Final Star Wars premiere: What the critics say

The Force is said to be strong with the final instalment in the Star Wars saga, with first reactions from the premiere declaring it an “immensely satisfying” finale to the saga.

The Rise Of Skywalker is the ninth and supposedly last entry in the long-running space opera, and stars past and present lined the blue carpet in Hollywood on Monday night ahead of its worldwide release on Thursday.

British actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were among those in attendance, alongside fan favourite franchise veterans Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and a legion of stormtroopers.

Daisy Ridley at the Rise of Skywalker premiere
Image:Daisy Ridley at the Rise of Skywalker premiere
John Boyega at the Rise of Skywalker premiere
Image:John Boyega, who plays Finn in the film

Director JJ Abrams, returning to the series for the first time since 2015’s The Force Awakens, introduced the debut screening at the Dolby Theatre.

He admitted it was a “terrifying” prospect to finally show off the film, but added: “It’s rare to find something that brings people together. Nothing brings people together quite like Star Wars.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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