Film: Reaching for the stars in 2017
Packed with unexpected jokes and thrilling action, but frustratingly unable to knot decades-old emotional threads, The Last Jedi is nevertheless a noble continuation of the franchise
The title of the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, suggests an elegy and so it becomes, but not before writer and director Rian Johnson puts the fun into funereal. Packed with unexpected jokes and thrilling action, but frustratingly unable to knot decades-old emotional threads, this is nevertheless a noble continuation of the franchise revitalised beyond recognition in JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
What, the film asks, is the point of the Jedi...
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