The Last Jedi is 2017 in a Nutshell


The Last Jedi is 2017 in a Nutshell

Illustration: Akshita Monga/Arré


egardless of whether you think any film franchise containing the word “Star” in its title is a total nerd-fest, you need to sit down and watch Star Wars. We don’t care if you’d rather watch douchey dudebros beat up the bad guys while ad-libbing lines that would make a fourth-grader scoff, you need to know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the best recap of 2017 you will see on screen.

Star Wars isn’t about space aliens fighting each other with what you’d describe as fluorescent tube lights and space ships blowing each other up.

There’s nuance behind all that CGI, and themes that ensure The Last Jedi is a fine example of art imitating life.