"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" review.
I have been, like much of the galaxy is, in conflict over the new "Star Wars" films. The first one, "The Force Awakens", was good, basically okay. I'd give it a B, B+. Harrison Ford was really great in it, and I liked Rey in it, but I wasn't totally sold. It didn't totally convince me that they should have brought back "Rouge One." Another issue I found was, although it was better than I thought it would be, it didn't feel totally complete.
But yesterday I saw "The Last Jedi", and I do have to say, I'm sold. I like this movie. I really like this movie. Some basic plot details, just in case you haven't seen it: it picks up where the last one left off, with Rey confronting Luke on his planet. There's also Finn and Poe, and a new character Rose, who I liked. They and Leia are being pursued by the New Order's ship, and it causes some problems right there. They can't jump to the lightspeed because they're being tracked, so they need to break in to the New Order's ship to get that. That's all I'm willing to say about the plot.
I do have one criticism though of the film. I totally don't understand what happened to the Republic. I guess it fell. But that's my only real issue. I feel the "Star Wars" movies are in good hands now. I feel Rian Johnson is a very good director. This was a justifiable world. I believe Mark Hamill deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance here. I'll stand by that. I think it was a great performance. It's both sad and bitter, but melancholy and full of warmth.