Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spoiler Free Review

This is a review of the latest episode in the Star Wars saga. I will do my best not to spoil anything but, as always if you want to go in knowing nothing I suggest you don’t read the following.

Firstly, a quick bit of background. My name is Joe and I’m G’s boyfriend. I have been a huge Star Wars fan for pretty much my whole life. My first memory of the films was sitting watching episode 4 with my dad one afternoon. Since then, I have never looked back. Whether it’s running around playing with lightsabers with my cousin or my rather pointless Star Wars trivia knowledge, it has always been a huge part of my life. Now, onto the film…

To put it simple, I loved it. My eyes were glued to the screen the whole way through. I was so into the film that the time went so quick and it didn’t feel like it dragged, before I knew it, the credits were up! There were twists I didn’t see coming, interesting new characters as well as some old favourites. Even though I love the franchise I’m not one to think everything is perfect and the films are untouchable. Even I got bored during SOLO. However, I was a fan of The Last Jedi which got considerably mixed reviews. I appreciate that the fan base is so large and spans about 3 generations at this point. So, the directors, writers and producers have to produce something that will appeal to everyone. Well, the odds of that happening are about 3720 to 1. So, the film won’t be everyone’s glass of blue milk. But, like I said on the whole I enjoyed it. There were tense space battles, impressive lightsaber combat and emotional moments, that in my opinion have often carried the franchise.

There were a couple of things that I didn’t like in the film but that’s part of the experience. Everyone takes something different from viewing. That’s the beauty of the 9 film story. It’s an escape from the mundane everyday and people appreciate different aspects of it. As it was the final piece to the Skywalker saga there was a lot of pressure for it to tie up a lot of loose ends. Some of which it did, some of which I feel it intentionally didn’t. To para phrase Qui Gon Jinn “there’s always another Star Wars film”. If you have ever enjoyed a Star Wars film I would recommend seeing this film. It is a fun fast paced ride that I’m sure parts of it would appeal to everyone, just maybe not all of it. What did you think of the film? Leave a comment below and…

May the force be with you.

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