In December 2016, the team leading the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a very unexpected and upsetting moment on their hands. The loss of their sister, princess and friend Carrie Fisher.
The new instalment of the franchise was suddenly in unknown space, the film was now the final piece of work that Carrie Fisher ever worked on, the same films that launched her into our lives as Princess Leia.
Upon watching the film, it's evident that while not dwelling on her passing, it is a beautiful nod to her life and career.
After speaking with the cast at the Tokyo premiere, the revealed to Scoopla's Entertainment Reporter Justin Hill that Carrie wouldn't want them to be sad about her passing but to celebrate the moments they had together.
Director Rian Johnson has previously revealed that he didn't tinker with Carrie's scenes at all after her passing and that is evident.
It's just simply now a matter of small details having more of a meaning now the film has been released.
From Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd appearing alongside her mother, to her twin buns (a throwback to the Leia we know), really get the bottom lip quivering.
If you're a true Star Wars fan, it's worth seeing simply to farewell Carrie Fisher and appreciate the effort that she herself put into her final piece of the Star Wars puzzle.
Without giving anything away, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is full of those heart rumbling scenes of big ships, fight scenes and the occasional laugh we've all come to appreciate from the franchise.
It nicely wraps up 40 year old story lines and introduces new adventures at the same time.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas now.