[Review] Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Join John (Doc Rotten) Slattery, Chris Slattery, and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore as they review STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. The latest in the Star Wars films not only wraps up the sequel trilogy featuring Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren, it also draws to a close the Skywalker saga begun in 1977 with Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Check-in with the crew from the Wonderful World of Heroes and Droids for a look into the Scifi event of 2019, 42 years in the making.

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Review: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

  • Director: J.J. Abrams
  • Writer: J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio
  • Cast:
    • Carrie Fisher … Leia Organa (archive footage)
    • Mark Hamill … Luke Skywalker
    • Adam Driver … Kylo Ren
    • Daisy Ridley … Rey
    • John Boyega … Finn
    • Oscar Isaac … Poe Dameron
    • Anthony Daniels … C-3PO
    • Naomi Ackie … Jannah
    • Domhnall Gleeson … General Hux
    • Richard E. Grant … General Pryde
    • Lupita Nyong’o … Maz Kanata
    • Keri Russell … Zorii Bliss
    • Joonas Suotamo … Chewbacca
    • Kelly Marie Tran … Rose Tico
    • Ian McDiarmid … Emperor Palpatine
    • Billy Dee Williams … Lando Calrissian
    • Greg Grunberg … Snap Wexley
    • Shirley Henderson … Babu Frik
    • Billie Lourd … Lieutenant Connix
    • Dominic Monaghan … Beaumont

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.