The Last Jedi takes critics, Rotten Tomatoes by Force


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is strong with the Force, coming in fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s no secret that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is receiving rave reviews and high praise by those fortunate enough to view the film prior to its official release.

On Tuesday, the embargo was lifted, giving movie critics the opportunity to take their shot at the newest addition.

As of Wednesday morning, The Last Jedi landed the Falcon with a “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, flying in at a casual 93 percent.

Rotten Tomatoes compiles the rankings of each specific film by certified critics, with a rating scale of 1-100,100 being the highest. The number fluctuates over time, but for the most part, won’t stray far (far away) from its initial score.

Where does the film rank among other Star Wars films on this “elite” ranking system?

  1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: 94%
  2. Star Wars: A New Hope: 93% 
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 93%
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: 85%
  5. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: 80%
  6. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: 79%
  7. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: 66%
  8. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: 55%

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For kicks and giggles, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) animated film received a 19%, a score that is unfair and one that misses the mark more than  Stormtrooper.

For a few hours, Episode VIII had a nearly flawless ranking, coming in at 96%.

Still, the overwhelming love for the film is a great sign for those of us dying to know if the movie will live up to all of the hype with our high expectations.

Critics have words such descriptors such as “fresh,” “shocking,” “different” and “best” to describe the latest Star Wars installment.

With The Force Awakens looking back with nostalgia on a galaxy far, far away, The Last Jedi seems to be moving forward.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens tomorrow, December 15, worldwide. The wait is nearly over, folks.