPOILER: Leia Organa is so powerful with the force that she can fly through space like Superman, yet when the rebels are trapped they must rely on Rey's ability to remove the rocks even though Leia is with them. Clarification: While Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back established that the weight of the object being moved is irrelevant to use of the Force, it has also established that the perceived weight of objects creates a psychological barrier to anyone untrained in use of the Force. The number of objects and the ability to see an object does have an impact on the ease with which the Force can be used to move things. Moving one object one direction in a weightless, frictionless environment is a relatively rudimentary use of the Force, while simultaneously controlling the movement of several dozen multi-ton objects, some of which aren't visible to the force-user in question is drastically more difficult. Also, one instance instinctive use of the Force under extreme physical duress is not the same as continuous, willful use of the Force. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Resistance Evacuation Officer: We're not clear yet. There are still 30 pallets of cannon shells in C bunker.
Lieutenant Connix: Forget the munitions, there's no time. Just get everyone on the transports.
[Star Destroyers appear]
Lieutenant Connix: Oh, no.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The home video releases (both physical and digital) include a version with an isolated score. It is accessible through the Movies Anywhere app. See more »

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Unfunny Comedy
8 March 2020 | by james-dupaSee all my reviews

I am all for interracial relationships... honestly they are a beautiful thing... but this one was so forced and out of nowhere that boggles the mind. Then the coincidences: they happen to have a robot with the.. they happen to be thrown in the same jail as... they happen to have matching speeds...

When did Star Wars become a cheap joke????

Elsewhere, aaron_kyle writes a review and 5 minutes later has 100 upvotes for his 'review.' This shyster is upvoting himself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$317,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$220,009,584, 17 December 2017

Gross USA:

$620,181,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,332,698,830
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2.39 : 1
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