The last Jedi starts shortly after The Resistance’s new base is located by the First Order. Resistance fighters led by General Leia Organa evacuate their base when the First Order fleet arrives. Following an effective but costly counterattack led by Poe Dameron, Resistance fighters manage to destroy a First Order dreadnought, before the Resistance vessels jump into hyperspace to escape. However the First Order pursues them using a tracking device. Kylo Ren, Leia’s son, destroys the Resistance support fighters. Then the lead Resistance ship, is attacked killing several Resistance leaders and incapacitating Leia. So Command of the Resistance falls to Vice Admiral Holdo. However Poe, Finn, BB-8, and mechanic Rose Tico Disapprove of Holdo’s passive strategy, so they decide to take matters into their own hands and embark on a daring undercover mission.
Meanwhile, Rey arrives on the remote planet of Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon to recruit Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. However Luke is Disillusioned and embittered by the failures of the Jedi and is under self-imposed exile from the Force. Consequently Luke is reluctant and refuses to join the resistance, even after learning of Han Solo’s death. However Unknown to Luke, Rey and Kylo begin communicating through telepathic visions. Prompted by R2-D2, Luke agrees to teach Rey the ways of the Force. Luke and Kylo give Rey differing accounts of the incident that turned Kylo to the dark side; Luke confesses that he momentarily contemplated killing Kylo upon sensing that Supreme Leader Snoke had corrupted him, causing Kylo to destroy Luke’s emergent Jedi Order in retaliation. Nevertheless Rey is Convinced that Kylo can be redeemed, So she leaves Ahch-To to confront Kylo without Luke.
Holdo meanwhile, reveals her plan to evacuate the remaining Resistance members using small transports. Poe disagrees and instigates a mutiny. Finn, Rose and BB-8 travel to the Canto Bight casino and acquire the help of a shady hacker named DJ . They infiltrate Snoke’s ship, but are captured by Captain Phasma, though BB-8 escapes. Then Rey also lands on the ship, and Kylo brings her to Snoke, who reveals a dastardly plot, unfortunately though Snoke’s sinister machinations backfire spectacularly resulting in a thrilling lightsabre duel. Kylo then offers Rey a tempting Proposition with tragic results.
Leia orders the evacuation while Holdo remains on the ship to act as a decoy while the others flee to a nearby old Rebel Alliance base on Crait. Unfortunately DJ reveals the Resistance’s plan to the First Order, who attack the rebel alliance, so in desperation Holdo takes drastic measures against Snoke’s First Order fleet. Rey escapes in the chaos, while Kylo declares himself Supreme Leader. BB-8 frees Finn and Rose, who escape after defeating Captain Phasma, and join the survivors of the evacuation on Crait. When the First Order arrives, Poe, Finn, and Rose lead the fight back. Surprisingly Luke arrives after changing his mind in order to confront the First Order so the surviving Resistance fighters can escape. So The First Order forces attack Luke then Kylo himself engages Luke in an another thrilling showdown.