Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Went to see Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker tonight with my father. Overall I have to say that I enjoyed it. It was much better than the proceedingmovie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this latest installment we were exposed to a number of spectacular new settings. In particular the setting of the destoyed Death Star on Endor was awe inspiring. For me it brought a whole new perspective to the scale of the Death Star. To top it off the dual we get between Rey and Kylo Ren is easily the best fight scene in the sequal trilogy.

Dispite my feelings that this film was eaily ten times better than the previous one it was not without flaws. To start there are number of scenes that just stood out as being cheesy or just didn’t land with me. For example, we see Rey doing some training and while she has clearly continued to develop her use of the Force, when Poe says “you are the best fighter we’ve got” it just doesn’t feel earned to me.

Probably my largest complaint about the movie comes soon after my previously mentioned favorite scene. After being reminded of how powerful and ominous the Death Star was we are suddenly told that now each of a new fleet of Star Destroyers is equiped with a cannon powerful enough to destroy a planet. For me it just wasn’t really neccessary at all and it really took away from the Death Star scene.

In summary it was a very entertaining movie and easily my favorite of all the non-original trilogy movies.