Powered by rich, character-driven storytelling and pulse-pounding action, Rian Johnson and his team have created a wholly unique and emotionally exhausting Star Wars experience that is filled with jaw-dropping moments that already feel like some of the most iconic in the entire franchise. It is jam-packed with wonderful characters who all get their moments to shine along with deeply affecting performances from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver. While the movie feels its length at times, and some elements work better than others, this takes the series to unforeseen heights and blazes a bold new trail for the future. This is the Star Wars movie the galaxy has been waiting nearly 40 years for.
Regular Grade: A
Star Wars Grade: A+