Star Wars fans might have been a bit worried that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would end up taking too many notes from The Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like there's not much to worry at all.
Lucasfilm's newest sequel trilogy installment has just been crowned the highest rated Star Wars movie on Rotten Tomatoes, reaching a rating of 96% on the site's Tomatometer. The rating comes as an average of a total of 92 reviews (88 fresh reviews and 4 rotten reviews ). This gives it an average rating of 8.3 out of 10, the highest that a Star Wars movie has seen so far.
Though it's much higher than the recently released installments by Lucasfilm like The Force Awakens (93% rating) and Rogue One (85% rating), it isn't that much higher than the original trilogy installments like A New Hope (93%) and The Empire Strikes Back (94%).
This doesn't come as much of a surprise – fans have a fondness for the original trilogy, a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult shows that most fans enjoy the original Star Wars movies than the recent ones being put out by Lucasfilm.
Still, it's pretty good to hear that The Last Jedi ranks the highest on Rotten Tomatoes. That's a pretty good sign for fans who've been worrying about the movie. Guess we can really trust director Rian Johnson after all.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas in the US this Friday, December 15, 2017.