Premiering on December fifteenth, two thousand and seventeen; with a budget of two hundred million dollars USD and an MPAA rating of PG-13; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, being the eighth episode of the saga was directed by Rian Johnson and is considered a box office hit. Raking in over one billion dollars, two hundred and twenty being made on opening day; the two hour and thirty-two minute long film gathered mixed responses from critics and fans alike. Taking place immediately after the previous movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi starts out with Commander Poe (Oscar Isaac) and the rest of the Resistance fighters facing a First Order dreadnought (a type of battleship introduced in the early 20th century, larger and faster than its predecessors and equipped entirely with large-caliber guns.), while Rey (Daisey Ridley) hopes to convince Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to join in on the Resistance’s mission. General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) follows what remains of the Resistance’s fleet, while a somehow still living Finn (John Boyega) teams up with Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), a technician for the Resistance and Poe in a risky plan to shut down the First Order’s tracking system. Luke senses the potential of Rey’s power which scares him as it reminds him of his failed attempt to keep Ben Solo/Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) away from the dark side. Speaking of which, Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) reprimands a confused Kylo Ren to stop whining and take his rightful place as “the next Darth Vader” as I like to call it.This film is directed by Rian Johnson, an American director and scriptwriter. His first feature film being Brick (2005), a crime drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Although made with less than five hundred thousand dollars, this film won dozens of awards and nominations at film festivals of all kinds. Three years later he directed The Brothers Bloom (2008), the story of a swindler, starring Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz. After this film he was working for a while on television, directed the episode “Destino Manifiesto” of the television series Terriers (2010) and three episodes for the famous series “Breaking Bad” (2010), the third one of them “Ozymandias”, It was considered by some circles as one of the best television episodes aired. His third feature film was Looper (2012), a science fiction thriller starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. The plot is set in a dystopian future where murder is prohibited and where criminals are sent to the past to be executed. The film was very successful at the box office and in several awards at different film festivals. Johnson does an amazing job at bringing elements from the original trilogies such as: the Millennium Falcon, usage of original characters, reviving old lines or phrases that make you feel a bit nostalgic, and the now charred Darth Vader mask, while still bringing in unexpected elements and new characters to balance it all out so it doesn’t feel redundant.