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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Release Date in the Philippines

The first official trailer of the epic space opera film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi), has been released yesterday in the United States. Here's the clip from YouTube.


But maybe you're asking when the movie will finally come out to the big screen? In the United States, it's scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017. In the Philippines though, there's no final date yet but it is likely that we will be able to see the soon blockbuster movie on the same date, December 15, 2018.
Promotional poster of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Image by Source, Fair use, Link

The Premise

From the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB): "Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga."

From Google's Knowledge Graph: "Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force."

If you don't understand any of the above statements, then you must watch the last episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There, you'll meet the main characters Rey, Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker. 

If you don't know Luke Skywalker, then it is a must that you watch the original series, from Episode 1 to 6 that will bring you back to the 1970s when George Lucas first presented his epic work in Episode 5 - A New Hope.

Star Wars Episode VIII and the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017

One thing you must take note of is the amount of time that you have an opportunity to watch the movie. I don't advise anyone to watch on the opening day because I'm quite sure that you'll end up in a very long line in ticket booths. It's just like that for movies like Star Wars. But you should not relax either because of the MMFF or the Metro Manila Film Festival.

During the festival, which runs from Christmas Day (December 25) to the first weekend of January the following year, no foreign movies will be shown in regular theaters, with exception of 3D and IMAX, which, of course, cost significantly higher. The movie might be shown again after the first weekend of January 2018 but it's not guaranteed. So, check your calendars and watch it sometime between December 15 to 24, 2017.

About Star Wars

Star Wars is an epic space movie series created by George Lucas. The first episode was shown in 1977 as part of a trilogy. The series is so famous it became a pop-culture phenomenon. A prequel trilogy was released in 1999 and met similar success.

In 2012, Walt Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced the production of a new trilogy. The first episode was released in December 14, 2015 under the title Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a.k.a Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens). This upcoming Star Wars movie continues the story presented in Episode VII. The next and final part of the trilogy, Episode IX is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019.

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