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Star Wars Episode VIII: the Last Jedi

  • Drama
  • Sci-fi
  • 2017
  • Rian Johnson
  • 145 mins
  • 12

Summary

With the Resistance cornered, aspiring warrior Rey tries to recruit a reluctant Luke Skywalker in her battle against Kylo Ren and his evil forces. Meanwhile, Finn, grieving mechanic Rose, and faithful droid BB-8 are sent on a covert mission to disengage the First Order's tracking device. Eighth instalment in the blockbusting fantasy adventure franchise, starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Luke Skywalker / Dobbu ScayMark Hamill
LeiaCarrie Fisher
ReyDaisy Ridley
Kylo RenAdam Driver
FinnJohn Boyega
Poe DameronOscar Isaac
Supreme Leader SnokeAndy Serkis
General HuxDomhnall Gleeson
Vice Admiral Amilyn HoldoLaura Dern
DJBenicio Del Toro
Captain PhasmaGwendoline Christie
Maz KanataLupita Nyong'o
RoseKelly Marie Tran
Lieutenant ConnixBillie Lourd
C-3POAnthony Daniels
R2-D2Jimmy Vee
ChewbaccaJoonas Suotamo
PaigeVeronica Ngo
Master CodebreakerJustin Theroux
Captain PeaveyAdrian Edmondson
Captain CanadyMark Lewis Jones
Resistance monitorMichaela Coel
Resistance pilotShauna Macdonald
Transport deck officerDarren Morfitt
Hux's First Order monitorKate Dickie
Senior First Order officerRalph Ineson
Jail guardAndy Nyman
Party girl loveyLily Cole
WodibinWarwick Davis
Slowen LoJoseph Gordon-Levitt

Crew

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DirectorRian Johnson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney
Released on
2017-12-14
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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