While you may not yet have seen The Last Jedi, odds are you know that the late Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia (now General Organa of the Resistance) plays a key role. Fisher died last December, and the entire Star Wars community felt the blow.
None more deeply than those she worked with on Episode VIII, including Mark Hamill, so it makes sense that the film, which will be Fisher’s last in the franchise, offers a touching sentiment to the legendary actress.
There is no post-credits sequence or anything of the like, but after the first run of credits, there is a single heartbreaking title card simply stating: “In Loving Memory of Our Princess: Carrie Fisher.”
The film is engrossing tribute enough, with Fisher and Hamill giving great performances and reminding entire generations of fans why they loved Star Wars in the first place, so the extra sentiment unleashes any tears held back during her scenes.
The lone ending memoriam is a respectful, caring cap to a movie so chock-full of sci-fi that a dedication anywhere else would have faced a million distractions.