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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI review (Spoilers)

A long time ago, at a drive in movie theater down the road from where I live, I witnessed magic.

For the last 38 years or so, STAR WARS has been a part of who I am (I first saw it during the 1979 re-release).  STAR WARS was a part of Christmas every year… well actually for me, it basically was Christmas, at least the gift part.  I had action figures, and a few ships. I had the novelizations of the movies. The night STAR WARS first aired on CBS television, I sat by the TV with a cassette recorder and recorded the audio of my favorite parts of the movie, so I could play them back and listen to them later.

I grew up with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. I had their action figures, their pictures were on my wall, and at recess, there really wasn’t any other option.

But in 1983, it was over.  The story of Han, Luke, and Leia was over.  And while we’ve had other STAR WARS movies, until 2015’s “The Force Awakens”, additional stories about my generation’s STAR WARS heroes was limited to books and comics (many of which weren’t very good).

2015’s “The Force Awakens” and this weekend’s release of “The Last Jedi” are to me, in many ways, gifts.  I get to see my favorite characters on-screen again, and see things that quite frankly, I’ve believed since 1983 I’d never get to see.

So, what did I think of “The Last Jedi”? Well…

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