It looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi audiences have quite the cinematic experience ahead of them when the anticipated sequel arrives later this week.
Earlier today, the first reviews for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi were released and all signs point to a strong showing for the eight installment in the franchise. Now, movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has made it official: The Last Jedi is certified Fresh at 93%.
As of this writing, out of 138 critics, 128 have given the movie a favorable review, the general consensus being that the film "honors the saga's rich legacy while adding some surprising twists." This is undoubtedly good news for Star Wars fans, who were truly hoping the movie would manage to live up to the hype. Over recent years, Rotten Tomatoes has become a trusted source for many fans, who look to its official rating as confirmation of whether a movie is good or bad.
J.J. Abram's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended its run with a 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that the sequel is a worthy follow-up that stands on equal grounds with its predecessor.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.