Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
We had the exciting adventure of joining the cast for the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Have a look at what it feels like to be on such a monumental red carpet.
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. The opening scrawl will leave you on the edge of your seat. JJ Abrams pays excellent easter egg service to long time Star Wars fans. While many may be moaning for more episodes, this felt like the perfect closure to the Star Wars saga of the Skywalker family. It will bring you laughter, joy and tears. Carrie Fisher was beautifully woven into the story with footage from previous episodes, and alot of fan questions are answered. We couldn’t get enough of the lightsaber fights, we meet Rey’s darker half, and finally have all our questions answered. While some fans might be bereft at Rose’s less than inclusive role, with such a large saga we felt JJ’s decision to focus more on the original three was a strong choice. After two films of not being able to see Poe and Rey’s dynamic while together it was nice to go on a journey with them. Finishing what began in The Force Awakens, The Rise of Skywalker is a Star Wars film you will want to see again and again. You’ll meet new friends and say goodby to old ones in the best way possible. Perhaps our biggest let down was not having a final goodbye with the actors who played Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi Wan, and Qi Gon. We would’ve loved a fan service montage, but alas, the movie is otherwise a perfect finish to a franchise with encompasses 11 films. It is never easy to finish a journey, but our heroes have had their cinematic justice.