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Rey, Rose, and Revolution: The Last Rey, Rose, and Revolution: The Last Jedi Review



(Warning: my review has lots of spoilers!)

Star Wars has a problem, or, more accurately, the popular interpretation of Star Wars has a problem. Dismissals of Star Wars as being preoccupied with larger-than-life heroics, chosen ones, and destinies are common. The problem with this is that Star Wars, as a film series, has always been about how all of those things are terrible. Individualism and romanticism are always presented as chauvinistic and antithetical to the common good. Whether it’s the growing unity and cooperation of the Rebel Alliance, the catastrophic authoritarianism of the prequel Jedi, or the negligence of the New Republic, success and failure in every Star Wars film is measured by whether or not characters embrace and cultivate collective action. The Last Jedi follows firmly in this tradition, differing only from its predecessors in that it’s even more explicit. To quote [a character], “That’s how we’re gonna win, not fighting what we hate, but saving what we love.”

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