Star Wars

Star Wars

Episode VIII, The Last Jedi

DVD - 2018
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The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

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russ1971
Sep 07, 2018

Yup. It's pretty bad. Bad acting.

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willpell
Sep 06, 2018

I for one did enjoy this movie. It was visually quite pleasing, and the story was interestingly different, albeit pretty nonsensical if you put too much thought into it. The constant plot reversals and surprises were not too much for me; I really liked the idea of puncturing the classic tropes and doing something different. The transparent feminist strawman characters were noticeable, but not over-the-top IMO, and the climax was very effective. (Plus there are porgs. The entire rest of the movie could have been anything short of nails-on-chalkboard, and I would have watched it anyway just for the porgs.) I definitely think that it's worth seeing at least once, no matter what you've heard, and that if your inclination is to nitpick the story to death, you should really relax and keep an open mind.

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mustang351c
Sep 03, 2018

Bored. Had a hard time focusing on it.
It's interesting that the authors of the script made a BIG push for diversity in this one. It's also interesting that the story's rebels jumped from disaster to disaster to disaster, losing one battle after another, and getting massively slaughtered in the process. And in the end there was no real victory for them.
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Quit a contrast to the original Star Wars which made no or little nods toward diversity and ended up blowing up the Death Star and saving the galaxy! With it's largely racially homogeneous main characters.
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I wonder if the producers were making social commentary with this story about modern American society? Versus the America of a couple of generations ago? That they think that the push for 'diversity' is pretty much a failure. It's possible. Writers have been know to do some funny things.
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And that Rey character has GOT to go. "Girls can do anything!" - Yup *not*. Totally unrealistic, even in the world of scifi. Puleeeease! Expert sword fighting (the character has never, ever even seen one), flying unfamiliar spaceships in combat, beating up 200 lbs men (she weighs what? Maybe 110lbs?). Quit the symbol of estrogen excellence!

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Kerbal
Sep 03, 2018

This movie actually makes me think that the Prequels of Star Wars were actually better than these terrible Sequels

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JohnZins
Aug 11, 2018

This movie was so bad, Han was glad he got killed in the movie before it. Horrible, horrible film. Need to stop making these films now. I want those two hours of my life back, please.

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Gwen904
Jul 23, 2018

Wow. That's the word that comes to mind when I think of this movie. What a thrilling instalment of the Star Wars series! I was a little nervous before watching because of how little I knew about the director Rian Johnson. But my hopes were fulfilled and he delivered a masterpiece, probably the best Star Wars movie out there. Not a remake at all as 'The Force Awakens' was. The only things I didn't like were the few unnecessary scenes and cringy cheesy moments… Other than that, 'The Last Jedi' was a great movie! I'm so excited for Episode IX!

P.S. I have to say this, though: Star Wars will only be successful if they try new things, use new plots, and expand their world.

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fvrlfellow
Jul 23, 2018

Fantastic acion movie with solid cast. However, I find the story a little to follow; too many twists and turns with so many characters. Still, it's an enjoyable movie to watch with friends and family.

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reginator_22
Jul 23, 2018

I was entertained by this movie. I thought it was better than the Force Awakens.

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Merenwen
Jul 21, 2018

I went into this with some hesitation, because people were complaining that it was "confusing" and "felt like two movies put together". But I didn't get that impression at all. Yes, there are two storylines going that intersect near the end, but that's a totally normal thing in movies, especially the Star Wars franchise. If the people can't handle that, they should avoid the Star Wars movies, especially the prequels.

In fact, I'm going to make a very unpopular statement: I thought it was better than The Force Awakens. There, I said it.

TFA was a decent movie, but the storyline felt a bit lacking. I realize they had a lot of characters to introduce, but I still felt like it was missing something. I also hated how they had killed off Han. I could deal with him dying, but not in such a brutal way - it felt a little too much like Steven Moffat killing off all the good characters in Doctor Who. (Don't get me started on Amy and Rory. I'm still not over it.) I would have preferred a more dignified sending-off of such a legendary character.

The Last Jedi, on the other hand, had absolutely no lull to it. I loved that the secondary characters like Finn, Poe, and Rose (I freaking LOVED Rose) played an integral role in this one.

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violet_zebra_1398
Jul 21, 2018

One of the worst Star Wars movies ever. After watching The Force Awakens, I thought Star Wars had gotten as ruined and heartbreaking (Han's death) as it could get. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Rey (a character who doesn't change or develop like the original main characters, because she is already good at everything and is a Mary Sue character), Finn, and Poe attempt to supplant and become better than the beloved characters from the original trilogy. Luke's death was truly the last straw for me. I had gone through seeing my favorite character (Han) die, the Force turned into some sort of yin-yang thing, Rey presented as being better than Luke (a Skywalker!), and Luke acting completely different from the personality that he had in the original trilogy. And then they kill Luke. I now ignore the sequel trilogy and have realized that the prequels weren't actually all that bad.
I also think that the parts where the commanders of the rebel ships stay behind in them when the ships are blasted as decoys by the First Order are stupid. I mean, WE have auto-pilot. I think that a culture way ahead of ours should have auto-pilot, or at least enough to keep the ship on the straight and unchanging path they had been doing before.

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reginator_22
Jul 23, 2018

Kylo Ren: I'll destroy her. And you. And all of it.

Luke Skywalker: No. Strike me down in anger and I'll always be with you. Just like your father.

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indigo_magpie_20
Jun 04, 2018

Luke Skywalker: Reach out and feel the Force.
(Rey literally reaches out very jerkily)
(Luke pulls out plant and brushes Rey's fingers)
Rey: I think I feel it!
(Luke slaps her hand with the plant)
Rey: OUCH!

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jimg2000
May 10, 2018

Again tons of quotes in IMDb already. This one somehow was quoted a bit off:
IMDb:
Rose Tico: We're going to win this war not by fighting what we hate, but saving what we love!

Film:
Rose Tico: I saved you... silly. That's how we're gonna win. Not fighting what we hate ... saving what we love.

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red_giraffe_495
Apr 23, 2018

Luke Skywalker: Reach Out and feel the force.
(Rey literally reaches out)
(Luke pulls out plant and brushes Rey's fingers)
Rey: I think I feel it!

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red_horse_1032
Apr 09, 2018

Luke Skywalker: [to Rey] What do you know about the force?
Rey: It’s a power that Jedi have that lets them control people and…. make things float.
Luke Skywalker: Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Luke Skywalker: [to R2-D2] . There's nothing you can say to change my mind.

Leia Organa: [R2-D2 plays Leia's message] General Kenobi, years ago you served my father during the Clone Wars...

Luke Skywalker: That was a cheap move!

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Captain Peavey: He's going for the dreadnaught.

General Hux: Ha. He's insane.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Poe Dameron: This is Commander Poe Dameron of the Republic fleet, I have an urgent communique for General Hugs.

General Hux: This is General Hux of the First Order. The Republic is no more. Your fleet are Rebel scum and war criminals. Tell your precious princess there will be no terms, there will be no surrender...

Poe Dameron: Hi, I'm holding for General Hugs.

General Hux: This is Hux. You and your friends are doomed. We will wipe your filth from the galaxy.

Poe Dameron: Okay. I'll hold.

General Hux: Hello?

Poe Dameron: Hello? Yup, I'm still here.

General Hux: Can he hear me?

Poe Dameron: Hugs?

General Hux: [First Order monitor nods at Hux] He can?

Poe Dameron: With an 'H'? Skinny guy. Kinda pasty.

General Hux: I can hear you. Can you hear me?

Poe Dameron: Look, I can't hold forever. If you reach him, tell him Leia has an urgent message for him...

Captain Peavey: I believe he's tooling with you, sir.

Poe Dameron: ...about his mother.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Captain Phasma: You were always scum.

Finn: Rebel scum.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Poe Dameron: Permission to hop in an X-Wing and blow something up?

Leia Organa: Permission granted.

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Kerbal
Sep 03, 2018

Kerbal thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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violet_zebra_1398
Jul 21, 2018

violet_zebra_1398 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Gwen904
Apr 04, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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red_buffalo_183
Mar 07, 2018

red_buffalo_183 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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DaBen_
Jan 29, 2018

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reginator_22
Jul 23, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense lightsaber battles.

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red_giraffe_495
Apr 23, 2018

Violence: Most of movie is decently tame, but one more violent scene where armored guards are killed by Rey & [SPOILER] Kylo. (One is lightsabered in the face.) [SPOILER] One main bad guy is cut in half. As usual in the sw universe, no blood.

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red_giraffe_495
Apr 23, 2018

Coarse Language: a--, h--l, d--n.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the fighting and action scenes may be scary to younger viewers.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Violence: Lots of fighting and action sequences.

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Gwen904
Apr 19, 2018

Rey of Jakku finally meets the lost Luke Skywalker, Rebellion hero of the galaxy. Unfortunately, he is sullen, self-pitying, and angry because of his failings and Kylo Ren's betrayal. Rey seeks not only help for the Resistance but also a place for herself in the Force—and ultimately the whole universe. But Luke is stone-cold from being away from love for so long, and it takes days for him to finally agree to help Rey. To his surprise, the orphaned girl is much more than just a scavenger with measly Force powers—she is capable of more power than Kylo Ren. Fearing both the past and the future, Luke refuses to return to the Resistance with Rey.
Meanwhile, the Resistance is struggling to survive in the blackness of outer space. New technology has allowed the First Order to track them through hyperspace. No place is safe. Finn and a technician named Rose have a plan—hack into the lead star destroyer and momentarily turn off the tracking technology. Then the Resistance can lightspeed away before the First Order even realizes what has occurred. Finn and Rose set off on a daring mission to find a master codebreaker who can help them. Finding themselves in a "paradise world" called Canto Bight, circumstances become more difficult than ever.
Will the Resistance prevail? Or will the cruel First Order destroy all peace and love that ever existed in the galaxy? This thrilling adventure is not one you want to miss.

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Chinderixx
Apr 07, 2018

Resistance forces, led by General Leia Organa, flee D'Qar when a First Order fleet arrives. Poe Dameron leads a costly counterattack that destroys a First Order dreadnought, but after the Resistance escapes to hyperspace, the First Order tracks them and attacks the Resistance convoy. Kylo Ren, Leia's son, hesitates to fire on the lead Resistance ship after sensing his mother's presence, but his TIE fighter wingmen destroy the bridge, incapacitating Leia. Disapproving of new leader Vice Admiral Holdo's passive strategy, Poe helps Finn, BB-8, and mechanic Rose Tico embark on a secret mission to disable the tracking device on the lead ship. Meanwhile, Rey arrives on Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon to recruit Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Disillusioned by his failure to train Kylo as a Jedi, and under self-imposed exile from the Force, Luke refuses to help and believes that the Jedi should become extinct. Unbeknownst to Luke, Rey and Kylo can communicate through the Force. As the rival Force users learn about each other, each has future visions of themselves as partners. R2-D2 persuades Luke to train Rey. After Kylo tells Rey what happened between him and Luke that caused him to choose the dark side of the Force, Luke confesses that he momentarily contemplated killing Kylo upon sensing that Supreme Leader Snoke was corrupting him, causing Kylo to destroy Luke's new Jedi Order in retaliation. Convinced that Kylo can be redeemed, Rey leaves Ahch-To to confront Kylo without Luke. Luke prepares to burn the Ahch-To Jedi temple and library, but hesitates. Yoda's ghost appears and destroys the temple by summoning a thunderstorm, and encourages Luke to learn from his failure. Holdo reveals her plan to discreetly evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports. Believing her actions cowardly and risky, Poe leads a mutiny. Finn, Rose, and BB-8 travel to the Canto Bight casino and acquire the help of the hacker DJ, who says he can help them disable the tracking device. They infiltrate Snoke's ship, but get captured by Captain Phasma. Meanwhile, Kylo brings Rey to Snoke, who claims that he facilitated the mental connection between her and Kylo as part of a plan to destroy Luke. Ordered to kill Rey, Kylo instead kills Snoke and, with Rey, defeats Snoke's guards. Rey believes that Kylo has returned to the light side of the Force, but he instead invites her to rule the galaxy with him, which she refuses. They use the Force to fight for possession of Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber, which splits in two. Leia recovers and stuns Poe, allowing the evacuation to begin. Holdo remains on the ship to mislead Snoke's fleet as the others flee to an abandoned Rebel Alliance base on Crait. Holdo sacrifices herself by ramming Snoke's fleet at lightspeed; Rey escapes in the chaos, while Kylo declares himself Supreme Leader. BB-8 frees Finn and Rose, who escape after defeating Phasma, and they join survivors on Crait. When the First Order arrives, Poe, Finn, and Rose attack with old speeders. Rey and Chewbacca draw the TIE fighters away with the Falcon, while Rose stops Finn from completing a suicide run against the enemy siege cannon, which penetrates the Resistance fortress. Luke appears and confronts the First Order to enable surviving Resistance members to escape. Kylo orders the First Order's forces to fire on Luke to no effect. He then engages Luke in a lightsaber duel; upon striking Luke, Kylo realizes he has been fighting a Force projection of him. Rey uses the Force to help the Resistance escape on the Falcon. Luke, exhausted, dies peacefully on Ahch-To. His death is sensed by Rey and Leia, but Leia tells surviving rebels that the Resistance has all it needs to rise again. At Canto Bight, one of the children who helped Finn and Rose escape grabs a broom with the Force and gazes into space.

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