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Kelly Marie Tran

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The strength of the Star Wars prequels (and, yes, there were strengths) was that George Lucas didn’t allow his fanbase to tell him what they thought Star Wars should be. The Force Awakens gave fans only things that they knew to be Star Wars™. Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi splits the difference, and is stronger for it. Though whole plot lines could be jettisoned, the core of the film, and the way it wraps up the 40-year-long journey of Luke Skywalker, make it one of the most compelling installments of a franchise we all need to stop arguing about.