Editor's note: This is the original version of a review that appeared in our 18 December 2017 issue. It contains sexist commentary about Carrie Fisher. We have edited the version appearing the 18 December issue to remove this commentary, but will keep this version as-published so future readers are aware of what's changed. For additional background, please see this Twitter thread.
Be advised: this review discusses all of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you are concerned about spoilers, we recommend seeing the film before reading this review.
So here we are again. When the first Star Wars film was released in 1977 I was twelve years of age.
This year, you needed funny, brokenhearted, expansive fiction to help you laugh and stay guardedly optimistic: and lucid, flat-out furious fiction to confirm that yes, indeed, it really is that bad out there.
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