“Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker” had me on the edge of my seat. If you haven’t seen the first eight movies, they take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and have a classic good vs. evil plot, except with lightsabers.
The movie, of course, starts out with the yellow text and starry background. As usual, the resistance is fighting the empire. They kept the story fresh, even though the plot is reused throughout the series. With the return of a villain, and an unexpected bond, there were a lot of surprising twists.
Our favorite characters reappear, along with some great new ones. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) shared many tender moments. I enjoyed watching them grow closer throughout the last three movies. They provide humor and make the story more relatable. We don’t all live in space and fight storm troopers but we all have friends.
The amount of violence is typical for a Star Wars movie, but it’s not too gory. When the story grew dark there was still comic relief. The audience cried one minute and laughed the next.
For the last film in the series, one might raise their expectations. I had no expectations for the movie. It was just as good as all of the other ones, I even liked it more.
The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. My parents and many others grew up watching the films, so if you go see it, take your parents! All three of the original actors appeared in this movie, as well as Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), and R2D2. BB8 was also in the movie alongside a new droid. Many mysteries were solved and the way the movies are tied together is fascinating.
This is a good movie to see in a theater. All of the huge spaceships and pretty scenery were impressive on the big screen and the sound is tremendous in theaters. Your parents will enjoy it and kids ages 9 and up, but it depends on how they handle violence. If you’re going to see it, I recommend that you watch the previous films first, otherwise you will be confused since the story picks up where “The Last Jedi” left off.
I loved the movie. It was 42 years in the making, and this is the last Star Wars movie, ever. Or is it? We don’t know, but the series went out with a bang.