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A (spoiler free) Catholic perspective on the Rise of Skywalker

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Have you seen the Rise of Skywalker yet? It's the ninth (NINTH!) main-story Star Wars movie, and the last one in the Skywalker Saga (or so Disney tells us, anyways). I am a massive nerd, so I've seen all of them. Even though I'm not a rabid Star Wars fan, I know them enough to look at them critically, and I thought the release of this era-ending movie might be a good excuse to look at the series through a Catholic perspective!

If you haven't seen Rise of Skywalker, don't worry. No spoilers here. Either way, I'm sure you've heard that it's a divisive movie. Some people love it, and some people hate it. It currently sits at just a 53% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but the audience score is considerably better at 86%. Even with some mixed reception, this film is still expected to make over $1 billion in worldwide revenue.