Before seeing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, my son proceeded to recap the events of the first two films that make up the Star Wars sequel trilogy. We talked about Rey and her identity, hypothesized as to whether or not we thought Snoke would return, and debated Kylo Ren’s dark side. All of these questions from the first two films in the trilogy and more were answered in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is now available on digital, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker continues the story of Rey, Finn, and Poe as they lead the Resistance against the First Order. Palpatine, who you may remember died in Return of the Jedi, is back and my son had many a question about this. Revealed as the First Order’s controlling force, Palpatine wants Kylo Ren to take command…but he will have to kill Rey first. This sets the stage for the film as “good” vs. “evil” are fought across the galaxy.
As the last film in the series, many questions have been answered, including the truth about who Rey is and what her connection is to Kylo Ren, both of which were surprisingly unexpected. Plot twists, nostalgia, and epic battle scenes (including one on the remains of the second Death Star), are certain to appease the most ardent Star Wars fans. And the return of so many characters from long ago, along with an climactic, yet predictable ending, wraps the trilogy up nicely, even if we are still left with unanswered questions.
The Rise of Skywalker is satisfyingly conclusive and visually spectacular.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD – Bonus Features
Take home Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ,and you’ll enjoy a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as the new little droid named D-O. Hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Own the film on digital and you’ll receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features
- 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!
- 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.
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