Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX ‚Äď The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga.” It was produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams’ production company Bad Robot Productions and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film’s ensemble cast includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams.

Following a threat of revenge by the revived¬†Emperor Palpatine,¬†Kylo Ren¬†obtains a¬†Sith¬†wayfinder, leading him to the uncharted planet¬†Exegol. There, he finds Palpatine, who reveals that he created¬†Snoke¬†as a¬†puppet¬†to control the¬†First Order¬†and lure Kylo to the dark side. Palpatine unveils the Final Order‚ÄĒa secret armada of¬†Star Destroyers‚ÄĒand tells Kylo to find and kill¬†Rey, who is continuing her¬†Jedi¬†training under¬†Resistance¬†leader¬†Leia Organa.¬†Finn¬†and¬†Poe Dameron¬†deliver intelligence from a spy that Palpatine is on Exegol; Rey has learned from¬†Luke Skywalker’s notes that a Sith wayfinder can lead them there. Rey, Finn, Poe,¬†Chewbacca,¬†BB-8, and¬†C-3PO¬†depart in the¬†Millennium Falcon¬†to¬†Pasaana, where a clue to a wayfinder is hidden. Kylo initiates a¬†Force¬†bond with Rey to discover her location; he travels to Pasaana with his warrior subordinates, the Knights of Ren. With the help of¬†Lando Calrissian, Rey and her friends find the clue‚ÄĒa dagger inscribed with Sith text, which¬†C-3PO’s¬†programming forbids him from interpreting‚ÄĒand the remains of a Jedi hunter named¬†Ochi¬†and his ship.

Sensing that Kylo is nearby, Rey goes to confront him. The First Order captures the¬†Falcon, Chewbacca, and the dagger; attempting to save Chewbacca, Rey accidentally destroys a First Order transport with¬†Force lightning. Believing Chewbacca to be dead, the group escapes on Ochi’s ship. The group travels to¬†Kijimi, where a droidsmith extracts the Sith text from¬†C-3PO’s¬†memory, revealing coordinates to a wayfinder. Rey senses Chewbacca is alive, and the group mounts a rescue mission to Kylo’s Star Destroyer. Rey recovers the dagger and has visions of Ochi killing her parents with it. Kylo informs her that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter; the Sith Lord had ordered Ochi to recover Rey as a child, but her parents hid her on¬†Jakku¬†to protect her.¬†General Hux¬†saves Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca from execution, revealing himself as the spy. He permits the group to escape on the¬†Falcon, but is discovered and killed by¬†Allegiant General Pryde. The group flies the¬†Falcon¬†to the wayfinder’s coordinates on¬†a moon¬†in the¬†Endor¬†system.

Sensing that Kylo is nearby, Rey goes to confront him. The First Order captures the¬†Falcon, Chewbacca, and the dagger; attempting to save Chewbacca, Rey accidentally destroys a First Order transport with¬†Force lightning. Believing Chewbacca to be dead, the group escapes on Ochi’s ship. The group travels to¬†Kijimi, where a droidsmith extracts the Sith text from¬†C-3PO’s¬†memory, revealing coordinates to a wayfinder. Rey senses Chewbacca is alive, and the group mounts a rescue mission to Kylo’s Star Destroyer. Rey recovers the dagger and has visions of Ochi killing her parents with it. Kylo informs her that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter; the Sith Lord had ordered Ochi to recover Rey as a child, but her parents hid her on¬†Jakku¬†to protect her.¬†General Hux¬†saves Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca from execution, revealing himself as the spy. He permits the group to escape on the¬†Falcon, but is discovered and killed by¬†Allegiant General Pryde. The group flies the¬†Falcon¬†to the wayfinder’s coordinates on¬†a moon¬†in the¬†Endor¬†system.

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