Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’

So this is it, everybody. This is how “Star Wars” ends. At least, it is how “Star Wars” was supposed to end at one time. George Lucas conceived of the space saga as a nine-part series, with the “original” trilogy – Episodes IV-VI – coming out in the 70s and 80s, the prequel trilogy – Episodes I-III – coming out in the 90s and 2000s and the final trilogy – Episodes VII-IX – coming out in the 2010s. Since then, of course, the “Star Wars” world has expanded beyond the films, with books, TV shows, toys, theme park attractions and other films. With the universe growing at every opportunity, it’s hard to see “The Rise of Skywalker” as the culmination of the 40-plus year journey that it’s supposed to be, which is just fine, because if it really is the end of
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