Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler Free Review)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler Free Review)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last movie in the newest trilogy of the Skywalker saga. It has a lot to live up to and hopes, if not expectations, are high. Who is Rey? Is Kylo Ren truly going to follow in his grandfather’s terrible footsteps? And what will be the fate of the galaxy?Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler Free Review)

It is no secret that Episodes 1-3 and 7-8 of the Star Wars series have taken a lot of heat from critics and fans alike. I believe that criticism sunk Solo, a film I really enjoyed and thought was well done. While I am not a big fan of Episodes 1-3, I have enjoyed the most recent trilogy. I love the conflict and connection Kylo Ren and Rey share. And I have been debating Rey’s lineage and future with other Star Wars fans for some time. Just who is this girl? Why was she abandoned and by whom? Is she related to Kylo Ren? Who are her parents? If you have been asking the same questions, good news…all will be revealed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler Free Review)
Since this is a spoiler-free review, I cannot share much of the story with you. I can tell you some of the good and bad so you can decide if you want to spend the time and money seeing this movie, and whether the movie is appropriate for children.

First, since this movie is the end, it is only appropriate that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reunites fans with some familiar faces (some good, some bad). Yes, the nostalgia runs deep in this movie, but we get to meet a few new characters as well. The movie also does a fantastic job of developing the connection between Kylo Ren and Rey. We see that connection grow and come to a head. Despite this conflict, like the other Star Wars films, the movie is pretty family-friendly as there is little to no profanity or sexual content.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler Free Review)While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is family-friendly, there are some difficult scenes. More than one major character dies and there is lot of fighting. In fact, a significant chunk of the beginning of the movie contains fighting. That is not unexpected in a Star Wars movie, and if your kids have seen any of the others, they should be fine with this movie. Also, if LGBT scenes are of concern to your family, there is one female to female kiss near the end of the movie. It takes place among many other kisses and hugs that are occurring and is not any more noticeable than the other embraces.

Overall I was satisfied with the movie’s ending. There is one thing I wish I could change, but we cannot go into that here since this is a spoiler-free review. So go see the movie and maybe we’ll chat about it later. May the Force be with you.

Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action.

Scene after credits: No.

I attended a media screening of this movie to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

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