The most anticipated movie of the year is very nearly here. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on Friday, but the reviews from critics have just landed online. What does everybody think of the latest entry in the saga? The general consensus seems to be that the movie is good, possibly even great. However, there are a few issues that made it a less than perfect experience for some. However, CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg was not of those people. He gave the movie 4.5 stars and says that the film should be applauded for taking risks. From his review...
It's a glowing review to say the least and the sentiment here is shared by many others. The review on Vox compares the film to a symphony. It's not perfect, with some parts of the music getting a little slow, but overall, it seems to be everything you dreamed of.
Still, not every review is quite so glowing. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times liked the movie well enough, though he doesn't think it has quite the same emotional resonance of the last film, those looking for action and humor will almost certainly enjoy themselves.
However, along with rousing cheers, there are also those that just didn't find as much to love in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Hollywood Reporter isn't entirely down on the film, but does end their review on a low note.
Variety strikes a similar note, saying that while the film is certainly entertaining, it is, in the end, a letdown.
If there's a way to sum up all the reviews together, it would seem that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a movie that does some things very differently. It succeeds in some of the chances it takes, while maybe failing in others. The difference seems to be in how the audience will react to those issues. If they don't bother you, you may be in for an epic Star Wars experience, though if they do you may not love what you see in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.