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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Last Tuesday the movie theater I work at was doing a pre-screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at midnight—so clearly I had to go see it. Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio Del Toro and is directed by Rian Johnson.

While I am quite the fan of Star Wars, when Force Awakens came of two years ago, I initially thought it was really good, but now that the shock of Star Wars has worn off, the movie isn’t that good. It is literally the same thing at a New Hope, with the confused hero having to face off with a very big weapon that can destroy one of multiple planets. But I thought the characters they set up in it where very good, so I was excited to see where they took them in a sequel.

To start, this film is very beautiful, maybe one of the most beautiful show films I have ever seen. The wide shots of each different planet makes the view feel like they are truly in the Star Wars universe. Secondly, this movie takes the plot in many different directions than a regular Star Wars movie would do. This made some of my coworkers upset, saying it didn’t feel like a star wars movie, with a larger plot twist at the end. I thought this added a new creative side to it when Force Awakens lacked—creativity.

So no matter if you’re a die-hard fan, or a first to the Star Wars universe, The Last Jedi is a great addition to the Star Wars Universe.