Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie
This is a new Star Wars movie called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and it is also known as Star Wars: Episode 9. The movie is two hours and 21 minutes, and it is an American action, adventure, and fantasy film that was directed by J.J. Abrams.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Cast:
Carrie Fisher as Leia
|Domhnall Gleeson as Gen. Hux
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
|Richard E. Grant as Allegiant Gen. Pryde
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
|Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata
Daisy Ridley as Rey
|Keri Russell as Zorii Bliss
John Boyega as Finn
|Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
|Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico
|Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
|Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine
|Naomi Ackie as Jannah
|Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ” Star Wars Episode 9 ” Movie Review:
Star Wars Episode 9 ” The Rise of Skywalker ” was once again directed by J. J. Abrams. And it is the finale of the much talked about the sequel trilogy. In this film Kylo is on a mission to do a thing.
Rey and the rest of the resistance are also doing a thing and the emperor is in the movie and doing a thing and that’s all I can say without spoiling anything. So..
what I think of The Rise of Skywalker?
Well, I have very mixed feelings on this movie. It’s it’s certainly not a movie that I hate and it’s definitely not a film that is as bad as I’m sure you will hear from multiple people and see very click Beatty headlines and things that make you want to get mad.
I wasn’t upset by this movie even in the slightest. But what bothered me the most about this movie, is that the story is so messy. It’s got a very convoluted opening. The first 30 to 40 minutes of this movie require so much explaining and catching up.Which is very unnecessary.
Return of the jet I took place very far after The Empire Strikes Back. And although, you need some catching up to understand that Lucas suddenly this really powerful jet I that he wasn’t at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
You kind of understand that in just one action when he chokes those Cameri and guards jobs palace. This movie has to explain quite a bit and then makes the first act of the film quite boring.
They’re also unfortunately very chained to the fact that Carrie Fisher has passed away. And they’re trying to conclude lay a story so they have to use footage that they shot in the force awakens that was on used and other bits and pieces of unused footage to craft some kind of performance.
I can’t really blame them for that. I imagine that was a really really tough challenge and they actually pull it off fairly well. Even though you’re aware of it. I feel like in the future if you’re watching this movie like 2030 years from now and you had no idea that Carrie Fisher had passed you might notice something weird about the way her character looks inserted in scenes.
But I don’t really think it would be something that appears to you. So I have to praise them for finding a way to have lay involved in this conclusion without botching it. Naturally, the movie is starting to look at.
J. J. Abrams and Dan Mandel his director of photography have made a beautiful looking film.There’s action sequences that are so exciting to look at. They really leave off the screen.
Namely, I’d say per fight on top of some wreckage amongst a raging ocean. But that leads me into my other issue with the movie and that’s that it can feel sometimes like spectacle for spectacle’s sake.
You’re looking at something jaw-dropping. You’re looking at something that’s visually arresting, but you don’t really feel anything behind it. The emotion just isn’t there. It reminds me of the finality of the phantom menace.
I love the Darth maul lightsaber fight. I still watch it from time to time. It’s really exciting and John Williams do of the fates music is really awesome. The issue is that I just don’t care about obi wan quite gone and Darth maul fighting.
There’s nothing emotionally interesting about this battle. It just looks awesome. That’s what a lot of this movie felt like to me. Everything they do with Kylo Ren in this movie I was a fan of.
I think that Adam’s driver is excellent as this character and as far as the sequel trilogy goes. He’s the most fascinating character in it and they explore him pretty deeply in this movie, and that was something, that was very satisfying to me.
They also attempt to find reasons for why Rey is as powerful as she is. They tried to give her some more training and try to get you on her side a little more in this movie. Because I like this character a lot and I like daisy Ridley quite a bit as the character.
I think they had an excellent set up for things in The Force Awakens, but then the last chat I FM the, by the way, I still like despite many people telling me that I shouldn’t like it. I just don’t like 30 minutes of that movie. They can’t bite stuff.
I’ve come to hate the Kanto bite stuff even more than I did the first time I watched it. Every time I re-watched the last Gen, I skip all of the can’t abide stuff and I feel the movie improve significantly.
But like I said The Force Awakens was set up. It was intriguing for this trilogy then Ryan Johnson came in and said and I don’t like the way you set it up I’m going to set it up this way.
So we almost had to films of set up. And now we have a third film that’s trying to figure out how to make a conclusion even though we’ve had to setups. That’s how I view this trilogy.
And with this movie looking back on the other two it’s painfully obvious that they didn’t have a road map and they should have. Still, with Star Wars movies it’s difficult to talk about them when they’re brand new because these movies always end up with the legacies.
In between 1999 and I would say I don’t know 2012 2013. Everyone I spoke to hated Star Wars prequel trilogy. Everyone George Lucas was trashed by fans and he sold his property.
Today people seem to respect them a lot more. Maybe that’s because generations that watch the prequels when they were kids are now older and it’s more meaningful to them, I don’t know.
All I know is that the legacy of Star Wars changes over time. People are always looking for something to blame about why Star Wars isn’t exactly like it was for them when they were kids.
Whether that’s Disney, Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, George Lucas and Ryan Johnson. People are always looking for something to lay the blame on for why Star Wars doesn’t feel the same to them anymore.
We need to stop looking for people to blame. You can make a bad movie, you can make a good movie. It happens, filmmakers make mistakes. Sometimes Star Wars is not going to be great and sometimes it’s just gonna be bad.
It’s so popular there’s gonna be more and we have to just come to terms with that. We need to stop looking for people or corporations to blame for why something isn’t the same way. That it was for us we were younger.
Because it’s never going to be that way. Because we had a different world view than. We look at entertainment and a much more hopeful way. I’m gonna get off my soapbox now, but generally speaking, my point is that people’s opinions change on Star Wars rapidly as time goes on.
I mean George Lucas was trash so heavily by fans that he just sold his property was like okay clearly you guys don’t give a fuck about my vision bye and I can’t even blame him.
Now people wish that they knew what he wanted to do with the sequel trilogy. That’s got to be very weird for him. I don’t really consider this a spoiler because he’s in the trailers.
He’s on the poster in the announced it months ago. But the emperor being involved in this movie then always work for me. It felt sort of like Abrams had set up snow and then Johnson was like man fuck no and Abrams is like oh shit ahh the embers back.
Inclusion in this movie
So his inclusion in this movie feels a bit like a stretch. There are things that hard core fans won’t like. There are things that hardcore fans will like. I can’t even predict what the Star Wars fan base once anymore.
It’s rather pointless for me to even try. There’s character stuff here that I think is handled really well. Action sequences that are fun. But as a story, it’s very convoluted and extremely messy.
As a conclusion to a trilogy, it feels even more messy when you look back at the three films and you see that they just don’t really fill a cohesive whole. I’m not going to grade this movie yet.
I’m gonna watch it again this weekend with some friends and then I’ll do a spoiler review this weekend and I’ll give it a great then. I’m just feeling very mixed on it and I want to see it again.
It’s disappointing. It is not as good as I wanted to be at all and I would like to see the film one more time to develop some deeper thoughts on the movie. And I’ll bring that review you guys this weekend.
Do see the film as a Star Wars fan it’s obviously worth seeing to watch this conclusion takes place. And there are moments in the movie that are worth seeing on the big screen for sure.
There are scenes that I thought were really great. There’s just so so much in this film that didn’t work for me, unfortunately. Guys, thank you so much as always for reading my movie reviews. look forward to more reviews very soon. See you next time