Rian Johnson’s sequel to the Force Awakens is one of the most controversial chapters in Star Wars storytelling history. It’s widely beloved and despised—which makes for great art, to say the least. It opens in the moments immediately after Episode VII, with Rey having found Luke Skywalker, the Resistance on the run from the First Order, and Kylo Ren planning something nobody could see coming. It’s an artfully made film sure to generate conversation when the credits roll.
The FIRST ORDER reigns. Having decimated the peaceful Republic, Supreme Leader Snoke now deploys his merciless legions to seize military control of the galaxy. Only General Leia Organa's band of RESISTANCE fighters stand against the rising tyranny, certain that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore a spark of hope to the fight. But the Resistance has been exposed. As the First Order speeds toward the Rebel base, the brave heroes mount a desperate escape....
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