Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Movie Information

Xpress' second-grade critic offers a kid's perspective on the new Star Wars film.
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega
Rated: PG-13

Attention: There are some spoilers ahead about the beginning of the film.

If you are looking for a really cool movie, check out The Rise of Skywalker. This is a movie everyone should see.

If you thought that Emperor Palpatine was still dead, he actually came back alive! But he’s blind. He hides at Exegol, a dimension where he is building a Sith army. Kylo Ren learns of the emperor’s return and goes to Exegol to destroy him, but he ends up joining him. They have a powerful army to take over the universe. For example, there are Sith troopers, Knights of Ren and ships that can destroy planets.

Meanwhile, a spy gives information to General Leia and the Resistance that shows that Palpatine has returned. Rey has learned from the old Jedi books she took from Luke in the last movie that there is a Sith Wayfinder that can help them locate the emperor. This starts off a journey for Rey, Poe, Finn, Chewbacca, BB-8 and C-3PO.

Early in the movie on the planet Pasaana, Rey and her friends go to a party that happens once every 42 years, according to C-3PO. Kylo Ren and Rey still can communicate in their own unique way. This leads to Kylo Ren and the First Order being able to track Rey and her Resistance friends to different places during the movie. On Pasaana, Lando Calrissian first saves them by hiding them. Later, they try to escape on a ship (which seems familiar to Rey), but Chewie and Rey complicate things. Rey and Kylo Ren end up in a force battle that hints at the secret of Rey’s origin. When I found out about Rey, I didn’t really like that part. You can find out why when you watch it.

There were some parts that were scary, but most of them were at the end, so I can’t tell you about them. One of my favorite new characters is a droid named D-O because he is funny. Another favorite character is Babu Frick, a little alien that can repair droids. I also really like a lightsaber battle that happens on a famous wreck in the middle of an ocean.

I like this movie a lot. I think it is a little bit better than The Last Jedi. There are more events, action and places than the last movie.


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