Run time: 142 mins
Lightsabers to the ready one last time as the biggest entity in movie history closes the book – on the Skywalker saga – with its ninth and final chapter.
The concluding part (and the third in this new trilogy) sees our plucky heroes, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac), come back together after being scattered to the wind during the events of The Last Jedi. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) has assumed command of the dastardly First Order as it continues to pursue the resistance, led by Leia (bringing back Carrie Fisher, fleetingly, using unused footage from The Force Awakens). But there is a much darker evil lurking in the shadows. An evil with a familiar face, who’s last minute emergence ties all the chapters together. (Wow – really..?)
JJ Abrams has the unenviable task of delivering a rip-roaring two hours of entertainment, while also pleasing the army of hardcore ‘fans’ (I use the term loosely because they seem to hate everything new) and conclude the film, and series as a whole, in a way that satisfies. After this I think a little real break from the Force would do us good. (Jack Whiting). But dont bet on it… ‘Final’? – My R2D2…!