Director- JJ Abrams
Cast- Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o
A nostalgia of watching Star Wars films is something different. Especially to the adult fans who have witnessed all the films on big screen. A legendary franchise started 42 years ago is still having popularity among audience whether it is adults or even youths, is something really amazing thing to have in this busy world. The rise of Skywalker coming with high expectations and carrying baggage of answering all the questions of previous films has given a fulfill and pleasing end to the Skywalker Saga which cannot be missed by die hard Star Wars Fans.
A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end. Rey and Kylo get all answers from thier past and how do they battle sith with thier known and unknown powers along with the force is all about the synopsis of The Rise Of the Skywalker. At the end you get to know all the answers but it seems quite predictable from the critics consensus.
Daisy Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo puts up fine performances whereas Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams show enough power in their acting houses. Small parts of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hammil and Harrison Ford surely gets applause just by thier screen presence and makes nostalgia alive again.
Director JJ Abrams has fixed up all the things which all Star Wars fans wanted and definitely goes positively throughout his narrative. Coming to the visuals then all the action, space sequences and explosion scenes have accuracy in Execution. A Star Wars Films just can’t go wrong with the visual effects and that’s a big win for Lucas Films. Try to catch this spectacle in IMAX 3D to live those moments for a while. Around 140 minutes screenplay has some predictable portions but pacy second half is worth watching. First half takes time unnecessarily and that hurts the most in the overall impact. Cinematography is good and Background Score is engaging.
Cinespeaks Verdict- In a nutshell, Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker offers a good watchable product for this Christmas Weekend. Some adult fans might go unhappy, some might love it for the climax but it doesn’t get that bad to avoid it. It deserves your time for sure but what you are expecting could be a totally different thing. It doesn’t end as you wanted or may be it has that fulfill end you wanted, it is just too difficult to predict. Avoiding the spoilers, Star Wars Fans can make a way to theatres and enjoy this Saga.
By :- Sameer Ahire.