Movie Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [No Plot Spoilers]

Director Redux

  • Fight scenes are fabulous with more martial arts than previously. There was a visceral feel as if these were not just theatrical fencing scenes, but real life-or-death contests.
  • Spectacular battle scenes
  • Fabulous flying scenes with cool new ships
  • Stunning space scenes, unlike you’ve seen before, very inventive


  • You’ll see a tie-in to The Mandalorian, the new Disney+ Star Wars series that is currently the top-rated show on television.
  • There are cameos aplenty, some very touching indeed. There are even touching returns to some of the old locations, which served the movie well and resolved some of the storylines.
  • Despite the many subplots and side stories, there is a real sense of energy in this movie.
  • There are several scenes of deep pathos, which worked on me.
  • Look for a long-overlooked omission from the end of the first film is finally addressed at the end of this one.
  • Look for not a few nods to Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings.




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