Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi last night with my husband, my brother and cousin and none of us were disapointed.

If you get through the massive amount of pre-movie commercials without loosing your mind, you will be in for a wonderful ride. I got earnestly choked up a couple different times.

There are just so many beautiful, wonderful shots. I wanted to jump in the waters surrounded Luke’s island.

Warning! If you keep reading from this point on, there might be some spoilers.

The cute creatures who manage to guilt Chewbaca from eating his supper.  The way they made their home in the ship. Am I the only one who was reminded of the tribbles in Star Trek?

The characters are flawed, well-rouded human beings. Couragerous, but not fearless.

The storyline even gets the audience to root for Kylo Ren. I found myself hoping for his redemption.

Even after a lifetime of experience and accumulation of wisdom, Yoda still has things to teach Master Luke Skywalker. I’m a firm believer that has long as we live, we have more to learn.

The fact that Luke who has cut himself from the force for numerous years ends up stronger than most Jedi Master we’ve seen on screen was quite surprising. It made a link between him, Yoda and Obiwan Kenobi. He was that kind of Master.

I enjoyed the diversity of the characters and hope to see more and more of it in other movies. It is a much more realistic picture of our world.

#StarWars - TopicsWithPassion.blogWomen totally kick ass in this movie. General Lea is a wise and respected leader. Rey is determined and couragerous. Rose who has never been anywhere near any battle, doesn’t hesitate to put her life at risk to save the Rebellion and Finn. Captain Phasma is strong. I teared up when I saw that they had equal amount of female pilots when they charge the enemy in old speeders.

If that wasn’t enough, the collective gasp of the audience when Holdo jumps to lightspeed, slicing the First Order fleet to ribbons and the breathtaking shots and special effect sent chills down my spine. It was a spectacular shot. Another example of leadership, heroism and sacrifice.

There are plenty of comedic relief throughout the film. The relationship between BB8 and Poe Dameron is incredibly cute.

The entire movie is a big message that it’s time to let go of the old crew and our nostalgy and embrasse a new generation of Jedi and Star Wars stories. Personally, I can’t wait.

An inspiring ending that had me in tears again. It gave us hope for the future at the same time has making a link to Anakin and to all children who ever looked up at the sky and dreamth about being a Jedi. I know I was one of those.

At the end of the movie when the words “In honour of our princess: Carrie Fisher”. I teared up. It really hit home that it would be the last time we would see Carrie Fisher has General Lea. She was awesome in the movie. To see her again was magic.

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