The Last Jedi Review


Will Peters, Ryan Olson, and Aneesh Medhekar


Last week, Disney gave us a glimpse into the sequel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be released on December 15th, 2017. While we were only provided with a two and a half minute trailer of what this action packed film may consist of, it certainly excited fans with the newest state of the art computer graphics and plot. Continuing off the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey finds Luke Skywalker on an unknown island where the two adventure off to fight Kylo Ren and the New Republic. Although we have only theories of what the plot may truly be, it can be hypothesized, through a few seconds of the trailer, that somewhere along Rey’s expeditions, she struggles with her identity in her ability to use the Force, as well as developing a relationship with Luke Skywalker. One of the most intriguing aspects of this new trailer is the suspenseful music in the background. With its volatile pitches in sound, the audience can infer that the film is going to be filled with plenty of action packed scenes and a compelling plot. Star Wars in the past is renowned for always having a lightsaber fight (one v. one battle between the protagonist and the antagonist), many fight pilot scenes between the good guys and bad guys, and an addition love story involved. This ensures that the audience very rarely becomes uninterested and loses focus. Similarly, this new Star Wars film looks to continue that same trend with multiple subplots going on.