*** I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible for those who haven't watched yet, but everyone has different definitions of what a spoiler is, so keep that in mind ***

I went to see "The Rise of Skywalker" today, overall it was good.

It was nice to see my favorite Star Wars character of all return (hint: he impregnated Shmi Skywalker using the force, who later gave birth to Anakin Skywalker, who would later be known as Lord (Darth) Vader.)

I must admit, that I am a Sith myself, so I always root for the Sith to win, though because of the way Star wars is scripted I know they will never win in the end. This gets me to my main criticism, as expected the resistance and the Jedi won in the end, but they only did because of a series of lucky breaks. If it weren't a movie and if it was actually happening things would have gone much differently and the chance of them winning would be very slim.

Compared to "The Last Jedi" this one was significantly better, and it didn't have any characters put into it just to push a politically correct narrative (that is something that angered a lot of people about "The Last Jedi" it being ruined because of politics).

The movie felt very long to me for some reason, but a good kind of long. The opening was very "dark" in a sense, but I liked that, it is where my favorite character was reintroduced as well, and where the story was set in motion.

In summary, the only real criticisms of it that I have is what people say about most movies "that wouldn't happen in reality", "It only happened that way because they had to" etc, etc, and, of course, it is a Disney film now, so the "good guys" have to win in the end.

I do think that if they had the Sith end up being victorious in the end, it would've been a good lesson to kids that the "bad guys" often win too in reality.

P.S: I blame the Jedi's philosophy of complete emotional detachment and denial for their almost complete destruction in Episode 3. I think anyone who watched the prequels will understand why I think this, but basically if you keep denying something, it will eventually add up and explode, like Anakin did. The Sith on the other hand, are much more human, and if you read into Sith lore you'll see they're really not as bad as the Jedi want people to think.

Overall it is a good movie, I personally give it an 8/10, and I do recommend seeing it.