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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Movie Review: STAR WARS VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

The time has come for me to do another STAR WARS review! And I only do these on very special occasions therefore today must be special! (I mean, every day is special, but STAR WARS related). Today, September 25th is Mark Hamill's birthday, and because he is the last jedi, that is exactly what I'll be reviewing.

I am very excited about this because A New Hope will always be my favorite because it is the original, but this one is a very close second! I also have visited two of the locations where they did a lot of the filming! Eeek!
Time for my necessary note: If you watch the STAR WARS movies you have to watch them in a certain order, or a lot of things will be spoiled. This series is awesome, and so please don't spoil it for yourself. Watch it in this order:
IV: A New Hope (1977)V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)I: The Phantom Menace (1999), II: Attack of the Clones (2002), III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), VII: The Force Awakens (2015), and VIII: The Last Jedi (2017).

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

STAR WARS VIII: The Last Jedi (2017):
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
The Resistance has been found! With the First Order right on their heels, and running low on supplies, they don't know what they will do when time runs out. Finn, Poe Dameron, and Rose decide that desperate measures must be taken. They come up with a plan to hack into the First Order's security long enough for them to get away, but that involves finding a master code breaker. Meanwhile, Rey wants to become a jedi, but Luke Skywalker has given up. She wants him to be her master, but is he hiding the truth about the past?
"We are the spark that will light the fire the will burn down the First Order."
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy.
Length: approx. 152 minutes.
Costumes: 7, nothing amazing, and there is a scene where someone isn't wearing a shirt.
Script: 7, there are a few bad words (thank you, Finn and Poe).
"Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you see it then you'll never make it through the night."
Directed by: Rian Johnson.
Written by: Rian Johnson and George Lucas.
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. "The galaxy may need a legend."
Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
Daisy Ridley as Rey. "Something inside of me has always been there and now it's awake."
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren.
John Boyega as Finn.
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico.
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron. "Happy beeps."
Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke.
Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo.
Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux.
Benicio del Toro as DJ.
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO. "Wipe that nervous expression off your face."
Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.
Veronica Ngo as Paige Tico.
Cinematography: 10, it is amazing. I know since I've been there. There is just one thing which looked really cool, but when I think about it it doesn't make a lot of sense. Oh well. In the storyline it helps the opposing side.
The animals are CGI, but they are so cute!
Cinematography by: Steve Yedlin.
Music: 10!! Forever and ever I'll give it a 10.
Music by: John Williams.
Quotes: 10! "That's how we're going to win this war, not fighting what we hate, but saving what we love." (This might be my favorite line of the whole franchise).
Storyline: 7, there is a lot of violence, torture, and shooting, then killing and death. There is also one suggestive line (thanks Maz) and a few gross things.
"There are things that you cannot solve by jumping into a cock pit and blowing something up."
Good For: STAR WARS fans!
Age Range: It is rated PG-13 because of the violence, but I think it just depends on what each person is comfortable with. I've known younger kids to watch more violent things and be fine.
Overall Score: 8.5!
Bonus thoughts:
Okay, I know that quite a few STAR WARS fans didn't like this one, but I love it! A lot happens in the 2 and a half hours and there is never a quiet moment. I really relate to Luke Skywalker, and Mark Hamill did such a great job playing him (as always)! I have watched this movie so many times but never get tired of it. This movie deals a lot with fear and selflessness. Ack, these characters are so amazing!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hamill!

Thanks to all of you for reading! Have you seen this? If you have I would love to chat about it in the comments! Have a great day!



  1. I didn't hate this one like some people, but it had too much Poe for my taste, and it seemed like they tried to make you like Kylo Ren as a protagonist instead of a villian, without having him actually do good things πŸ˜‚. I still like Kylo, but I want him to either be redeemed so we can like him for the good his does or be a villian, and we can like him as an antagonist. I don't want to like a villian in the same way you'd like a role model protag πŸ˜‚.

    1. My favorites are Rogue One and The Force Awakens. My favorite characters are Bodhi, Rey, and Han.

    2. Too much Poe? I don't think I've ever heard that complaint. πŸ˜‚ But I can see what you mean! Same! I like Kylo but I want to know if he is going to be redeemed or if he is going to be the villain! Why are they messing with our minds by making us have sympathy for him when he hasn't actually done anything good?? Oh well. πŸ˜‚

      Good choices! I've only seen Rogue One once, but I really liked Bodhi! The Force Awakens, Rey, and Han = <3

  2. This review is great :D I didn't love the MOVIE, but I do love this review ;)

  3. So much did happen in 2 hours. It was a little sad compared to a lot of them. But I liked it, I really can't wait for the next one.


    1. Yeah, there were sad bits. I definitely cry every time I watch it. Yes! I'm so excited for IX!!!


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