How The Last Jedi Became the Sexiest Star Wars Movie Yet


After the credits have finished, the words, "In loving memory of our princess, Carrie Fisher", appear on the screen. You can now wager on such props as, "Who will be the first major character to die?" and "Who is Rey's father?"

Williams' work on Star Wars and a host of other iconic films has earned him five Academy Awards, including one for his score for A New Hope.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived and Twitter is feeling an array of emotions.

That lengthy running time has been the focus of some critics, but local fans says the more Star Wars, the better. He urges Rey to let go of the past-and suggests that, despite all her searching, she already knows why she was abandoned on Jakku and who her parents are.

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The chrome-plated stormtrooper that captured fans' imaginations despite not actually doing much in The Force Awakens, Phasma has the unusual distinction of being the one character the audience has seen in action after the events of that movie. Rey is off demanding answers from Luke Skywalker and passing secret Force notes with Ben Solo. He sat on Fisher's former assistant's lap during the film. (We're not going to count that sexless kiss between Finn and Rose-though maybe we should count whatever is happening between Holdo and Poe?) It's a relief, in fact, that Rey's costuming remains as practical as ever, with the only skin on display being a few inches of well-muscled shoulder and calves. We don't envy him. By the end, they're in very different places. Attempting to return BB-8 home, she ended up embroiled in the eponymous war of the series' title, and in the process, discovering a surrogate father (Han Solo, who was murdered right in front of her), a potential destiny involving the Force, and a lightsaber that, it turned out, she was pretty handy with.

Episode VII and, now, Episode VIII have accomplished something as hard as it is crucial: They've made us care about a new generation of Star Wars heroes.

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