See It at the Movies



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(Classic Star Wars)

If you are a fan of the classic sci-fi series (Who isn’t?), you’ll love the latest sequel to this never-ending space story in a “galaxy far, far away.”
In the last episode, we left Rey (Daisy Ridley) confronting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote distant planet. The story picks up with the young woman trying to convince Luke to return to save the members of the Resistance from the evil First Order.
The two and a half-hour epic switches back and forth from the distant planet to the fierce battles fought by heroic men and women who are willing to risk their lives to save their people, if not their planet. The action is fast and furious, the human characters include some new additions and some that we remember when they were much younger (Hamill and Carrie Fisher). We are also reunited with R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with the lovable Chewbacca, while being introduced to Porgs, who look something like a puffin with big eyes (sure to become a big stuffed animal seller this Christmas). And yes, Yoda appears with his wisdom at a critical moment.
This is a movie about dedication to a cause and hope for the future. From sweeping sky battles to intimate moments, “The Last Jedi” is classic Star Wars. There are some very funny moments, a scene in a casino that introduces the best make-up you’ll ever see, and goes by too fast. Look closely at a scene where it looks like two spaceships are landing, only to discover you are in a laundry room and they are irons.
This is a movie that fans will flock to and see more than once. Friday evening, ticket buyers were waiting in line an hour before the 7:15 show.
You don’t have to hang around until the end of the lengthy credits. The teaser for the next one is shown before they fill the screen, listing the thousands of people and many locations used to make this epic movie.
Rated PG-13.


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