Disney is deliberately rejuvenating the year-end holiday box office for the third year in a row, by Lucasfilm Limited releasing its annual Star Wars movie. Disney has released the second epic science-fiction saga in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Movie Number Eight), which is called “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.                                        

Rey took her first steps into a larger world two years ago, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), and now with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker, she continues her epic journey. Writer-director Rian Johnson has asked everyone, including accredited reviewers at the première, to not write about the movie’s key plot points. However the most important information, is that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is very entertaining and well worth seeing multiple times, especially in the just stunning 3D version, or even better in the IMAX 3D version. Finally Disney has spent money wisely, that will easily ensure a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

Rey (Daisy Ridley), is initially a young padawan, but of course she is the last remaining Jedi. As seen at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” she had piloted the Millennium Falcon to where the last remaining Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) maintained his secret island hideaway. Unlike a previous Star Wars title “ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY”, there are  amazing and spectacular lightsaber battles and duels, those sequences are well worth watching again.

State-of-the-art believable CGI effects galore, with loads of inspired action sequences, millions of dollars extremely well spent, including the just simply adorable Porgs. The John Williams music is just perfect, together with the  movie’s extremely well-written character-driven script, and its brilliant ensemble cast; and yes there is huge amount of new material to work with in the future. The script also provides complex character arcs, that throughout quickly delivers the very necessary, strong character development. A new generation of stars to expand the existing Star Wars franchises, into new and exciting “galaxies far, far away …. ”

Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran.

Director: Rian Johnson

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman.

Australian Classification rated M (Science fiction violence)

Running Time is a very fast moving 152 minutes.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Official Trailer)

Also screening in 3D at selected Cinemas in Sydney