On the face of it, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is functional. (For those who missed it, the official Twitter feed for Star Wars released this title to some hype earlier this morning.) It certainly kinda/sorta sums up the time and place and circumstances of the overall junction where we find ourselves in that galaxy far, far away: for all intents and purposes, Luke Skywalker remains the last Jedi Knight. (Or is he? Is there another? Could there be?) It's head and shoulders above "The Force Awakens" (sorry, peeps, but that title remains almost as bad as the film itself), and maybe it even harkens back to the simpler themes of previous installments like "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi."
Add to this the most recent announcement that Lucasfilm and Walt Disney have no intentions to recreate Princess Leia digitally (with the recent passing of actress Carrie Fisher); and it kinda/sorta beckons the question, "What's awaiting 'The Last Jedi' when he races onto movie screens this holiday season?" That's probably exactly where the storytellers want you to be, so let's be thankful for small miracles.
As always, thanks for reading ... live long and prosper ... and May the Force be with us!