Star Wars Episode VIII: the Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: the Last Jedi

Rian Johnson (2017)

145min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Rey (Daisy Ridley) must convince self-exiled "last Jedi" Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to train her in the ways of the Force in writer/director Rian Johnson's smart, sharp and witty continuation of the Star Wars saga. Sporting dazzling special effects work, a harder edge, blazing action and a story that is split across the galaxy, Johnson's film - the eighth in the saga - offers the franchise an extra epic dimension. Its key theme is summed up by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) when he growls "let the past die", as The Last Jedi forgoes the nostalgia of previous instalment The Force Awakens to instead forge new narrative flight-paths. Johnson develops all of his key characters in the process, including Oscar Isaac's previously one-dimensional "flyboy", but this is Driver's finest hour as the grimly conflicted Kylo. He serves under creepy mo-cap baddie Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), while also providing conflicted feelings for Jedi-in-the-making Rey. The result is an involving yarn that is tremendously well told, with that signature heart-swelling emotion to match the narrative curveballs. Extraordinary stellar entertainment from start to finish.

Cast & Crew

Luke Skywalker / Dobbu Scay Mark Hamill
Leia Carrie Fisher
Rey Daisy Ridley
Kylo Ren Adam Driver
Finn John Boyega
Poe Dameron Oscar Isaac
Supreme Leader Snoke Andy Serkis
General Hux Domhnall Gleeson
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo Laura Dern
DJ Benicio Del Toro
Captain Phasma Gwendoline Christie
Maz Kanata Lupita Nyong'o
Lieutenant Connix Billie Lourd
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
R2-D2 Jimmy Vee
Chewbacca Joonas Suotamo
Paige Veronica Ngo
Master Codebreaker Justin Theroux
Captain Peavey Adrian Edmondson
Captain Canady Mark Lewis Jones
Resistance monitor Michaela Coel
Resistance pilot Shauna Macdonald
Transport deck officer Darren Morfitt
Hux's First Order monitor Kate Dickie
Senior First Order officer Ralph Ineson
Jail guard Andy Nyman
Party girl lovey Lily Cole
Wodibin Warwick Davis
Slowen Lo Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director Rian Johnson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Dec 2017