Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The Rebellion is reborn today. The war is just beginning. And I will not be the last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Opening crawl

The Force is not a power you have. It's not about lifting rocks. It's the energy between all things, a tension, a balance that binds the universe together.
  • The FIRST ORDER reigns. Having decimated the peaceful Republic, Supreme Leader Snoke now deploys his merciless legions to seize military control of the galaxy.
    Only General Leia Organa's band of RESISTANCE fighters stand against the rising tyranny, certain that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore a spark of hope to the fight.
    But the Resistance has been exposed. As the First Order speeds toward the Rebel base, the brave heroes mount a desperate escape....


Supreme Leader Snoke: [to General Hux] Tied on a string indeed, General Hux. Well done. The Resistance will soon be in our grasp.
Hux: Thank you, Supreme Leader. [leaves the throne room]
Snoke: [to Kylo Ren] You wonder why I keep a rabid cur in such a place of power? A cur's weakness, properly manipulated, can be a sharp tool. How's your wound?
Kylo Ren: [through damaged vocabulator] It's nothing.
Snoke: Hmm. The mighty Kylo Ren. When I found you, I saw what all masters live to see: Raw, untamed power... and beyond that, something truly special. The potential of your bloodline. A new Vader. Now, I fear I was mistaken.
Ren: I've given everything I have to you... to the dark side.
Snoke: [referring to Ren's helmet] Take that ridiculous thing off. [Ren takes off his helmet, revealing his bandaged facial scar] Yes... there it is. You have too much of your father's heart in you, young Solo.
Ren: I killed Han Solo. When the moment came, I didn't hesitate.
Snoke: And look at you, the deed split your spirit to the bone. You were unbalanced, bested by a girl who had never held a lightsaber! YOU FAILED!!!!! [Ren tries to attack Snoke, but he blasts Force lightning into the ground which ricochets into Ren, blasting him back; the Praetorian guards draw their weapons in response] Skywalker lives! The seed of the Jedi Order lives. As long as he does... hope lives in the galaxy. I thought you would be the one to snuff it out. Alas, you're no Vader. You're just a child... in a mask.

Luke Skywalker: Who are you?
Rey: I know this place.
Luke: Built a thousand generations ago to keep these. The original Jedi texts. Just like me, they're the last of the Jedi religion. You've seen this place. You've seen this island.
Rey: [whispering] Only in my dreams.
Luke: Who are you?
Rey: The Resistance sent me.
Luke: They sent you? What's special about you? Where are you from?
Rey: Nowhere.
Luke: No one's from nowhere.
Rey: Jakku.
Luke: All right, that is pretty much nowhere. Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?
Rey: The Resistance sent me. We need your help. The First Order has become unstoppable–
Luke: Why are you here?
Rey: Something inside me has always been there... but now it's awake, and I'm afraid. I don't know what it is, or what to do with it, and I need help.
Luke: You need a teacher. I can't teach you.
Rey: Why not? I've seen your daily routine. You are not busy.
Luke: I will never train another generation of Jedi. I came to this island to die. It's time for the Jedi... to end.
Rey: Why? Leia sent me here with hope. If she was wrong, she deserves to know why. We all do.

Rey: Master Skywalker, we need you to bring the Jedi back because Kylo Ren is strong with the dark side of the Force. Without the Jedi, we won't stand a chance against him.
Luke: What do you know about the Force?
Rey: It's a power the Jedi have that lets them control people and... make things float.
Luke: Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong. Lesson one. Sit here, legs crossed. The Force is not a power you have. It's not about lifting rocks. It's the energy between all things, a tension, a balance that binds the universe together.
Rey: Okay. But what is it?
Luke: Close your eyes. [Rey closes her eyes] Breathe. [Rey takes a deep breath] Now... reach out. [Rey literally reaches her hand out and Luke, after a moment's disbelief, starts tickling her hand with a leaf]
Rey: [gasps, feeling the tickle] I feel something!
Luke: You feel it?
Rey: Yes, I feel it!
Luke: That's the Force!
Rey: Really?
Luke: Wow, it must be really strong with you!
Rey: I've never felt any... [Luke smacks her with the leaf] Ow! You meant, reach out, like-- I'll try again. [closes her eyes]
Luke: Breathe. Just breathe. Reach out with your feelings. What do you see?
Rey: The island. Life. Death and decay, that feeds new life. Warmth. Cold. Peace. Violence.
Luke: And between it all?
Rey: Balance. An energy. A Force.
Luke: And inside you?
Rey: Inside me, that same Force.
Luke: And this is the lesson. That Force does not belong to the Jedi. To say that if the Jedi die, the light dies, is vanity. Can you feel that?
Rey: There's something else... beneath the island. A place. A dark place.
Luke: Balance. Powerful light, powerful darkness.
Rey: [Rock beneath her starts to crack] It's cold. It's calling me.
Luke: Resist it, Rey. [no response] Rey? [no response] REY! [no response] [Rey snaps out of the vision] You went straight to the dark.
Rey: That place was trying to show me something.
Luke: It offered something you needed. And you didn't even try to stop yourself.
Rey: But I didn't see you. Nothing from you. You've closed yourself off from the Force. Of course you have.
Luke: I've seen this raw strength only once before, in Ben Solo. It didn't scare me enough then. It does now.

Ren: Why is the Force connecting us? You and I?
Rey: Murderous snake! You're too late! You've lost! I've found Skywalker!
Ren: Did he tell you what happened? The night I destroyed his temple, did he tell you why?
Rey: I know everything I need to know about you.
Ren: You do? Oh, you do. You have that look in your eyes, from the forest. When you called me a monster.
Rey: You are a monster.
Ren: [pauses] Yes, I am.

Luke: Lesson two. Now that they're extinct, the Jedi are romanticized, deified. But if you strip away the myth and look at their deeds, the legacy of the Jedi is failure. Hypocrisy, hubris.
Rey: That's not true!
Luke: At the height of their powers, they allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire, and wipe them out. It was a Jedi Master who was responsible for the training and creation of Darth Vader.
Rey: And a Jedi who saved him. Yes, the most hated man in the galaxy. But you saw there was conflict inside him. You believed that he wasn't gone. That he could be turned.
Luke: And I became a legend. For many years, there was balance, and then I saw... Ben. My nephew with that mighty Skywalker blood. And in my hubris, I thought I could train him; I could pass on my strengths. Han was... Han about it, but... Leia trusted me with her son. I took him, and a dozen students, and began a training temple. By the time I realized I was no match for the darkness rising in him, it was too late.
Rey: What happened?
Luke: I went to confront him, and he turned on me. He must've thought I was dead. When I came to, the temple was burning. He had vanished with a handful of my students, and slaughtered the rest. Leia blamed Snoke, but... it was me. I failed. Because I was Luke Skywalker. Jedi Master. A legend.
Rey: The galaxy may need a legend. I need someone to show me my place in all this. And you didn't fail Kylo. Kylo failed you. I won't.

Rey: I'd rather not do this now.
Ren: Yeah, me, too.
Rey: Why did you hate your father? [Ren turns around shirtless] Do you have something? A cowl, or something you could put on? Why did you hate your father? Give me an honest answer. You had a father who loved you! He gave a damn about you!
Ren: I didn't hate him.
Rey: Then why?
Ren: "Why" what? [pauses] "Why" what? Say it.
Rey: [sobbing] Why did you... why did you kill him? I don't understand.
Ren: [seeing something inside Rey] No? Your parents threw you away like garbage.
Rey: They didn't!
Ren: They did, but you can't stop needing them. It's your greatest weakness. Looking for them everywhere, in Han Solo, and now in Skywalker. Did he tell you what happened that night?
Rey: Yes.
Ren: No. He'd sensed my power, as he senses yours, and he feared it.
Rey: [stunned at what she just heard] Liar.
Ren: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That's the only way to become what you were meant to be.

Rey: [having returned to her hut after her ordeal in the Mirror Cave] I thought I'd find answers here. I was wrong. I've never felt so alone.
Ren: You're not alone.
Rey: Neither are you.
[Rey and Ren reach out to each other through the Force. Luke notices them touching hands]
Luke: STOP!!!
[Rey and Ren look at Luke angrily. Luke uses the Force to push the hut apart. Rey searches for Ren, who has vanished]
Rey: [turns to Luke] Is it true? Did you try to murder him?!
Luke: Leave this island, now!
[Luke storms off into the rain, but Rey follows after him]
Rey: Stop... STOP! [knocks Luke down in the back of the head with her quarterstaff] Did you do it?! Did you create Kylo Ren?! [the two proceed to fight each other along the cliffside until she gets the upper hand, forcing Luke into submission with Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber] Tell me the truth.
Luke: I saw darkness. I sensed it building in him. I'd seen it in moments during his training. But then I looked inside, and it was beyond what I ever imagined. Snoke had already turned his heart. He would bring destruction and pain and death, and the end of everything I love because of what he will become, and for the briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it. It passed like a fleeting shadow, and I was left with shame and with consequence. And the last thing I saw were the eyes of a frightened boy whose Master had failed him.
Rey: You failed him by thinking his choice was made. It wasn't! There's still conflict in him. If he would turn from the dark side, that could shift the tide. This could be how we win.
Luke: This is not going to go the way you think.
Rey: It is. Just now, when we touched hands, I saw his future. As solid as I'm seeing you. If I go to him, Ben Solo will turn.
Luke: Rey... don't do this.
Rey: [shows Luke his father's lightsaber] Then he is our last hope.

Luke: So, it is time... for the Jedi Order to end?
Yoda: Time, it is... hmm, for you to look past a pile of old books, hmm?
Luke: [distraught] The sacred Jedi texts!
Yoda: Oh? Read them, have you?
Luke: Well, I...
Yoda: Page-turners, they were not. Yes, yes, yes. Wisdom, they held, but that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess. Ah, Skywalker... still looking to the horizon. Never here! [pokes Luke with his cane] Now, hmm? The need in front of your nose!
Luke: I was weak. Unwise.
Yoda: Lost Ben Solo, you did. Lose Rey, you must not.
Luke: I can't be what she needs me to be.
Yoda: Heeded my words not, did you? "Pass on what you have learned." Strength, mastery, hmm... but weakness, folly, failure, also. Yes, failure, most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke... We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.

Snoke: I did not expect Skywalker to be so wise! We will give him and the Jedi Order the death he desires. After the Rebels are gone, we will go to his planet and obliterate the entire island. [Rey tries to use the Force to take Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber, but Snoke uses it to hit her on the head] Such spunk. Look here now. [uses the Force to move Rey toward the viewport to show her the Resistance transport ships being destroyed one by one] The entire Resistance on those transports. Soon, they will all be gone. For you, all is lost. [Rey uses the Force to take Ren's lightsaber] Oh, still that fiery spit of hope? You have the spirit of a true Jedi! [Rey charges at Snoke with Ren's lightsaber. Snoke picks her up with the Force and she lands in front of Ren. His lightsaber spins around and stops in front of him] And because of that... you must die. [uses the Force and turns Rey toward Ren] My worthy apprentice, son of darkness, heir apparent to Lord Vader. Where there was conflict, I now sense resolve. Where there was weakness, strength. Complete your training, and fulfill your destiny.
Ren: [picks up his lightsaber] I know what I have to do.
Rey: Ben...
Snoke: [laughs] You think you can turn him? Pathetic child, I cannot be betrayed. I cannot be beaten. I see his mind: I see his every intent. Yes. I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true! [without Snoke knowing, Ren uses the Force to face Anakin's lightsaber toward him] And now, foolish child, he ignites it... and KILLS HIS TRUE ENEMY!!!
[Ren uses the Force to ignite Anakin's lightsaber and Snoke is cut in half at the waist. The lightsaber flies back into Rey's hand. Ren ignites his own lightsaber and he and Rey fight Snoke's Praetorian guards]

Ren: It's time to let old things die. Snoke, Skywalker, the Sith, the Jedi, the Rebels; Let it all die. Rey... I want you to join me. We can rule together and bring a new order to the galaxy.
Rey: [starting to tear up] Don't do this, Ben. Please, don't go this way.
Ren: No, no. You're still holding on! Let go! [quickly calms down] Do you want to know the truth about your parents? Or have you always known? And you've just hidden it away. You know the truth. Say it. [Rey continues to tear up] Say it.
Rey: [tearfully] They were nobody.
Ren: They were filthy junk traders, who sold you off for drinking money. They're dead in a pauper's grave in the Jakku desert. You have no place in this story; you come from nothing. You're nothing... but not to me. Join me. [he extends his hand towards Rey] Please.

[General Hux finds Ren lying unconscious on Snoke's throne room floor amid the wreckage following the battle with Rey and the Praetorian guards. He reaches for his blaster pistol, but instantly recoils once he sees Ren come to]
Hux: What... happened?
Ren: [surveys the room] The girl murdered Snoke. [looks out a window to notice half of the Supremacy floating away] What happened?
Hux: She took Snoke's escape craft.
Ren: We know where she's going. Get all our forces down to that Resistance base, and let's finish this.
Hux: "Finish this"? Who do you think you're talking to? You presume to command my army? Our Supreme Leader is dead! We have no ruler!
Ren: [angrily Force chokes Hux and brings him to his knees] The Supreme Leader is dead!
Hux: [choking] Long live the Supreme Leader.

Connix: Our distress signal's been received at multiple points, but no response.
Commander Larma D'Acy: They've heard us, but no one's coming.
Leia: We fought till the end. But the galaxy has lost all its hope. The spark... is out. [Leia lowers her head in defeat but then she and the others present notice a hooded figure approaching her in the command center, who turns out to be Luke Skywalker] Luke...
[Luke sits down in front of her and prepares to speak only for Leia to stop him]
Leia: I know what you're gonna say. I changed my hair.
Luke: It's nice that way. Leia, I'm sorry.
Leia: I know. I know you are. I'm just glad you're here at the end.
Luke: [referring to Kylo Ren] I came to face him, Leia, and I can't save him.
Leia: I held out hope for so long, but I know my son is gone.
Luke: No one's ever really gone. [Luke hands Leia Han's gold dice, then stands and kisses her on the forehead and goes to leave to confront Kylo Ren, passes 3PO who nods to him]
C-3PO: Master Luke... [Luke winks at him]

Ren: Did you come back to say you forgive me? To save my soul?
Luke: No.
[The two draw their lightsabers. Ren charges at Luke, who blocks and dodges each blow as he returns to a ready stance]
Luke: I failed you, Ben. I'm sorry.
Ren: I'm sure you are! The Resistance is dead! The war is over, and when I kill you, I will have killed the last Jedi!
Luke: Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong. The Rebellion is reborn today. The war is just beginning. And I will not be the last Jedi.
Ren: I'll destroy her...and you...and all of it.
Luke: [extinguishes his lightsaber] No. Strike me down in anger, and I will always be with you. Just like your father.
[during a pause, Ren grips his lightsaber tightly. Then, he charges at Luke one last time, screaming furiously, but Luke is still standing. Confused, he puts his lightsaber through Luke before staring in horror as he realizes he's been fighting a Force projection all this time - and Luke is still physically on Ahch-To]
Ren: No...
Luke: See you around, kid. [his Force projection fades away]
Ren: [turning to see that the Resistance has escaped] NOOO!!!



Star Wars : Star Wars (1977) · The Empire Strikes Back (1980) · Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Phantom Menace (1999) · Attack of the Clones (2002) · Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Force Awakens (2015) · Rogue One (2016) · The Last Jedi (2017)
Solo (2018) · The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
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