Star Wars Rise of Skywalker
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|Contributor||Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, J.J. Abrams|
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. BONUS FEATURES all in 1.78:1 Aspect ratio The Skywalker Legacy Pasaana Pursuit: Creating The Speeder Chase Aliens In The Desert D-O: Key To The Past Warwick & Son Cast Of Creatures
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 17 x 13.5 x 1.2 cm; 100 Grams
- Item Model Number : B0825D11ZP
- Director : J.J. Abrams
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Release date : 20 April 2020
- Actors : Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher
- Subtitles: : English, Dutch, French
- Studio : Walt Disney Studios HE
- ASIN : B0825D11ZP
- Number of discs : 1
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There have been some really bad actor choices for some of the parts including the General who is so unconvincing that he almost grates on the screen. Then there is the actor who plays, or tries to play, Kylo Ren, or whatever his silly name is. This actor has the personality of a fish and the presence of a leaking toilet, totally unbelievable. I have seen the same actor in a couple of other films and he was the same blob of personality-deficient inept acting, totally boring and not at all attractive.
I hope the don't bring out any more of this crap otherwise I might just have a bonfire.
There was no Mrs Palpatine. There were clones. After it is confirmed that Palpatine is still alive Dominic Monaghan’s character has a line that goes “Dark science. Cloning”. Which explains succinctly how that could be. Palpatine told Anakin in Revenge of the Sith that his master had perfected the art of preventing death and that it can’t be learnt from the Jedi. This is how he seduced Anakin to the dark side. Palpatine mentions in Revenge of the Sith and Rise of Skywalker that there are unnatural things that the dark side can do. So presumably the life force is used by the Sith and not the Jedi and the reason Rey and Kylo Ren can use it is because they are both connected to the Sith via Snoke and Palpatine.
The force is used by Dooku and Yoda in their fight in Attack of the Clones, Palpatine against Mace Windu in Revenge of the Sith and the Emperor against Luke in Return of the Jedi.
When Finn sees Chewbacca being captured there are clearly two ships. What you don’t see if which one takes off first. Slight of hand to ramp up the action. I didn’t think Hux was a convincing spy at first watching. By the third I saw Poe or Finn ask him why he was doing it. He couldn’t care less about the rebellion, he did it because he didn’t want Kylo Ren to win.
I found an excellent web site called Fandom.com (Wookieepedia) which has the Star Wars timeline. It says that Palpatine was able to transfer his spirit to a clone which is how he reappears in Rise of Skywalker. He also tells Kylo Ren that one of his clones became his ‘son’ and he is the father of Rey - so in effect Palpatine is her ‘grandfather’. You just don’t hear that explanation in the film. This is why Rey’s parents were hunted down and killed by Ochi, who’s ship Rey and co find on Pasaana.
I did wonder about the feasibility of this from a genealogical point of view. Palpatine was born 80 BBY (Before the Battle of Yarvin - when the Death Star was destroyed in New Hope) and Rey is born in 15 ABY (After Battle of Yarvin) which is 99 years apart so it is possible. Just.
There are so many loose ends to tie up it is little wonder the film is jam packed with everything, ups and downs, action and lulls. The journeys to here and there to find things made sense. If these things had just appeared it would be too easy. I liked the bringing back of old characters like Lando and Wedge (in the final battle). Maz with Leia. The scenes between Han and Ben and Luke and Rey are poignant as are all the scenes with Leia. The flash back of Luke and Leia training - so that’s how Leia has a light sabre and knows how to train Rey. Having re-watched all the films in chronological order the clues are there but pass by without you realising they were clues, they were just imbedded in the films. The film ends back at Lars moisture farm where we first met Luke which heavily suggests there will be no reboots. There would be no point. Everything has been said and done and defeated.
The Star Wars universe is rich and varied as are the films. Go back and re-watch the entire storyline from start to this finish and things make sense. Scfi isn’t supposed to make sense, it is supposed to be unbelievable and out of this world because it is. This isn’t life as we know it. Its life out there, somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.
I assume Disney were so determined to associate their brand with the most famous franchise of all time that they issued an order to raid the first three movies for the most iconic moments which they then moulded into this mess. Added to the pilfering, they also pack the film with faces from those first three films to such an extent that it actually reinforces that feeling of "nothing new to see here" in the viewer.
As I said at the start of this review, if the movie had not been a Star Wars story it probably would have been OK as way to pass two hours or so, but it should have been much more than another throw away movie!
Having bought the previous two films on blu-ray I decided to get this one rather than sit in the cinema, good excuse to try out the new TV as well! I decided to pre-order this even though a little bit inside of me was preparing to be disappointed. Amazon had a delivery date of 5 days after release, however it was delivered on time.
I'm not going to put any spoilers in this review, not my style, however I will say that the film is fun and enjoyable to watch, and I'd easily watch it again as there are some great characters in it. It ties things up but at the same time leaves a few questions unanswered, I'm sure you'll find more.
I'm not a Star Wars purist, I saw the original film in the cinema in 1977 and I still think the original 3 are the best that have ever been made, however I'm not one for tearing plot lines apart I'd rather just enjoy them for what they are.
As for the blu-ray, well the picture and audio quality is absolutely superb - I haven't watched the bonus disc yet so can't comment on that.
I'd thoroughly recommend buying it, your only decision now is The Resistance of First Order sleeve?
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In short, if you don't care about plot holes but like Star Wars flavoured action, then this film is for you.
It's a fitting end to the trilogy as its more of the same as the last two movies, both in its successes and its flaws.
If you liked those, then you should enjoy this. If you expected something better, you'll be disappointed, but at this stage, you might as well ignore the many, many faults, just roll with it and enjoy the spectacle. On that, at least, it doesn't fail to deliver.
This is no end to the saga; that was Return of the Jedi (if you don't accept that then the triumph at the end of that was just a temporary blip in lives ended up pretty bleak for our heroes). This is flawed but passable fan fiction, so just try and enjoy it as that.