Star Wars: The Last Jedi ★★★★★

The Last Jedi, the second instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, makes use of the well-known characters of the original trilogy in distinctly different ways than how they have been portrayed in the past while decisively enabling the new characters to grab centre stage. And while The Force Awakens undoubtedly resuscitated the franchise, it was too formulaic and didn't drift sufficiently from its precursors to create a genuine permanent impression.

Step forward writer and director Rian Johnson. Johnson had the chance to give rise to something genuinely different for Star Wars fans with this episode, and the outcome more than exceeds expectations. The film is an optical sensation and accomplishes vast amounts with colour and sound, and is also additionally humorous; probably the most comical of all the Star Wars movies. The Last Jedi is impressive from beginning to end.

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