Star Wars: The Last Jedi Delivers The Punch We’ve all Longed For
Fears The Last Jedi would be a copy of The Empire Strikes Back were quickly quashed as perhaps the best Star Wars movie yet unfolded on screen.
From the minute the opening crawl faded off into space, the originality of the film was obvious and the audience at the midnight session was hooked.
It’s true anyone going to a midnight session of anything means they take the story seriously and everyone was worried the Last Jedi was going to be like The Force Awakens was mirroring the original trilogy so much as to be frankly rather boring.
But in this version of the franchise new Director Rian Johnson has delivered a snapshot of the Star Wars universe previously unseen. New and interesting planets, vehicles and characters combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other Star Wars film.
Superb acting from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs and Adam Driver, and old favourites like Mark Hamill, Laura Dern and the late Carrie Fisher, drive this universe to a new level.
Rian Johnson has directed a visual masterpiece. Epic scenery with superb colour palettes are brought to life with amazing camera work and heavily populated sets.
Particularly impressive is the contrast of the mineral planet Crait, the site of an abandoned rebel base acquired by the bold resistance. The bright red crystals in contrast with the stark salt creates a stunning vista for a battle of epic proportions.
The single criticism I hold of the movie is the ridiculousness of an animal breakout scene, in which alien horses (essentially) escape and wreak havoc through a casino, an interesting and visually wonderful glimpse at a part of the Star Wars Universe that has previously escaped our attention.
It is also important to note that this is one of the most brutal Star Wars films to date. Parents should be advised that some children may be upset at a few of the scenes in the movie.
Overall, The Last Jedi is an incredible film, possibly the best Star Wars, an original experience full of twists and turns. It is exciting and a must watch for anybody, from the mildly interested to the most hard-core Star Wars fans. The breathtaking sound and visuals mean this film is best experienced on the big screen. I for one will certainly be watching it for a second, or even third, time whilst Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas now.
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