And the Epic Story Continues…

Jonathon Moreno ‘21
EE Staff Writer

If you’re a Star Wars geek or just a person looking for a decent movie to watch, this electrifying yet heart touching film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is just the movie to get your adrenaline pumping.

From exciting space battles to a mission to save the Resistance from certain doom, the 8th episode in the Star Wars series features just about everything you could ask for in a Star Wars film. Star Wars: The Last Jedi starts off from the last scene in episode 7, “The Force Awakens” where Rey (Daisy Ridley) is shown offering Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) his original lightsaber. In the meantime, The Resistance is being chased by The First Order and with only a small fleet, they have no choice but to run with The First Order on their tail.

During this cat and mouse chase, a daring starfighter pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and a rogue First Order trooper Finn (John Boyega), devise a plan to strike a major blow to the opposing fleet, allowing for The Resistance fleet to escape. On The First Orders side of things, we the audience, finally get a look at Supreme leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), in the flesh and his troubled apprentice, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). The “official” goal of The First Order is to eliminate the remaining Resistance fleet. On the inside of the Resistance fleet is General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) who has to make decisions that can be deciding factors of whether the Resistance survives or is destroyed. Throughout the entire film, I was clinging to my seat with almost every daring move that The Resistance made. The suspense with threat of The First Order kept my mind racing through the very many possibilities of the very near future of the movie.

By the end of this exhilarating film, I found myself in awe with the final scenes of the film with an epic battle that was overall intriguing and thrilling. What’s a Star Wars movie without a final battle? I honestly thought that out of the many parts of this movie, the ending and the scenes with Rey and Luke Skywalker were the best pieces of all. I would like to point out that this movie isn’t all serious of course. There were some parts where the entire theatre had a couple laughs at the funny yet ridiculous things Luke Skywalker did on screen.

My personal and final thoughts about this movie is that it has its moments, whether they were funny, sad, or invigorating. I think that this film was just awesome and if you haven’t gotten the chance to see it yet, go as soon as you can. Something I’d like to add is if you would like to understand the story as a whole and want to piece everything together, I suggest watching the original trilogy and the sequels. In other words, I suggest to go watch Episodes 1-7 and the movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. By watching those movies, everything that didn’t make any sense, will start to make sense.

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