in about 100 words or less
US 152m, Colour
Director: Rian Johnson; Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro
As the conclusion to The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi completes Luke Skywalker’s story in part eight of the ongoing Star Wars saga. Mirroring much of the original Star Wars (1977) story, the rebel forces seem all but doomed. As a book end to Episode IV – A New Hope, this installment might more accurately be titled: A Last Hope. Filled with comedic elements, and a few old characters that fans are sure to enjoy, The Last Jedi is an entertaining film that wipes the slate clean in the Star Wars universe (Klaus Ming December 2017).