Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

{4/5} “It’s not a navy. It’s just… people.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019

The Rebellion has enough trouble with the First Order, and now it looks like Emperor Palpatine has survived and secretly built a fleet of ships. Rey has been training with Leia, but she doesn’t think she deserves Luke’s lightsaber yet. Rey and Kylo Ren still feel a connection to each other, even though they’re on opposite sides. Both of them want to find Palpatine.

This is the sequel to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the 9th and final movie in the Skywalker saga.

Although there were lots of things to like, I was slightly less enthused about the overall story — I felt the same way about the recent DC crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths” shows.

There are some visually stunning parts, some funny parts, and some confusing parts. It would have been less clunky if the directors of the sequel trilogy had agreed on a storyline.

It certainly is not a bad movie, and deserves credit for bringing a satisfying end to the saga.

Stars Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid. Directed by J. J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III).

John Williams astonishingly composed the music for all 9 movies in the saga. A highlight of this score was the version of “The Imperial March” when Rey was in the old Death Star. Williams also resurrects his glorious theme for the Emperor.

The previous movie in the Star Wars universe is Solo: A Star Wars Story,

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