Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a Fine Conclusion to This Trilogy
Coming off of Rian Johnson’s excellent The Last Jedi it is now time for J.J. Abrams to wrap up our third trilogy with (the official title is so very long!) Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. And Abrams does wrap things up in a competent way that shows us the many Star Wars things we’ve come to love.* I think the strength of this trilogy is the Rey-Kylo Ren connection,** and that carries through to this film, which I did liked, but did not love.***
The verdict: Good
Where watched: Baghdad Theater with Matt, Laurie and Burt.
Consider also watching:
- Star Wars (a.k.a. A New Hope)
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Return of the Jedi
- The Force Awakens
- The Last Jedi
*Witty banter, dashing adventure, situations that always seem hopeless, plus a fun new droid to add to the canon.
**Their fight scenes added a lot to this film.
*** I am three for three for falling asleep. I missed the “here’s the plan” part.
- What movies that you first watched as a kid still hold up today?
- Do you want more of the Star Wars world? If so, what would you like more of?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Disney’s sequel trilogy is the first trilogy in the Star Wars saga in which all three movies were released in the same decade.