The franchise of STAR WARS has enjoyed a large cult following as always. STAR WARS: The Phantom Men’s (1999), followed by STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002), STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005), STAR WARS, A NEW HOPE (1977), STAR WARS: The Empire Streaks With its new film, BACK (1980), STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983), STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS (2015) and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017), the franchise has raised expectations. The ninth and supposedly final chapter has arrived and it brings a lot of apathy. The story is set to begin in 1977, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker destined to consider mixed reactions. While the franchise enjoys great joy, we analyze whether this conclusion is for the 42-year saga. Most satisfactory or controversial.
Star Wars: The Rise of the Scavenger begins with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), now Supreme Leader of the First Order, looking for an ancient menace called the Sith Lord Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDermid). On the other hand, the leaders of the resistance Po Damran (Oscar Issac), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Junos Sutomo) and their droid friends C3-P0 (Anthony Daniels), and BB-8 are on a quest that quickly turns into one. Performs stunning action between the protagonist and the villain, while they come up with light speed skipping techniques from one planet to another. Meanwhile, JD Ray (Daisy Ridley) is still in a dilemma about her story, her parents as she has a dark vision that reflects her mysterious connection to Kilo Ren. The two Jedi continue to join each other in different ways as they prepare to fight Emperor Palpatine while resisting. Following the lessons of Princess Leia (Carrier Fisher) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the space heroes begin their final journey to win the biggest battle.
Star Wars: The Rise of SKYWALKER kicked off its game as the film boasts of a mind-blowing and truly shocking cinematography that leaves viewers wanting more. Visual effects are effortless which create magic on the screen. From the very beginning, the story left you as the galactic world of Star Wars begins with action packed scenes. Battles, duplicity, the speed of light jumps, everything feels comfortable. While the story is a bit slow with fewer words and more emotion in some parts, it picks up with some interesting and crazy cameos in the second half. The film has high stakes and focuses on Ray and Kyo Ren. Although, JJ Abrams does an amazing job directing this last film into the franchise, there is nothing home-written about Star Wars: The Rise of Schewalker. In fact, for the most part the film feels like a series of montages developed to fill certain check boxes that collide with the audience and fan base simultaneously.
Although the chemistry between Kylo Ren and Ray is worth watching, there is a huge drop in the predictability of the film’s story. More often than not, the viewer is able to foreshadow the ensuing scenes, and if even the sensible will be able to more or less guess what the climax of the film will be. Despite this, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has its high points, but sadly they are few and far between. For a quintessential Star Wars fan following the series, the film will be more than a walk down memory lane.
Coming to the performance, every actor in the film shines bright but this is under Daisy Ridley’s show. This time, she has matured while portraying Ray. Two examples stand out and both scenes are shared with Adam Driver. Adam Driver meets Kylo Ren with a powerful performance as Kylo Ren in the film because of the way he emotionally engages the audience in his story. Scenes from Ray and Kylo Ren are some of the film’s most engaging scenes, including some intricate lightbuster battles. The late Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) returns as the producers use the limited footage that was left of her as they pay tribute to the original Star Wars girl. Her scenes are sensitively projected. Oscar Issac with John Boyega’s Finn as well as resistance leader Poe Dameron and BB-8, C-3PO and Chewbecka bring banquet, humor and emotion to their scenes. Oscar and John’s bromance have hit hilarious moments as they continue to be heroes who wear hearts up their sleeves. Dominic Monaghan, the new member of the resistance, has hardly any time to establish his character. Ian McDermid as the Emperor Palpatine is astounded. Meanwhile, Kelly Marie Tran’s character Rose Tico gets hardly any screen time except for a few moments during the final battle. We get introduced to Kerry Russell as Zorri Bliss who is decent in her scenes. There are a few special atheists – the filled ones that make this end of the sage a memorable one.
JJ Abrams’ direction is crisp and tight as he delivers some of the biggest questions that were answered during Star Wars: The Forex Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). JJ Abrams captures the essence of this galactic world as he brings out every character, especially Ren and Ray. The John Williams background score is incredible. The story of JJ Abramus, Chris Terrio, Colin Terva, Derek Connolly runs. JJ Abrams and Chris Terrier are impressive.
Overall, Star Wars: The Rise of Skylar may not be for everyone, but it still gives a bit of an ending to the Saga which is a tribute to the legacy. Die-hard fans can enjoy some amazingly interactive moments.