A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, a film by the name of Star Wars flew into theaters and became a cinematic legend. Star Wars would not only gain two sequels, but an additional trilogy as well which turned the series into a saga. In recent years, after a decade of being absent from the big screen, Star Wars would return with a brand new trilogy. The adventure began with nostalgic Episode VII, The Force Awakens, and continued with the unexpected Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Now the story that started in 2015 comes to an end with Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Directed by JJ Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker is not just an ending for its respected trilogy, but it is also marked as the final chapter in The Skywalker Saga. It goes without saying that bringing a nine film saga to a conclusion would be a difficult venture in its own right; so needless to say there was much riding on Episode IX. Naturally I journeyed to see this grand finale for myself and, while its execution was surprising, The Rise of Skywalker managed to be a satisfying conclusion.