Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Published April 13, 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Film info

  • Title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Director J. J. Abrams
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 2hrs 22m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
  • Tagline Every generation has a legend

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once more to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Experience the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, in which new legends will be born - and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:43 That is some rage Mr Kylo.
4:44 Ooh, James Earl Jones voice!
8:32 “How do we thank you?” “Win the war.”
11:22 This is the Rey equivalent of Lara’s mansion.
14:08 “The whole thing’s on fire, all of it.”
15:39 Turns out it’s still too soon to watch Charlie from LOST in anything.
20:55 General Hux is such a terrible character. But so well done.
26:06 General Kalrissian.
31:25 “You didn’t say my name sir, but I’m alright.”
36:13 That’s not a thing, but I bet it’s important later. Using up one of her regenerations.
41:54 It was her fault, Finn.
45:39 BB-8 got a friend, so I am preparing myself for adorable stuff now.
55:17 Why can’t she just go with them? She wants to escape.
1:00:58 Villanelle is Rey’s mum? Weird.
1:02:50 WHAT! I didn’t see that coming. Not so terrible after all.
1:05:08 Well that explains the electricity thing.
1:09:17 I really love it when they do old stuff now. The destroyer in the sand. The god-damn crashed Death Star.
1:17:09 Fighting yourself is an interesting one.
1:20:18 I feel like that much water would mess with the lightsabers.
1:25:00 Recognise those dulcet tones anywhere.
1:31:51 Anyone who plays a Jedi must sort of dream of being all glowy at some point.
1:39:48 Some of the visuals in this are incredible.
1:44:44 Empress Palpatine!
1:48:58 Is it wrong I’m spending most of this time just worried about BB-8’s safety?
1:52:50 “Stand together, die together.” That’s not how it goes, ask Charlie, he can tell you.
1:55:30 “They’re just… people.”
2:06:26 Yay, cute Ewok!
2:07:05 Charlie survived!


It was good! I’ve been trying to avoid most things Star Wars in anticipation of the film so I hadn’t realised there was such a negative reaction to this movie, I can’t really see what’s wrong with it? Good story, great characters, huge respect to Carrie Fisher, fun new creatures, interesting twist to the Rey story, and a big battle scene at the end. Sounds pretty Star Wars to me.

It really was quite hard watching Dominic Monaghan in this, LOST did such a lot of damage! But I like how even the smaller characters can be superbly important. There were lots of nods to previous things in the Skywalker series and we got a great sequence of Jedi voices to try and unpick.

I enjoyed it!

Rating: 5 / 5

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