The Last Jedi is the latest installment of a legendary narrative that has defined society since the fourth episode in 1977.
The newest tale in the Star Wars universe continues the story of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren, the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens back in 2015, while keeping fans updated on fan favorites such as Luke, Leia, and Chewy from the originals. The Last Jedi follows the protagonists as they battle the villains of the story, the First Order. The First Order is lead by Kylo Ren, a force user, and General Hux, Kylo’s second-in-command. They compliment each other and their mission is to wipe out the Resistance and rule the galaxy. The Resistance is lead by the beautiful Princess Leia (now General Leia), and their purpose is to eliminate the threat of First Order and keep peace throughout space.
This new chapter in the story-line is uplifting and emotional. It is the story of a beaten down group, of those who feel as though there is no hope. It is the story of restoring that lost hope, and finding motivation and inspiration in the darkness. The Last Jedi explains that it is okay for things to die out and for new things to be reborn.
The new movie has faced criticism for “not feeling like a Star Wars film.” But those who feel as such have missed the whole point of the visual message they just watched. This story was not meant to feel like A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back. It was meant to be feel like The Last Jedi; it was meant to be different. Everything is going to evolve and change, even beloved movies and their messages. This is exactly why The Last Jedi was an incredible film, with flaws, the displayed gorgeous scenery, wonderful talent, and a brilliant message.
By: Hannah Baird
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