Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review by Myla Tosatto.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review
Over. It is.
After 42 years, the story of the Skywalker family is over with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It is not a time for sadness, it is a time of celebration (preferably with a Wookie or an Ewok or two in tow-perhaps in a funky cantina where some weird aliens perform).
J.J. Abrams ends the saga of Star Wars focusing on Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the people around her: her friends Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and BB -8 (Dave Chapman), her mentors Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and her nemesis Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
At the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker the Resistance is still fighting, Rey is still looking for answers and Kylo Ren is still being a jerk (I just recapped Episode 8 but you should still probably go ahead and rewatch it). Will the rebels win? Will Rey find her lineage? Will Kylo Ren take off his mask and just settle down? Will C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) not make you want to smash his gold face in? I’m not going to tell you. I’m also not going to bring up any new questions because SPOILERS. You didn’t really come here to read spoilers, did you? Go somewhere else, friend. But I do wonder what Finn needed to tell Rey . . .
Star Wars gets the dignity it deserves in this send off. It would be a much sadder affair if you didn’t know ‘Baby Yoda’ was around the corner ready to fill some Star Wars emptiness you might experience. Disney isn’t going to let it go. Using my Jedi powers I can sense more Star Wars programming coming our way. And I am here for it.
May the Force be with you.