Why critics liked The Last Jedi and will they like Solo? (An on-going study)

KingEmperorPenguin

First published at 14:54 UTC on May 17th, 2018.
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Please note that not every reviewer praised the aspects of the film, I cover in this video. For instance, some actually criticised the Canto Bight (or casino planet) scenes. However, most of the criticism these reviewers made was done in passing and overall they stated that they enjoyed the film.

The reviews and the reviewers:
Todd McCarthy
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/star-wars-last-jedi-review-1066656

MANOHLA DARGIS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/movies/star-wars-the-last-jedi-review.html?_r=0

Scott Mendelson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/12/12/star-wars-the-last-jedi-review-the-force-is-incredibly-strong-with-this-one/#3b1c9fe06189

Ian Freer
https://www.empireonline.com/movies/star-wars-last-jedi/review/

Matthew Norman
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/film/star-wars-the-last-jedi-review-an-intriguing-return-to-a-galaxy-far-far-away-a3717731.html

Sara Stewart
https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/the-last-jedi-is-a-daring-high-octane-masterpiece/

Larushka Ivan-zadeh
https://www.metro.news/film-reviews-theyve-not-spoilt-it-so-nor-will-we-star-wars-the-last-jedi/855984/

Allan Hunter
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/892421/star-wars-the-last-jedi-review-rian-johnson-daisy-ridley-adam-driver-mark-hamill

Mark Kermode
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/17/star-wars-the-last-jedi-review-force-is-strong-with-this-one

Matthew Bond
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-5179597/The-Jedi-Review-Carrie-Fisher-makes-unmissable.html

Christopher Hooton
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/star-wars-8-the-last-jedi-review-critics-reaction-spoilers-free-rian-johnson-adam-driver-carrie-a8106231.html

J.J Abrams complaining about the whiteness of the inhabitants in a room:
http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-7-racially-diverse/

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