In many respects, this was a more exciting and thrilling movie than the previous Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens” It was more heroic, noble, and self-sacrificing. Unencumbered by previous story lines, it was able to introduce new characters into an existing historical narrative. When you see it, and you will — these are the droids you’re looking for — pay special attention: what is the last word in the movie? And where have you heard it before?
You’ll like it if: you like action, grit, space ships, stormtroopers who can’t hit the broadside of a barn, stunning visuals.
You won’t like it if: you don’t care for long expositionary speeches, intense family scenes, movies with “daddy issues.”
Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood culturevulture