Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
Going into the latest Star Wars movie, I realized that I was 23 when the first Star Wars was released in May, 1977. Who would have guessed then that it would have become a global phenomenon and is still going strong 40 years later?
In the last film of the sequence, The Force Awakens, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is killed. In the final scene of the movie, young Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote island. What part will Luke play in The Last Jedi? As The Last Jedi begins, Rey tries to convince Luke to return to help the Resistance, headed by Princess (now General) Leia (Carrie Fisher), combat the evil First Order, headed by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), the son of Han Solo and Leia. Rey also wants Luke to train her in the way of the Jedi. Luke tells Rey that he has given up after the last Jedi he trained, Kylo Ren, turned against him.