Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Review

If you haven’t watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet then I suggest you avoid reading this like a plague Lol! This is actually a synopsis of the movie with my own commentaries, the movie is now showing in theaters nationswide.

The scene opens with General Leia Organa and what remains of the Resistance army evacuating their main base when a First Order fleet reached the planet. A single Resistance X-Wing fighter ridden by Poe Dameraon wasted no time in disabling all the enemy’s canons. After dropping a bomb to destroy a Dreadnaught enemy ship (which is a very suspense filled scene I reck’n), the Resistance vessels jumped into hyperspace to escape, with the First Order hot in their pursuit by using a tracking device (I’m not really sure though how the tracking device was placed by General Hux as it wasn’t explained). During the attack, Kylo Ren, hesitates to fire at the lead Resistance ship after sensing his mother Leia of her presence on board, but TIE fighters destroy the bridge of the ship (not really sure how they’re able to penetrate the ship’s protective shield), killing many Resistance leaders including General Ackbar (he appeared in almost every Star Wars movie there is to date). Miraculously, Leia saves herself using the Force but was left incapacitated, leaving Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in command. Disapproving of Amilyn’s passive strategy, Poe, Finn, BB-8, and mechanic Rose Tico (I would prefer her sister Page who is much cuter lol) embark on a secret plan to board one of the enemy’s ships and disable the tracking device (how they figure out the way to disable it I don’t know).

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Meanwhile, having arrived on the island Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon, Rey meets Luke Skywalker, who just threw away his (and his father Darth Vader) light saber. Luke refuses to teach her in the ways of the Force because of his past failure with teaching his nephew Ben Solo (who became Kylo Ren), even after learning of Han Solo’s death. Rey and Kylo begin communicating with each other through visions. Prompted by R2, Luke eventually agrees to teach Rey 3 lessons (they started with a funny scene where Rey was “reaching out the force”). During the training, Luke and Kylo gave Rey differing accounts of the incident that swayed Kylo toward the dark side of the Force, with Luke confessing that he attempted to kill Ben upon discovering his future dark side and affiliation with Supreme Leader Snoke (we still don’t know where Snoke came from or his history). Unable to convince Luke to join the Resistance, Rey leaves Ahch-To without him to confront Kylo. Luke sees the ghost of Yoda, who destroys the Ahch-To Jedi temple for him and tells him that failure is the greatest teacher.

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Amilyn reveals her plan to discreetly evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports (why doesn’t she reveals this to Poe and other remaining members of the Resistance until the last minute?). Believing her actions to be cowardly and risky, Poe instigates a mutiny. Finn, Rose, and BB-8 recruit the pirate and computer hacker DJ at a casino on Canto Bight (he can easily escape the prison where he, Finn and Rose were locked but he didn’t do it earlier?), believing that he will be able to help them disable the tracking device. They infiltrate Snoke’s ship, but are captured by Captain Phasma, though BB-8 manages to escape. Meanwhile, Rey lands on the same ship and is seized by Kylo, who takes her to Snoke. During a confrontation with Snoke, Rey tries to turn Kylo to the side of the Resistance. Snoke reveals that he controlled the mental connection between her and Kylo as part of a plan to destroy Luke. Ordered to kill Rey, Kylo instead kills Snoke using Vader’s light saber (didn’t Snoke felt through the Force that it was about to cut him in half?) and works together with Rey to kill Snoke’s guards (this is a first class fight scene hands down!). Kylo invites Rey to rule the galaxy with him, but Rey refuses. Using the Force, they struggle for possession of Luke’s lightsaber until it broke in two. Rey escapes while the First Order are distracted by the battle. Kylo declares himself the new Supreme Leader.

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Meanwhile Leia, having recovered, stuns out Poe and allows the evacuation to begin. Amilyn remains on the main ship to provide cover, as the others escape to an old Rebel Alliance base on the planet Crait. However, DJ reveals the Resistance’s plan to the First Order (he apparently overheard through the intercom but during light speed?), and the evacuation transports are targeted with heavy losses; Amilyn sacrifices herself by ramming the command ship at Snoke’s flagship at light speed to stop the barrage and tearing the flagship in half. BB-8 frees Rose and Finn, who escape after defeating Captain Phasma, and join the survivors of the evacuation. When the First Order arrives, Poe, Finn, and Rose lead a charge with old speeders, but take heavy fire. Rey arrives in the Millennium Falcon and draws the TIE fighters away, while Rose saves Finn from a suicide mission to destroy the enemy’s main cannon (reminds us of the death star like technology), which then blasts a hole in the Resistance’s fortress.

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Luke appears and confronts Kylo alone, giving the surviving Resistance fighters time to escape (why didn’t Luke actually didn’t tell them his plan to distract the enemy so that they can escape?). Kylo strikes Luke with his lightsaber, but learns that he has been fighting a Force projection (this is something which we haven’t seen before that Jedi can do), and Luke is still on Ahch-To. Luke defiantly tells Kylo that he will not be the last Jedi, as Rey clears a blocked tunnel behind the base so the remaining Resistance fighters can escape. Luke then dies and becomes one with the Force like Obi-Wan and Yoda before him (I’m not sure why he died really, is it because he became too tired from his projection?). The remaining Resistance fighters escape aboard the Falcon. Leia reassures everyone that the rebellion has all that is needed to rise again. On Canto Bight, one of the children that helped Finn and Rose escape grabs a broom with the Force and wields it like a lightsaber while a Resistance ring is shown on his finger (could he be the next Anakin?).

So you see, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi has more questions than answers, so buckle up mates and watch the movie again..or a third time!

Images: Youtube Star Wars

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