It gave us new powers, abundant alien creatures and a triumphant last hurrah for Luke Skywalker, but did Rian Johnson
’s Episode VIII live up to the hype?
•Warning: this article contains spoilers
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Fan theorists were certain that Rian Johnson
’s The Last Jedi would be to The Empire Strikes Back
what Jj Abrams
’ The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars
, a movie full of Jedi training sessions on remote planets, rebel backs against the wall and darkling, curveball plot twists. In the end
that was only part of the story, for this was a movie that gave us, in the words of Luke Skywalker in one of its earliest trailers, “so much more”. New Force powers, abundant alien creatures like nothing we’ve seen before, and a complex, yet satisfying return for the galaxy’s greatest hero.