Friday, December 20, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review: The end of an era!

The Hit:

This Legendary franchise is no means the end of "Star Wars" because side stories like the Mandalorian will be created. But it is the end of the Skywalker saga, and knowing Disney is a big money producing machine, that could always change in the future. 

Cast: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Ian McDiarmid, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Billy Dee Williams, Joonas Suotamo, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Keri Russell

Pros: It's gonna be hard not spoiling this movie but I'll do my best. I think we get a proper send-off for the whole series and they tie in all the movies to make it so. I think because Rian Johnson went off the rails and made his own movie in Last Jedi, JJ had to do some damage control and a good portion of the fans including myself saw those changes. I am in the minority that liked how it went. There are some questionable things but what more could he have done? They did a proper goodbye to Carrie Fisher's character and I did speculate how they were going to do that, but it worked out. I love me some Lightsaber action and even though I like a good story being told, I am usually all in for the action that star wars brings, which includes the fights on land and all the way into space as well, that surely didn't skip a beat. Letting this marinate overnight, I am happy with the outcome and each character and story overall had a good ending. I loved seeing how great the Light side of the force can be, which in turn also how more terrifying the Dark side can be as well.

Cons: Although we get a good ending, this could have been split into two movies by how some parts and the overall story felt rushed to finish it in its 2hr 21min runtime. I've seen some other reviews mention there was no concrete road map from the beginning and that I completely agree with. There are some connections or relationships within characters I didn't quite like, but I feel all the negatives don't pass the positives in closing this book. 

I do not know where you stand but do not pass this one by because of what you are seeing or reading. Even though Last Jedi got a Green from me, I look back knowing it should have been a Yellow. But that movie should have still been watched regardless if you are a long time fan or not. They all still connect but did so sloppily. Star Wars is a precious story and it's sad and also comforting to see it end. May the Force be with you on your way to the theatre! 

Key Info: Rated PG-13. Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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