Star Wars The Last Jedi – RealD 3D Review

So it’s been almost two years since The Force Awakens and almost a year since Rogue One and I’ve been very excited to see the continuing space-saga with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

It was 1977 when the Star Wars hit our cinema screens and who would have thought that forty years later the story of light vs dark would still be pulling in not only those of us that were introduced to something so fresh in the 70s but also new generations of fans.

So now we are up to episode eight of Star Wars, with the continuation of the story of Rey, Kylo, Fin and, after the short screen time in The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker.

After Rey finding Luke at the in the previous movie, she is now developing her newly discovered Jedi abilities with the guidance from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is unsettled by the sheer strength of her powers, as for the Resistance they are now preparing for battle with the First Order.

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become somewhat a “Marmite” with so many people either loving it or hating it, then are those that enjoyed the movie even though it may its issues, but let’s face it, it’s a movie and movies are meant to be enjoyed and even with its problems, it is still enjoyable.

I have to say that I enjoyed The Last Jedi, but only issues with the film are minor ones, I brushed off a lot of the films very Disney like feel, but those Porgs just got to me, I didn’t like them and I still don’t like them, yeah they may be cute, but the scene with Chewie and the Porgs just could have been dropped, but that’s my point of view!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi in RealD 3D

The RealD 3D worked well in many of the scenes throughout the movie, not so much in the darker scenes but the opening sequence and the scenes from the outside of the Falcon had a good fee of depth to them, which added to the realism of The Last Jedi.

It did seem that The Last Jedi has gone down the comedy road, with moments of Fin being a fall guy of sorts, which I suppose adds to the humour for the kids watching it, but then again back in 1977 when I first saw Star Wars as a child I was blown away by the film, The Last Jedi just doesn’t seem to have the awe and delight that I felt then.

The Last Jedi did have some great space scenes and moments when the force felt like it was still part of the Star Wars universe, the effects of the film are very nicely done and the soundtrack is great.

Character-wise, I loved Carrie Fisher reprising her role at Leia for the last time, Mark Hamill was good as Luke, although I felt his characters part in the film could have been more involved, maybe more like Obi-wan than his rather loss of faith in the force.

The Last Jedi is a movie that I did enjoy watching, it still felt like a Star Wars movie, I think Rian Johnson took a risk with this one and it seems to be paying off with Box Office receipts. It will be interesting now to see where Episode 9 goes after this one, especially with J. J. Abrams returning to the director’s chair for the yet untitled movie which is due for release in December 2019.

But between now and the release of the next episode we have Solo: A Star Wars Story to look forward to in May.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD from April 9, 2018.

The saga continues with the 8th Episode, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit cinema screens in December 2017, now the movie is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-ray 3D, so check out our Star Wars The Last Jedi 3D Review.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham