Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the latest film in the Star Wars franchise and the last in the latest trilogy of Star Wars films. It comes directed by J.J. Abrams who some may know as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) or Star Trek into Darkness (2013). The film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega,
I’ve always enjoyed the Star Wars films from the originals to the latest film releases, they’re often good fun. I also enjoy the video game releases as well. There’s a lot of interesting characters, cool sounding space ships, excellent musical themes and a good vs evil story to go along with it all. I always enjoy this type of stuff and each time a film gets released or a new video game comes out, one of my favourite thing about it is to see how the lore of the Star Wars universe gets expanded. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings audiences all the things I think makes Star Wars so fun to watch and explore and as a story which is at the conclusion stage of this trilogy a lot gets revealed and many questions are answered about the Star Wars universe. I’m not going to say what they are because of spoilers but I enjoyed all of the many revealing aspects of this film.
One of the major things I enjoyed about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was that in addition to building up the lore and giving me all the fun that I enjoy from Star Wars. The film also developed the two main characters quite a bit. We learn quite a bit about both Rey and Kylo Ren. I don’t want to go into what goes on with these characters, but coming out of the film, I’m a big fan of what went on with both of their developments.
The special effects and the action sequences are one of the main reasons I go to see a Star Wars movie. In this film J.J. Abrams seemed to step everything up to a level or two above what we’ve seen in the previous films. There were certain parts of the movie that felt incredibly epic and big. There are big light saber battles which are well choreographed and also some excellent outer space warship/space ship battles. Anyone going in to see this film just for some action and cool effects will not be disappointed.
The acting is also quite good. In looking back at the this film and the two previous films starring Daisy Ridley. I must say that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is her best performance yet. It does help that the character is developed more in this film than in all previous films, but it seems like Daisy Ridley has grown into this role and I hope to see more from this actress in the future. I also really enjoyed Adam Driver’s performance in this and as an actor he too seems to get better the more he does. Kylo Ren is a character I’ve come to really enjoy and even though I know that Adam Driver’s voice is quite deep, sometimes when he talks it still surprises me how deep his voice is, but it fits in so well with the character he’s playing and it’s quite good. Other actors in the film are also very entertaining, but their roles are much smaller than Adam Driver’s and Daisy Ridley’s so it’s hard for them to make a big impact, but they still do, just in a smaller way.
Not often do i go to the cinema and there are people cheering and clapping during certain moments in a film and to me when I see that from fans it means that there are people there having more than a great time watching this. For me, I found it all to be a bunch of fun and it did a lot to expand the lore, develop the characters, answer unanswered questions and it also provided great fight/action scenes. There isn’t much at all to complain about with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I had a great time with it and am hoping for more Star Wars films in the future. Happy to recommend seeing this one at the cinema this weekend.