Mini-Review: Star Wars The Last Jedi (no spoilers)

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I saw Star Wars The Last Jedi yesterday at the first 12:30 showing at Cineplex Odeon Beauport in Quebec City. We were about 75-80% that were seated. That's taking into consideration that 2 screens were showing it in English at the same time. Normally, an English movie is shown on 1-2 screens here in Quebec City. Those are Cineplex with 18 screens. That's not counting the few other theatres in town. It's to show you it's a big blockbuster movie that I rarely see here.

What is Star Wars The Last Jedi?

It's the 8th movie in the main franchise. It's about Rey reaction of discovering her new powers and interaction with Luke Skywalker. Also, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order(i.e. the bad guys).

The review

Star Wars The Last Jedi is 2h32 with almost 15 minutes of previews. For a December movie, it is like a summer popcorn movie for me. The story is more than just CGI, it's about interactions between Ray/Luke/Kulo Ren, Snoke/Kulo Ren/General Hux, Leia/Poe Dameron/Vice Admiral Holdo, Finn/Rose Tico/DJ.
I liked the humour and the few plot twists. For one plot twist, my mind went to Episode 9. How would that play out in that story line now? Then I understood because it twisted again.

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I was expecting more screen time for Captain Phasma. They were some time inconsistency between Rey and the Resistance plot lines. Since it spoiler free, there is another one in last third of the movie and number of ships. Maybe I am wrong and may check that the next time I see it.
The CGIs are pretty great and would have not expected anything less. Like most 3D movies, it was not in your "face" that I had to move my head. Maybe I am more into the stories to notice them.

Verdict

Star Wars The Last Jedi is a movie that must be seen at the theatre.
Please vote if you will see it or not?

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