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Star Wars Episode IX: the Rise of Skywalker

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 2019
  • J J Abrams
  • 141 mins
  • 12

Summary

Rey and the surviving members of the resistance face the evil First Order once more as the conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak, bringing the Skywalker saga to its close. The Force Awakens' JJ Abrams returns to the director's chair, with many of the cast from the old and new fantasy saga reprising their roles, including Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Ian McDiarmid, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Director JJ Abrams does what many thought impossible and stages a rip-roaring conclusion to the beloved sci-fi saga, brimming with old friends, foes and familiar references. Although thought to have perished at the conclusion of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) is revealed to be alive. Secretly orchestrating events from afar, his plan is to unite sworn enemies Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in a bid to relaunch the Sith. Meanwhile, Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) attempt to find an ancient relic to stop that from happening. A nonstop thrill ride through distant galaxies, over desolate planet terrain and on top of gigantic spacecraft, the explosive excitement never stops. It just about manages to pause for breath to allow Driver and Ridley (both tremendous; it's their movie) to deliver the key emotional moments, before reaching a stirring crescendo during the final epic battle. Unflagging and pulse-pounding, this is a grandiose and stunning finale to the generation-capturing franchise.

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Credits

Cast

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ReyDaisy Ridley
Kylo RenAdam Driver
FinnJohn Boyega
Poe DameronOscar Isaac
LeiaCarrie Fisher
Luke SkywalkerMark Hamill
C-3POAnthony Daniels
JannahNaomi Ackie
General HuxDomhnall Gleeson
Allegiant General PrydeRichard E Grant
Maz KanataLupita Nyong'o
Zorri BlissKeri Russell
ChewbaccaJoonas Suotamo
Rose TicoKelly Marie Tran
PalpatineIan McDiarmid
Lando CalrissianBilly Dee Williams

Crew

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DirectorJ J Abrams

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney
Released on
2019-12-19
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

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