Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dir. J. J. Abrams (2019) Star Wars was trailblazing in its use of special effects. Fittingly, this final instalment in the trilogy of trilogies sees a return to visual pioneering, its currency begetting not mindless action scenes but rather moody end-of-days backdrops and crackling, red-sulphurous Sith imagery.
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42 Word Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens dir. J J Abrams
Star Wars: The Force Awakens dir. J J Abrams (2015) Visually spectacular without being gratuitously effects-driven; introducing new characters played by relative unknowns; stirringly scored; epic but with humour: Star Wars Episode VII is a true spiritual sequel to Episode IV (although not as self-contained and perhaps rehashing too many plot elements).