Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

The plotting and exposition are a little sloppy at times (the climax with Palpatine is a tad puzzling) and the bevy of twists and fake-outs are a bit much, but overall this is a fun and technically-excellent starry sci-fi war/adventure movie carried by a refreshingly diverse cast of characters (men, women, humans, non-humans, old, young, past, new) and sprinkled with great bits of deeper character work (see the cool Rey-Kylo dynamic, along with their individual arc-defining moments) and humour.


  1. I really enjoyed it. I think as a moderately casual fan of the franchise, I’m able to. There are those who will not be happy with it no matter what happens. I really think this newest round of films did a lot to recover the image of the whole franchise after the prequils had left it all in a bit of a dump.

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