By this moment in movie time, whether or not a Star Wars movie satisfies is beside the point. That it appears is what matters. That we can travel to a galaxy far, far away draws us to the theater regardless of the impact of the theatrics. That we can savor the memories of past episodes, and imagine where the story may travel, becomes as much a part of the experience as what happens on screen. What we actually see may mean less than what it stirs in us.
With this in mind, if The Last Jedi happens to be your first Star Wars movie, if that is possible, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Why do these people, creatures and lands hate each other? What led to such tension in the galaxy? And why does everyone stand still, in awe, every time the wondrous General Leia begins to speak? What history does she bring? And is she as special as the late and wonderful Carrie Fisher who plays her?