Nine films and 42 years in the making, the Skywalker saga reaches its purported culmination with "Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker." This is an exceedingly satisfying finale, as grandiose, intimate and sometimes genuinely surprising as many of the series' most memorable moments. Writer-director J.J. Abrams (2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens"), returning after sitting out 2017's decidedly divisive, Rian Johnson-helmed "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi," and co-writer Chris Terrio (2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice") live up to the daunting task of finding just the right emotionally true conclusion for all of these characters and their decades-long fight to bring peace and order to the galaxy.
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