The Ultimate Event Guide for the FrankfurtRhineMain Metropolitan Region
June 2024
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

USA 2019 - with Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega ...

The Frankfurt-Tipp rating:

Movie info

Original title:Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Genre:Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Direction:J.J. Abrams
Cinema release:19.12.2019
Production country:USA 2019
Running time:Approx. 141 min.
Rated:Age 12+

Now the time has come: After 42 years and nine films, the Skywalker saga of the Star Wars universe is actually coming to an end. And since fans should experience this finale as spoiler-free as possible, not much will be revealed about the content at this point - especially since the film already starts with the first big bang in the first 5 minutes. Only this much: The resistance is about to end when the First Order receives unexpectedly powerful support. The last hope would be a direct assault on a secret base. But to do so, Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her friends must set out to find an artifact that will point the way to this hidden location.

J. J. Abrams, who had already successfully directed Episode VII, has taken on a difficult challenge in several ways with Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker: For one, he has to reverse some of the decisions Rian Johnson made in The Last Jedi, to the displeasure of many fans, and reconcile disappointed fans. In addition, he had to integrate new scenes with the unfortunately much too early deceased Carrie Fisher from cut material Episode VII into this last film in such a way that on the one hand it makes sense in terms of content and on the other hand gives the most popular princess of the galaxy a dignified farewell. And last but not least, he had to tie up all the loose ends from the previous eight films into a coherent ending. Phew!

Without giving too much away, I can assure you as a huge Star Wars fan: J.J. nailed it! Sure, you will never be able to satisfy all fans. And if you look at the first reviews, they are extremely mixed. Yes, this movie is pure fan service. It's not perfect, but still, I think Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker has become an absolutely worthy ending to a great cinematic saga. Clearly, if you're looking for criticisms, you'll find them here. There are some inconsistencies (but those would be too much of a spoiler to mention here). There are a few moments that seem arguably chaotic. And in fact, Abrams perhaps applies the nostalgia brush a little too thickly here and there. But honestly, anyone who is seriously bothered by this probably approached the film from the outset with the attitude that no decent finale can come from Disney. And Abrams didn't deserve that. You can tell by the small details of his production that he himself loves the Star Wars universe and that he takes the audience seriously, who feel the same way. The fact that he plays on the whole fan keyboard at the end, one should not blame him now really.

But that will feel now truly everyone differently. For me, Abrams delivered fully, especially considering the difficult tasks he had to face. It was clear that he would never be able to satisfy everyone and that after the harsh criticism of The Last Jedi and the financial failure of Solo - A Star Wars Story it is almost a good thing not to leave a good hair on Star Wars. But I can only advise you not to get infected by it. Because then you'll miss the many little bows to over 40 years of Star Wars and to the people who made this saga so wonderful, so unique and so successful. You'll be missing out on a really entertaining movie that, while far from perfect, has so many good moments, answers so many unanswered questions, and offers so many great visuals that your fan heart will beat faster almost every minute.

No question, the Star Wars universe will be with us in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service for years to come. But the Skywalker saga has come to an end. Perfectly satisfying in my eyes with a wonderful goosebump ending. Not groundbreaking, nor incredibly original. But still really, really good! And that's why I give it the absolute best rating and a galactic: Absolutely worth seeing!

An article by Frankfurt-Tipp


  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Cinema trailer for the movie "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (USA 2019)"
Loading the player ...