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with Andrew Johnson, Monis Rose and J. Brad Staal

December 15th, 2017

x"Star Wars: The Last Jedi"..

Two and a half hours of non-stop action and multi-plot development. Love it or hate it, it's part of the Star Wars saga now.

Rey develops her newly discovered Force abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the amazing strength of her powers.

Following the destruction of Starkiller Base, Resistance fighters led by General Leia Organa evacuate their main base as a First Order fleet reaches them. Poe Dameron leads a counterattack. The Resistance vessels jump into hyperspace to escape, but the First Order, with Supreme Leader Snoke present, gives pursuit. During an attack Kylo Ren, destroys the Resistance support fighters, Leia saves herself using the Force leaving Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern) in command.

Rey coinsults Luke Skywalker, who initially refuses to teach her, even after learning of Han Solo's death, saying the Jedi should end for their failures. Unbeknownst to Luke, Rey and Kylo begin communicating with each other through telepathic visions. Prompted by R2-D2, Luke eventually agrees to teach Rey, but Luke and Kylo give Rey differing accounts of the incident that turned Kylo evil, with Luke confessing that he contemplated killing Kylo upon discovering his corruption by Snoke.

Holdo reveals her plan to discreetly evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports. Rey lands on Snoke's ship and is seized by Kylo, who takes her to Snoke. During a confrontation with Snoke, Rey tries to turn Kylo to the side of the Resistance. Snoke reveals that he controlled the mental connection between her and Kylo as part of a plan to destroy Luke and orders Kylo to kill Rey,
Leia,andformulates a plan to fool the Forst Oredewr into attacking the wrong location. Luke appears and confronts Kylo alone, giving the surviving Resistance fighters time to escape.

The Players: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill Benecio Del Toro, Adam Driver, Carrie FGisher, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Laura Dern, Gwendolyn Christie.

Directed by Rian Johnson
Screenplay by Rian Johnson, George Lucas
Released by Disney


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