I saw The Rise of Skywalker last week, and I’ve had some thoughts bouncing around in my head for a while. I think it’s been long enough. So, to start with, let’s look at the major themes of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
The Force Awakens: There will always be a new generation of fascists, and people from all walks of life can (and must) band together to work against them.
The Last Jedi: Evil will relentlessly work to snuff out hope. Do what you can, even if you’re just some nobody, even if you’ve failed before, and you may be able to inspire others as well.
SPOILERS for The Rise of Skywalker!