We Saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker-The Saga Is Over…..Or Is It?
The secret is out-earlier this week we were treated to a special screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and here’s everything we can tell you-which of course is absolutely, positively nothing that will spoil it for you because in this the final chapter of the iconic series, it MUST, I repeat, IT MUST BE EXPERIENCED TOTALLY, COMPLETELY, SPOILER, FREE-NO EXCEPTIONS (that means do not even listen to the magnificent score because yep, it has spoilers-who knew.
In case you’ve been living on Endor or in a galaxy far, far away, or perhaps with the holiday rush you somehow missed it, the countdown for you is almost over and the wait was worth it. It is completely and totally everything that you hoped it to be and so much more.
I can tell you, do not get any food or drink or anything else that will cause you to get up out of your seat because for the entire 2 hours and 22 minutes of the movie, you will not be moving. And my one and only spoiler, there is NO good point in the movie that will work for you to get up and run to use the restroom – there just isn’t so plan accordingly. You will laugh. You will cheer. You will gasp. You will be shocked. You will be surprised. You will be hanging onto the edge of your seats for this wild roller coaster, E-Ticket ride of a movie and yes, you are going to need tissues-lots and lots and lots of tissues and then some. It is a perfect blend of old vs new, completely intertwining the episodes of the past and melding almost in a way a spider spins its web into the conclusion of the greatest story ever told-or is it? It is the ultimate chess match between the Jedi and the Sith each one move and one step ahead of the other right up until the shocking conclusion.
For those that have sat and analyzed every poster and picture, scoured the internet for clues, joined with the thousands of others trying to figure out what will happen I can tell you stop-just stop because just like a chess master, you’ve been played and you know nothing and when you see the movie, you’ll be so glad that you didn’t. It’s just that good.
It’s a buddy picture in ways never expected. It’s about the love of family, it’s Romeo and Juliet, the age-old struggle to find that balance within yourself and most importantly, it continues the fight of good vs. evil, light vs dark and makes you question just where the lines are drawn as to what divides and has you rethinking everything you thought you knew. It sends your mind spinning as you come out with many more questions than you went in with. It’s the kind of movie that you need to see at least twice, and possibly a third just to process everything and let it all sink in. The action starts from the moment the crawl ends at the beginning and does not let up until the very, very end. It is poignant and beautiful in its incorporation of our beloved Princess Leia in a way that will fill you with joy and yes, shed a tear or two.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters everywhere on Thursday
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans) with maybe a surprise or two or three or four along the way.
One of the most important character that no one ever talks about when they talk about the Star Wars movies is the music and in my mind, that is the most important character of all. Where would the Star Wars sagas be if not propelled by John Williams’ iconic score that could and does tell the story all on its own? Admit it-from the moment you hear the very first note and the first strands of probably the most recognizable soundtrack in the universe, you’re already cheering.
This week as the countdown continues, Disney released a new batch of character posters for the final installment in the Skywalker Saga featuring Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C3PO, BB-8, D-O, Lando Calrissian, Zorii Bliss, Rose Tico, and Janna to hold you over until Thursday night when the lucky first ticket holders will finally take their seats to take this epic last ride into hyperspace.
So just how do you write a review of a film that you can’t say anything about? By leaving you with these quotes from the movie to ponder and think about as they will stay with you long after the final credits roll.
It’s an instinct. A feeling. The force brought us together.
We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them. Today we make the last stand for Leia, for the galaxy, and for everyone we’ve lost.
We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight….Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny. We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone.
People keep telling me they know me. No one does.
But I do.I know who you are. I know the rest of your story.
What are you doing there, 3PO?
Taking one last look, sir, at my friends.
Your journey nears its end. I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head… She is not who you think she is.
Never underestimate a droid.
Do yourself a favor, walk away from the computer, turn off all social media, turn off the television and get ready to hold on tight. Get ready for the leap to hyperspace.
No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars:
The Rise of Skywalker opens everywhere this week.