Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [2019]

“We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

This episode sees Rey and the gang return for the ninth edition, continuing the fight against the Order (this time the Order means BIZNEZ). Check it out, it’s on NOWTV at the moment.

I really enjoyed this film. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I found episode VIII to be a little silly, and worried this final episode would be no different and end up feeling anticlimactic. But surprisingly, it was better than I imagined. Rey kicked butt, there were moments where I thought all hope had been lost, moments where I felt elation, moments when I felt despair and sobbed… and throughout Rey and Kylo Ren/Ben’s relationship development (I don’t mean romantic, but relationship to one another) was a wonderful, one-of-a-kind little sprout that grew from the darkness into something amazing.

Above all that though, what I enjoyed most was this feeling like I could truly see what the force was by the end, see it moving through people. The films have always touched on what the force could allow someone to do, e.g. someone floating some rocks, someone pretending to be somewhere they were not, someone dangling a person by the neck off of the ground or stopping someone from getting away… but in this latest trilogy I could finally see interconnectedness (at least between Jedi) and that its power lived in all who could harness it despite distance and despite death.

“In life, there is the Force. In the Force, there is life. And the Force is eternal.

Wonderful end to the new Star Wars generation. All in all this film really invigorated my love for Star Wars and I can’t wait to see what else the SW has to offer us.

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