SPOILER FREE Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker thoughts: I liked it. I get why the reviews are mixed. The pacing is ridiculously fast. Too much is crammed into it. It has nice Star Wars moments though that fans will love. They make some decisions with characters that I was fine with, but I could see how others may not. It's hard to wrap up 9 films in 1. Also hard trying to course correct some things from The Last Jedi, so it does not move as smooth as it could. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver do a great job as Rey and Kylo Ren. They were the heart and soul of this new trilogy, and they delivered in all 3 films.