'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

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With due respect to all the spectacular stuff that will feed the planet’s appetite for a new episode—and to the solemnity of Mark Hamill’s battle-weary Luke—“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” lives most vividly in two of its women: General Leia Organa, who’s played by Carrie Fisher for the last time (mostly, and poignantly, in the film’s turbulent present, though also in a flash of hologram that reminds us how bright and dear Princess Leia was when we first met her all those decades ago); and Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the former scavenger of unknown parentage who is the story’s driving force—as distinct from Force. Unswerving in her…

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