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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”; while enjoyable lacks well rounded storyline

Matthew Ellis, Entertainment Coordinator

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The sequel to to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened to record box office numbers, critical acclaim and mixed fan reviews. While this new iteration of the series succeeds in many ways, unneeded humor and some lackluster plotlines became the films downfall.

Some of the best performances came from Daisy Ridley starring as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Oscar Isaac as Poe. Daisy Ridley continued to shine as her desperation for context about her family as well as her desire to maintain the Jedi is evident. Her acting continues to be a home run for the franchise.

Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren, the villain, continues to be one of the best new Star Wars characters. The new direction showed a more well rounded character for Kylo Ren, which created a more interesting context for the individual character to thrive in.

And finally, Oscar Isaac as Poe was thoroughly enjoyable. We did not see Poe as much in “The Force Awakens,” however Poe becomes a new hero the audience can get behind in his impassioned attempts to lead the rebellion.

While some actors thrived, John Boyega took a backseat to his counterparts in this film. Boyega’s character arc felt under developed and became seemingly an unneeded attempt to address social issues in “The Last Jedi.”

While “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” succeeded in creating an overall interesting movie, it lacked the well rounded plot lines that the franchise has been known for.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”; while enjoyable lacks well rounded storyline