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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, arrives on Digital March 17 and Blu-ray March 31. The in-home release comes with over two hours of bonus material, including a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life!

We have been extremely excited to add this to our Star Wars collection! We may have a few Jedi in our family ;). As a child I grew up watching these movies with my family and now I get to share the same experiences with my son. Since we live in New York, Social distancing has become the norm here. We are on day 8!! Watching this movie was a great way to combat the rainy weather and fall back in love with the Series.

**This is a Collaboration with Disney. I received a copy of the movie to help facilitate my review. I was in no way required to express a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Bonus features include*:

  • The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
  • Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
  • D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
  • Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
  • Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!

Digital Exclusive:

  • The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

In celebration of the release, The Art of Fatherhood has created a step-by-step guide to creating your own X-Wing, the perfect activity to do with your kids while practicing social distancing!

Our thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

It is a long movie but packed FULL of action! I would suggest brushing up on previous movies to get a real handle on characters discussed in this film. I found myself questioning who was mentioned but luckily my son remembers ALL characters so help really helped me with that.

I would say it has strong fighting scenes, subtle love hints and overall was a produced well. The special effects were rather fun to see as the years develop in technologies. I would recommend this movie if you love the series like we do!

What is your favorite Star Wars movie thus far??

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  1. melissa chapman
    March 27, 2020 / 6:21 pm

    I was never a big Star wars fan but this movie does look great. We will have to get a copy to have for a movie night

  2. AiringMyLaundry
    March 27, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    We loved this movie! We saw it in the theater. It made me tear up a few times.

  3. Beth
    March 28, 2020 / 12:07 am

    My husband and I saw this movie and we enjoyed it. I hope your family stays healthy!

  4. Jamie H
    March 28, 2020 / 1:11 am

    My kids have been counting down the days until we can buy this. They are such huge Star Wars fans!

  5. Theresa Mahoney
    March 28, 2020 / 2:49 am

    I haven't seen this one yet, but my best friend loved it. I will have to have a copy shipped to her. She's been feeling unwell, but this will surely pick up her spirits while she recovers!

  6. Gust si Aroma
    March 28, 2020 / 11:10 am

    You just gave me a great idea! We should rewatch all the Star Wars movies. We'll have a lot of fun!

  7. cait
    March 28, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    i haven't seen this one yet so ill have to check it out !

  8. Unknown
    March 28, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    We saw the last Star Wars movie and enjoyed it. Also, that basket would be a great gift to give to a Star Wars fan, for sure. -LYNNDEE

  9. Jenn @ EngineerMOmmy
    March 28, 2020 / 7:22 pm

    We haven't seen this yet but it sounds absolutely fun to watch! I know a few Star Wars fans that would LOVE to check this out!

  10. Kita Bryant
    March 28, 2020 / 9:11 pm

    I loved the new movies that have been coming out. My kids would love to rewatch them too.

  11. NPC
    March 29, 2020 / 12:43 am

    Oooh, I can't wait to see this one. I haven't watched it yet, so I'm putting it on my list.

  12. Marysa
    March 29, 2020 / 3:26 am

    I haven't seen this yet, but I enjoyed reading about it. We certainly have enough time to watch it now!

  13. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers
    March 29, 2020 / 6:43 am

    I’m not a huge Star Wars fan. However, my little one would probably enjoy getting these goodies in his Easter basket including the movie.

  14. Ruth I
    March 29, 2020 / 6:43 am

    I haven't watched this movie yet but I've heard it's good. Now I need my own copy!

  15. Rika
    March 30, 2020 / 1:23 am

    My husband and I kids love star wars! I am sure that they want to own the copy!

  16. Caitlin + Dani
    April 1, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    Love the Easter basket! It's perfect!