Star Wars: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Review: Not a good, but not a bad ending to the Skywalker saga

The new installment to the Star Wars series, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” really isn’t much better than the past two movies in the new Disney trilogy. 

Director J.J. Abrams directed it along with the first episode of the new trilogy, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” both of which are at least better than the eighth episode, “The Last Jedi.”

Centering on Emperor Palpatine who we find out is still alive and the resistance wants to find where he is to eliminate him, viewers of “The Rise of Skywalker” find Finn and Poe leading the resistance and Rey preparing for possibly another battle with Kylo Ren. 

The storyline with Finn and Poe is kind of difficult to care about since Finn and Poes character arcs already happened in the previous movies. Fans are left to just watching them do missions, but not really seeing them change or be that interesting except for some decent comedic moments. 

And, Rey spends her scenes running around trying to find some important mechanical pieces that help tell her where to go to find palpatine. 

Although negatives of the movie exist, there are still positives such as the visuals. A really cool water planet they go to and Emperor Palaptine’s evil dark dungeon/throne room are cool. 

Tons of different environments greet the characters like forest, water and desert.

if you are a fan of Star Wars and have seen the others, then just go and see this one too. You’ll be entertained enough to be happy you did so.


Peyton Buurma: 5/5 “I feel like the beginning when Kylo Ren was in the Sith Temple, when he heard Darth Vader’s, then Snoke’s, and then Palpatine’s voice in his head was crazy, but when Palpatine was actually talking to him and was hiding and he came out—it was insane from there on out.”

John Morris: ⅘ “I think the rise of skywalker is the best movie of the sequel trilogy. Rey is a pretty trash character, because up until The Rise of Skywalker she was too strong for no training.”

Zach Hann: ⅗ “Was a boring fetch quest”