Star Wars

Star Wars

The Rise of Skywalker

DVD - 2020
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No one's ever really gone. Rey's journey continues, and the Skywalker saga concludes.
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] :, LucasFilm,, [2020]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE STARWARS Rise 2019
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
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jclterrib Aug 13, 2020

I remember watching my first Stars Wars movie in 1977 at the local movie theater. I love how technology has improved through the years. Each has been an adventure I have enjoyed but do not misunderstand I am not a Star Wars purest. This followed the storyline as all the others and I was not di... Read More »

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JCLSallyK Jun 15, 2020

My husband literally fast forwarded half this movie and I didn't even notice. It just felt unfocused and I struggled to understand the movie.

List - Oscars 2020
JCLCaitlinT Jan 16, 2020

Nominated: Original Score; Sound Editing; Visual Effects

List - 2020 Oscar Nominees
JCLBetM Jan 21, 2020

3 Nominations: original score (John Williams) & sound editing (Matthew Wood, David Acord) & visual effects (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, Dominic Tuohy)


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Walter724
Nov 16, 2020

This movie was ok...but, why do I always feel I'm watching the same film over and over?

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jasmineofrashid
Oct 23, 2020

While this was more pleasant to watch than the comptemptuous, burning effigy that was The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker is no better in craft. Our three heroes take the screen together, finally, for the first time this trilogy. Well, it's too little, too late. Then, instead of establishing their relationships to one another (remember that Poe first met Rey at the end of The Last Jedi), the plot is dedicated to chasing down ridiculous artifacts with the hope of reaching the resurrected Emperor Palpatine. It's a fetch quest that would be better suited to a videogame like Skyrim, honestly. And the rest of the plot undoes every single thing established by The Last Jedi, rendering the movie a waste of viewers' time. Just pretend the oldies Luke and Snoke died in their sleep in between The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker, and it all works out. A few basic questions the movie does its best to ignore: how is Palpatine alive? Who are the weird hooded people on Exegol? Where did all the Star Destroyers come from? Why was Kylo Ren evil for so long? Was it just because Palpatine made Vader voices in his head? How does a Force phone call from Leia make him suddenly good? What is Rey's goal? What is a dyad? Why does the Force teleport things all of a sudden? What a disappointment. As a lifetime fan, never in my life have I felt less enthusiastic about Star Wars than in the past few years.

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waterbrother
Oct 05, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised..especially after reading and hearing all the negative comments I as a kinda thought it was a FUN movie and actually BETTER than the previous 2 outings...I do recommend it as a kinda getaway from all the crap thats going on around us right now...i
I will watch it again before i return it..

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SAPL454
Sep 30, 2020

One of the best Star Wars episodes yet. Hopefully, more will come!

For a franchise that started out with such promise over 40 years ago - but has struggled with the quality of the Prequel trilogy and the first 2 Sequel films - it's come down to this. But this last installment in the Skywalker saga is no saving grace. It's just another mess. And one of the least pleasing installments since the Prequel films.

Performances are either wooden or portrayed with broad strokes. The dialogue is juvenile. As with the Prequels and the two Sequel films there's just no humor, no fun. Everything is super serious (only the droids get to display any whimsy or light-heartedness). The plot expects too much suspension of basic premises set forth in previous films (and this is a fantasy, right?). It's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

To the hundreds of you (as of this writing) who are waiting in queue for this DVD I'd say: Just. Don't. You'd be better off with the two anthology A Star Wars Film spin-offs (Rogue One and Solo).

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SkyHook
Sep 19, 2020

Wow, not so great, but again facing huge expectations.

I suppose I should be glad they pinched off character arcs, not much left hanging, but still room to carry on should anyone continue the story. It was far too much like checking off a giant list instead of focusing on the moment.

The thing is, we've seen the force, the players, the galaxy, the history, so to add on top just became too monumental a task to keep things entertaining. Trying to win the scale-of-the-galaxy pissing contest was out of control, so I think the portrayal of one final for-all-the-marbles was too much to bite off. The story became decreasingly personal with too much to see and too much to do, and I found myself always trying to recall just where everyone was and what they were doing when, not as a mystery but as a roll call.

Several ridiculous moments of plot nonsense just added to the confusion, and seemed utterly unnecessary starting with a blank slate. Like my superhero criticisms, force battles of X gritting their teeth versus Y gritting their teeth were repeated and utterly boring. The force is much more believable when chucking furniture at each other, rather than limitless finger lightning or acting like you've got back pain.

The thing is, if you've been following Star Wars, you simply have to see this, so how to rate if it's always a thing in context and not absolute? I think fanbois would be disappointed, impulse watchers chatty, and action fans on the fence, overall not so great. I will admit a strange sense of feeling like it's really final, like death, and I should head into the West with the elves. This was sad as the Star Wars franchise has been such a huge part of my personal story, mile markers like standing in a line that went around the block at the mall for "A New Hope", ending with this final home DVD, telling me that life still goes on a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. I suspect Harry Potter fans got a taste of this, but he appeared so time compressed, aging in real time, that it's not totally comparable, books available and lacking the drawn-out tease.

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stevania_k
Aug 27, 2020

I am not a fan of Star Wars, don’t know the characters, I have never been interested in watching the movies. To my surprise this one is really good and funny too! The story was hard too understand at first so I had to watch it the second time. The plot was excellent as well as the visual effects, the flow, the pace, the characters, all were great! Great message behind the movie. What a sweet movie and sweet ending. Memorable movie.

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Toussaint907
Aug 22, 2020

Overdrawn and laborious.

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Yavin
Aug 16, 2020

It's okay. It wraps up the new trilogy for the most part and has some good moments. The effects are well done, though some places the color scheme is a bit deterrent, not to the extent of Solo though. It's a bit rushed and yet feels like it drags a bit at the same time. I don't know how I feel about it, I liked the first entries in the trilogy for the most part, but while enjoyable with good scenes, this felt like a bit of a mess.

jclterrib Aug 13, 2020

I remember watching my first Stars Wars movie in 1977 at the local movie theater. I love how technology has improved through the years. Each has been an adventure I have enjoyed but do not misunderstand I am not a Star Wars purest. This followed the storyline as all the others and I was not dissappointed.

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