Review By J1 Reporter Lily Dugan
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the story ended. The plotline of the Star Wars story has ended in “The Rise of Skywalker”directed by J.J Abrams. Starring Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker, and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, the final movie of Star Wars main saga was released on Dec. 20, 2019 and finished out the series.
The movie wraps up their saga with the final battle between good and evil, the good and the dark side of the force. The two hour and 22 minute movie not only finishes the plot line, but it ties in certain details of the past movies to bring it all together.
The final battle begins as the last battle between the First Order and The Rebellion, similar to Empire vs. Rebel Alliance and the Sith vs. Republic, all in past movies.
The story begins with the Rebellion finding out the dead Emperor Palpatine is actually alive and building a great fleet called the Final Order. Rey, the final member of the Jedi Order has been assigned her final battle to end her fight with Kylo Ren and her new interest Emperor Palpatine.
Her journey starts with friends Finn played by John Boyega and Po Dameron portrayed Oscar Isaac with the originals C3PO, R2D2 and Chewie the group begins the look for Exogul where the apparent Emperor is hiding. Having to find the sith leader and locate the hidden planet the group takes their journey across the galaxy meeting old friends along the way including Lando Calrissian.
With the journey continuing, the apparent connection between Kylo Ren and Rey grows. The two later embark on a battle that both kills General Leia Skywalker and her son Kylo Ren. Though a plot twist Rey uses her Jedi power of to bring Kylo back to life through the force.
As the story progresses Rey, Kylo Ren, new grandfather Emperor Palpatine gives her options joining the dark side or seeing her friends die. Her complex decisions luckily give the story an interesting ending.
Overall the movie is another fight between good and evil in the form of the force. The story is an amazing way to end what has been the Star Wars story passing through the decades. The creators have said “Rise of Skywalker” is the final movie, but will they be true to their word? Or find another way to continue? May the force be with you.