Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is The Best Blockbuster Of 2017

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2017 has been a great year for both movies and games for that matter. I've seen a lot of movies in the cinema in 2017, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi is easily my favorite one of the entire year.

Don't worry, I'm not going to give away any spoilers in this review. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is best enjoyed with you not knowing any of the secrets or plot points.

Anyway, I enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it came out two years ago although I agree the film was pretty much just a remake of A New Hope.

The Last Jedi on the other hand has only little elements of The Empire Strikes Back, but it thankfully has an original plot and several new characters.

The gist of the story is mainly Rey trying to convince Luke Skywalker to train her as a Jedi and for him to come back to the Resistance with General Leia.

While the Resistance have to escape the big forces of The First Order.

There's a lot more to the story than that, but it's best to watch this with an open mind. Some things are revealed here and you will be put into an emotional rollercoaster throughout the entire film.

One thing to note is that many of the characters are separated in this movie.

Rey and Luke are mainly on the planet of Ahch-To while Finn, Poe and new character Rose are on a separate adventure. The movie shifts back and forth, but it's still a cohesive and well structured film.

Visually, The Last Jedi looks stunning as all of the planets and action scenes look awesome. There is one particular lightsaber battle that took my breath away as its fiery and picture perfect.

I also liked the fact that I was never bored while watching this movie.

The dialogue scenes are engaging and there is a lot of explosive action to watch here. The CGI is far better than what we saw in Justice League that's for sure!

Another thing I like about the film is that the plot has a lot of twists and turns.

Unlike last year's Rogue One, the movie is not predictable although it does kind of fall into the trap of being a 'middle chapter'.

As for the acting, mostly everyone is great here.

Daisy Ridley has matured a lot as Rey while Mark Hamill gives us a memorable performance as Luke Skywalker.

Newcomers of Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern who play Rose and Amilyn Holdo are also nice new additions to the ensemble cast.

The only actor that seemed out of place was Bencio del Toro.

I like Mr Toro in other movies, but he didn't seem to fit properly in the Star Wars universe for some reason. Not to mention his character doesn't even do much either.

The film is also surprisingly humorous, but in a good way. The humor doesn't feel forced and unnecessary like in some recent Marvel movies...

Even though I loved watching The Last Jedi, I admit the film may not be for everyone. My brother liked the movie, but my other older brother thought the movie was "average".

There are other reasons why my other brother didn't like the movie, but I cannot say it yet. Once you watch the movie, you may understand why some people may dislike it.

I will say the movie is quite long at 152 minutes, although it doesn't feel like a chore to watch. A lot more happens in this movie than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

Overall, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an excellent film and is easily my favorite blockbuster of 2017.

It is a worthy addition to the Star Wars franchise and it feels like a breath of fresh air since it doesn't rehash the same storylines.

Verdict: 5/5 stars

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