Good vs. Evil in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

This past weekend marked the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. This is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which has introduced a whole new generation to the joys of Star Wars fandom.

This movie has received mixed reviews, which, as a loyal Star Wars fan, baffles me, but as a general media consumer I understand the critiques. Even though the franchise is becoming more inclusive and diverse, the story stays basically the same; good versus evil, beautifully choreographed light saber battles, and a collection of quirky characters and imperiled civilizations. The story pandered to hardcore Star Wars fans, but in doing so risked leaving the average moviegoer unimpressed.

Some reviews are taking a page from the character Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and arguing that...

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Dec 18th 2017
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