Jeremy Jahns: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review
Star Wars Episode VIII is upon us! Where do Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, and Luke go from here? Here’s my review for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI! See more videos by Jeremy here: http://www.youtube.com/user/JeremyJahns Follow Jeremy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeremyJahns Friend Jeremy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RealJeremyJahns
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The film is produced by Lucasfilm, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Gwendoline Christie in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro joining the cast.
The film was announced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It is produced by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, with J.J. Abrams being an executive producer. John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score. Scenes that required shooting at Skellig Michael in Ireland were filmed during pre-production in September 2015, with principal photography beginning at Pinewood Studios in England in February 2016 and ending in July 2016. Post-production wrapped up in September 2017.
The Last Jedi had its world premiere in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017, and will be released in the United States on December 15, 2017. The film received very positive reviews, with praise for its plot, ensemble cast, action scenes, visual effects, musical score and emotional weight, although it received some criticism for its running time. Multiple critics have named it as the best film of the franchise since The Empire Strikes Back.
A sequel, tentatively titled Star Wars: Episode IX, is scheduled for December 20, 2019.