Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker is the last movie in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final instalment of the Skywalker Saga. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams and was released in theatres on December 20, 2019. The movie features a cast of familiar characters, including Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron, as well as some new faces.
|Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
|December 20, 2019
|J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio
|Lucasfilm Ltd., Bad Robot Productions
|$1.074 billion worldwide
|Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid
The movie takes place one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. The First Order, led by Kylo Ren, has gained control of the galaxy and is hunting down the remnants of the Resistance. Meanwhile, Rey continues her Jedi training under General Leia Organa and seeks to uncover the truth about her past.
Rey, Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca embark on a mission to recover a Sith wayfinder that will lead them to the hidden planet of Exegol, where the resurrected Emperor Palpatine is hiding. Kylo Ren also seeks the wayfinder in order to destroy Palpatine and become the new ruler of the galaxy.
The Resistance launches a final assault on the First Order and its massive fleet of Star Destroyers, with the help of Lando Calrissian and a fleet of allies from across the galaxy. Meanwhile, Rey confronts Palpatine, who reveals that she is his granddaughter and offers her a chance to rule the galaxy at his side.
The movie features a cast of familiar Star Wars actors, including:
- Daisy Ridley as Rey
- John Boyega as Finn
- Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
- Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
- Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa (through the use of unused footage from previous films)
- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (through the use of a Force ghost)
- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
- Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
- Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine
The movie received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. Some praised the film’s action sequences and emotional moments, while others criticised the plot and the handling of certain characters. The movie was also a box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
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