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The movie’s best set piece comes more than two hours in, during a climactic battle on a mining planet covered in red salt.

‘The Last Jedi’ finds ‘Star Wars’ searching for direction

December 12th, 2017

The movie’s best set piece comes more than two hours in, during a climactic battle on a mining planet covered in red salt.

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