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Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

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The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

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J.J. Abrams

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Fisher ... Leia Organa (archive footage)
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Naomi Ackie ... Jannah
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Richard E. Grant ... General Pryde
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Keri Russell ... Zorii Bliss
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca
Kelly Marie Tran ... Rose Tico
Ian McDiarmid ... Emperor Palpatine
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Storyline

While the First Order continues to ravage the galaxy, Rey finalizes her training as a Jedi. But danger suddenly rises from the ashes as the evil Emperor Palpatine mysteriously returns from the dead. While working with Finn and Poe Dameron to fulfill a new mission, Rey will not only face Kylo Ren once more, but she will also finally discover the truth about her parents as well as a deadly secret that could determine her future and the fate of the ultimate final showdown that is to come. Written by Blazer346

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Episode IX See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$177,383,864, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:

$495,189,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,031,140,445
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Emperor's throne seen in this movie was based on conceptual sketches Ralph McQuarrie made for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Emperor Palpatine: At last. Snoke trained you well.
Kylo Ren: I killed Snoke. I'll kill you.
Emperor Palpatine: My boy, I made Snoke. I have been every voice...
Snoke: ..you have ever heard..
Darth Vader: ...inside your head.
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Divivded the fans, this movie has.
1 January 2020 | by jebyvysonSee all my reviews

Every since Star Wars was released back in 1977, it was, in a way, meant for kids. Due to its giant success, it was more for everyone than just the kids. Its simple but effective storytelling and its universe created more stories and world-building which gain a much bigger fanbase. Now, we are here with the ending of a continuing saga from 40 years with The Rise of Skywalker.

Some people think Star Wars is just starships and space battles when there's more to that, even the fans from the beginning knows this. You can like the movies as it is: lightsaber fights, comedic relief, visuals, and explosions. What some people don't care about is the fanbase that cares about Star Wars more than they do and how it hurts them. Sure, they are harsh at some points but that's because they care about this universe that made them who they are. The more successful a popular thing is, the larger people will stick with it. The large amount people there are, the more defenses they'll become.

The Rise of Skywalker (or this sequel trilogy as a whole) has been quite a mess with it's story and characters. Hate what you will about Episode VII, but I liked the route the were taking with the new characters and Episode VIII and IX butchered it. For people saying it has a good story, go back and watched the other movies in released order and watched the Clone Wars TV show (or research the lore of Star Wars but that'll probably won't be worth your time since it's quite long) then, looked at the Disney Star Wars films. Say what you will about the prequels, at least they have a good story...just terribly executed. The sequel trilogy has good execution but poor storytelling.

This movie will be talked about for years from a growing fanbase to a divided one.


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