The first few reviews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are here, and they are positive, with a few calling it the best Star Wars movie after The Empire Strikes Back. There are no spoilers and just reactions. Official reviews for the movie will not be live until December 12th.
Many Star Wars fans have been skeptical with the footage that had been shown via the trailers and TV spots. Some fans hate the Porgs even though they have never seen them on the big screen. Others are bummed that we will see more of Snoke and that Kylo Ren is seen reaching out his hand. If there are fans of a franchise that will find something wrong with a movie before sitting through it, they are Star Wars fans.
The world premiere of the 8th chapter in the Skywalker saga, by Rian Johnson, took place in Hollywood on Saturday night and a few lucky fans saw it. Movieweb’s Ryan Downey calls The Last Jedi, “bold, courageous, & risky,” which must come as a relief to the fans that had believed Rian Johnson will make The Empire Strikes Back part 2. Downey had this to say:
“The Last Jedi is bold, courageous, & risky. This isn’t a franchise spinning its wheels. The surprises work. The action is inventive. The Force mythology is new but consistent w/ canon. Everything feels earned. @RianJohnson nailed it. @HamillHimself is at his best. Everyone shines.”
Gizmodo’s Germain Lussier felt the same way: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi is everything. Intense, funny, emotional, exciting. It’s jam-packed with absolutely jaw-dropping moments, and I loved it so, so much. I’m still shaking.”
Deadpool creator, Rob Liefeld said, “There is nothing better than The Last Jedi,” which might be the best review of all. LA Times got into the Star Wars spirit. SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta called this movie different and mentioned how emotional it is.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi is so very different, exciting, surprising. So many emotions, so many amazing moments. Stay away from spoilers.”
The LA Times Jen Yamato has claimed that the movie “is so beautifully human, populist, funny, and surprising. I cried when one POC heroine got her moment because films like these leave their mark on entire generations, and representation matters.”
Fandango managing editor, Erik Davis said that The Last Jedi, “is absolutely fantastic – gripping, touching, funny and powerful w/ gorgeous shots and the most badass battles.”
These are only a few of the reviews, and there are many more. Rian Johnson has made an original Star Wars movie, and it is a must-see for those who have the slightest interest in it. The Last Jedi officially opens on Friday, December 15th.