Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the eighth episode in the main “Star Wars” saga, released in 2017. It was directed and written by Rian Johnson and picks up immediately after the events of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The film continues the journey of Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, as she seeks the guidance of the legendary Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill. Meanwhile, the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), is facing dire circumstances as the First Order, under the command of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), seeks to crush the remnants of the Resistance.

“The Last Jedi” delves into the internal struggles of its characters, particularly Rey and Kylo Ren, exploring themes of hope, failure, and the nature of the Force. The movie received a mix of reactions from fans and critics, as it took some unexpected and bold narrative choices, challenging traditional “Star Wars” conventions.

The film is praised for its stunning visual effects, intense action sequences, and strong performances from its cast. It also serves as a fitting tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia.

Despite some controversies, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” remains an essential installment in the Skywalker saga, providing significant character development and paving the way for the final chapter of the trilogy, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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  • Year Released: 2017
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $1/321 billion
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Awards
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  • Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher: General Leia Organa
  • Adam Driver: Kylo Ren
  • Daisy Ridley: Rey
  • John Boyega: Finn
  • Oscar Isaac: Poe Dameron
  • Andy Serkis: Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Lupita Nyong’o: Maz Kanata
  • Domhnall Gleeson: General Hux
  • Anthony Daniels: C-3PO
  • Gwendoline Christie: Captain Phasma
  • Kelly Marie Tran: Rose Tico
  • Laura Dern: Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
  • Frank Oz: Yoda
  • Benicio del Toro: DJ


  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman
  • Writer: Rian Johnson
  • Music: John Williams
  • Cinematography: Bob Ducsay

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