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POLL: Rate Star Wars The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is well on its way to the second largest opening weekend in history (behind only The Force Awakens).  For both that film and Rogue One, we ran month-long reader polls so everyone could weigh in with their score on the newest entry in the Star Wars Saga.  My review of Episode VIII was very mixed after one viewing, but Cinemascore is tracking audiences giving the film an “A” rating commensurate with Episode VII and Rogue One.  I’ll be very interested to see your ratings and hear what you thought (without trolling me, please, no one loves Star Wars more than I do and I really could do without a reader revolt) of the film.

Following this poll will be our biggest of the year: our SIXTH annual reader’s choice for Best Film of the Year (which has been won the last two years by Star Wars films).

Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) *SPOILER-FREE REVIEW* UPDATE

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is the biggest film of 2017, and one of the most anticipated films since…well, the last Star Wars film.  Normally, for blockbuster films I try to post spoiler-free reviews, but I’m going to be even more careful with this, because this is a film that everyone is going to go see regardless of what my initial reaction was, and I don’t want to color their impressions going into the theater.  My simple review, and I honestly wouldn’t read more until you see the film, is exactly what Luke says in the trailer: “This isn’t going to go the way you think.”

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi International Trailers #2 & 3 “It’s The Only Way To Become Who You Were Meant to Be”

The second and third international trailers for Star Wars Episode VIII have dropped.  While the second offers only a little additional dialogue from Kylo in his speech about killing the past, the third gives some new footage.  Unlike all the other trailers, the third international trailer, reminds us that The Last Jedi is picking up right where The Force Awakens left off (the first time there has never been a time lapse of at least a year between Saga episodes).  We also get a quick look inside Canto Bight and a little more of the Battle of Crait.  10 days, people, we’re down to 10 days!!!!

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi International Poster

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) TV Spot “LUKE IS ON THE FALCON!!!”

36 DAYS TO GO, PEOPLE!!!  This latest TV spot offers a little new footage, the most significant of which is Luke on the Falcon for the first time in who knows when.  Some people may consider this a spoiler, but …..the ship is on the island…..we know he’s going to get his cranky butt off the island at some point…..THE SHIP IS ALREADY ON THE ISLAND!  It also gives a loot at what appears to be Snoke’s throne room for the first time.  Why isn’t this movie already here????

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi International Trailer #1 “Let the Past Die. Kill It.”

The first international trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is out, and it does have a few new shots for American audiences, but is largely a remixed version of the full trailer we got (click here to watch) earlier this month.  Interestingly, while the domestic trailer starts with and focuses more on Kylo Ren, the international trailer flips and starts with Rey and Luke.  Either way, we’re only six weeks out now from release date, and this movie cannot get here soon enough.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi International Poster