Recontextualizes the myth and finds humanity in it.
Skywalker brought down to earth.
Letting us know that our legends are real, and capable of failure, affords us the belief that we can perhaps one day reach those same heights.
The most Lucas-ian we’ve gotten out of Disney’s Star Wars output, not only with its level of mythic storytelling, but in how brilliantly playful and experimental Johnson’s approach is.
The Last Jedi is the sublimation of all that is good with Star Wars, and in this day and age, it’s a flat-out miracle to receive a blockbuster this rich.