Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rated 3.0

The galactic civil war goes on, with the Resistance on the run under Gen. Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, who finished shooting shortly before her death last year) and the Force-savant Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeking to recruit the reclusive Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) back into the struggle. Writer-director Rian Johnson falters a bit, missing the gee-whiz thrill J.J. Abrams gave The Force Awakens—and where Abrams left us eager for more, Johnson leaves us sated and willing to wait a couple of years for the next episode. Still, there’s plenty of fun to be had, and the series faithful won’t be disappointed. Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Andy Serkis round out the returning cast, with some promising new characters in the form of Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro and Kelly Marie Tran.