This review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is totally free of any spoilers.
I have been a Star Wars fan since I was a child. It was a big part of my childhood as much as Disney has been. Watching all these unique characters soar through space in search of their own journey has been amazing to watch. Life lessons, hero arcs, family heritage, magical powers and finding yourself is all par for the course in these movies.
I have always enjoyed the anticipation of these films releasing into the theaters and having my husband and I go out for a date night only to chat the rest of the evening about theories and back stories.
So in this final film of the trilogy Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker it speaks to the human element, the feeling you have to know that hope is out there. About self reflection and finding your calling into the unknown. J.J. Abrams did a fantastic job in storytelling and portraying the characters we love or love to hate, well. The pressure of having to fulfill an ending to all that has come before is immense.
I wanted so many answers after the last film and was so nervous how it would end. I am happy with the many surprises and connections to the previous films. The captivating visuals and realistic scenery blew me away.
The number one question I get asked by readers is: “Is it worth seeing in the theaters?” The answer is YES! Especially being an action film you will want to be completely immersed into the sounds and sights of it all. I honestly can’t wait to see it again.
I think most Star Wars fans will be satisfied with the ending of these films and will miss all of these characters which most of us have known for so long. The one take away from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is hope. Hope for what is to come and for always.
Fingers crossed for more Star Wars spinoffs and future stories on Disney +.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in U.S. theaters on December 20. Full trailer here.
I was invited to a media preview of this film prior to it’s release in theatres. As always, all opinions are my own.