Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker


J. J. Abrams
Bad Robot
Production Company
Production Company

To paraphrase Marx, "all film history repeats, first as tragedy, and then as farce." The same tired plot, the same bland characters, all forced to push nostalgia buttons so Abrams doesn't have to expend any effort in making something original. But that's what hacks do. What should have been a triumphant culmination of nearly a half-century of sci-fi history instead becomes the sloppy wet fart at the end of a huge meal. Go watch the original three and Rogue One, and forget the others exist.

Hopefully now that this is out of the way, some filmmakers with actual vision will create their own ideas of the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is a good start.

All current images from trailers.

~Dave W.

It was slightly better than alright. but, whatever you do, don't think about the plot too much.

I would have liked a plot twist where the Stormtroopers unionized, secured minimum wage, better training and equipment (like armour that works), but you can't have everything.

~The Sloth

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20th December 2019

141 mins

Carrie Fisher
Leia Organa
Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker
Adam Driver
Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley
John Boyega
Oscar Isaac
Poe Dameron
Anthony Daniels
Naomi Ackie
Domhnall Gleeson
General Hux
Richard E. Grant
General Pryde
Lupita Nyong'o
Maz Kanata
Keri Russell
Zorii Bliss
Joonas Suotamo
Kelly Marie Tran
Rose Tico
Ian McDiarmid
Emperor Palpatine
Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian
Greg Grunberg
Snap Wexley
Shirley Henderson
Babu Frik
Billie Lourd
Lieutenant Connix
Dominic Monaghan
Hassan Taj
R2-D2 Performed By
Lee Towersey
R2-D2 Performed By
Brian Herring
Dave Chapman
Robin Guiver
D-O Performed By
Lynn Robertson Bruce
D-O Performed By / Sith Alchemist
J. J. Abrams
D-O (voice)
Claire Roi Harvey
Maz Kanata Performed By
Richard Coombs
Maz Kanata Performed By
Matt Denton
Maz Kanata Performed By
Nick Kellington
Mandeep Dhillon
Lieutenant Garam
Alison Rose
Lieutenant Draper
Amanda Lawrence
Commander D'Acy
Tanya Moodie
General Parnadee
Simon Paisley Day
General Quinn
Geff Francis
Admiral Griss
Amanda Hale
Officer Kandia
Amir El-Masry
Commander Trach
Aidan Cook
Patrick Williams
Boolie (voice)
Martin Wilde
Knight of Ren
Anton Simpson-Tidy
Knight of Ren
Lukaz Leong
Knight of Ren
Tom Rodgers
Knight of Ren
Joe Kennard
Knight of Ren
Ashley Beck
Knight of Ren
Bryony Miller
First Order Officer
Cyril Nri
First Order Officer
Angela Christian
First Order Officer
Indra Ové
First Order Officer
Richard Bremmer
First Order Officer
Andrew Havill
First Order Officer
Nasser Memarzia
First Order Officer
Patrick Kennedy
First Order Officer
Aaron Neil
Resistance Officer
Joe Hewetson
Resistance Officer
Raghad Chaar
Resistance Officer
Mimi Ndiweni
Resistance Officer
Tom Wilton
Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Chris Terrio
Colonel Aftab Ackbar (voice)
Kiran Shah
Nambi Ghima
Debra Wilson
Nambi Ghima (voice)
Josef Altin
Pilot Vanik
Vinette Robinson
Pilot Tyce
Mike Quinn
Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich
Nien Nunb (voice)
Ann Firbank
Tatooine Elder (as Annie Firbank)
Diana Kent
General Engell
Warwick Davis
Wicket W. Warrick
Harrison Davis
Pommet Warwick
Elliot Hawkes
Spice Runner
John Williams
Oma Tres
Philicia Saunders
Tabala Zo
Nigel Godrich
Dhani Harrison
J.D. Dillard
Dave Hearn
Rochenda Sandall
Sith Fleet Officer
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Sith Fleet Officer
Andreea Diac
Lander Pilot
Liam Cook
Ochi of Bestoon
Denis Lawson
Wedge Antilles
Carolyn Hennesy
Demine Lithe
Paul Kasey
Cai Threnalli
Matthew Wood
Cai Threnalli (voice)
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader
Andy Serkis
Josefine Irrera Jackson
Young Rey
Cailey Fleming
Young Rey
Jodie Comer
Rey's Mother
Billy Howle
Rey's Father
Hayden Christensen
Anakin Skywalker (voice)
Olivia d'Abo
Luminara Unduli (voice)
Ashley Eckstein
Ahsoka Tano (voice)
Jennifer Hale
Aayla Secura (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson
Mace Windu (voice)
Ewan McGregor
Obi Wan Kenobi (voice)
Alec Guinness
Obi Wan Kenobi (voice) (archive sound)
Frank Oz
Yoda (voice)
Angelique Perrin
Adi Gallia (voice)
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Kannan Jarus (voice)
Liam Neeson
Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)
Jimmy Vee

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