Star Wars: Episode IX (Movie): Editor’s Choice

Summary: No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Starring: Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Billie Lourd, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic Monaghan, Greg Grunberg, Ian McDiarmid, John Boyega, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Keri Russell, Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, Matt Smith, Naomi Ackie, Oscar Isaac, Richard E. Grant

Director: J.J. Abrams

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 141 min

B+

REVIEW

The circle is now complete. In the weeks leading up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the message was clear, “We’re going to answer your questions.” It’s true. They did. A lot of them. All at once. Driver and Ridley’s performances are sensational and make this film an interesting end to George Lucas’ beloved franchise. A finale needs to be epic, and Episode IX brings about a long overdue increase of scope. A thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker Saga that offers action, emotion and humor, while finding the right balance in appealing to both old and new audiences.

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