Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Although this film is action-packed, entertaining and loaded with awesome effects, Star Wars fans may notice a lack of original charm. This closing to the new trilogy is nearly great.


After discovering the revival of Emperor Palpatine, the battle between the Resistance and the First Order is resurrected.

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Movie details

Director: J. J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Richard E. Grant
Writer: Chris Terrio, J. J. Abrams
Release Date (Australia): 19 December 2019
Runtime: 241 minutes/2h 21m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes including sequences that feature the use of supernatural powers and fantasy weapons.

Violence (M)

The film contains sequences that feature stabbings, shootings injuries inflicted with fantasy weapons.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains a single use of the word “ass”, in addition to infrequent uses of “hell” and “damn”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Rise of Skywalker sets end to the franchise with the best action and special effects there’s been during this trilogy, in addition to a story that’s quite entertaining and is actually interesting. However, it definitely lacks the greatness of the original trilogy, meaning the true Star Wars fans are probably gonna drop a bomb of hate on it.

From the title card, theme song and the bright yellow words rolling up the screen, The Rise of Skywalker is quickly engaging, but unfortunately picks up on a slow start. It continues to exclude what the fans love about Star Wars, but is still a pretty entertaining action-journey. The action scenes are fun enough to snatch you back and it actually moves very welly, despite a large amount of flat moments.

The new trilogy’s cast return and are just as great as they were in The Last Jedi, in which they’re performances over there were able to beat the most previous actions in The Force Awakens. The Last Jedi was probably the best of this trilogy; this one minuses one single point of pure action excitement from Episode VIII, but thankfully isn’t as much of a drag as Episode VII. What’s all the hate about? There’s amazing special effects, fascinating tale and it’s a great way to close the Star Wars franchise. The film thankfully doesn’t fail at knowing when to end.

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