upNXT MOVIE REVIEW: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/06/11/upnxt-movie-review-star-wars-episode-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker/


Braden Herrington and Davie Portman have reviewed every single Star Wars movie, and now it’s time to take one last look, at our friends…

It’s The Rise of Skywalker! The dead speak!

The BDE finally conclude their trip through hyperspace and the Star Wars saga as they review Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker featuring the return of the Emperor Palpatine (and terrible writing), all the huge epic lightsaber duels, the legend that is Babu Frik, stunning visuals and cool new planets, Sith “way finders”, Kylo’s new mask, the lack of Rose, cameos and callbacks to all the past movies, JJ Abrams vs Rian Johnson… and more!

The lads take all your feedback and thoughts on the movie, and then give their official Star Wars film franchise rankings… And so much more! May the force be with you, always.

You can find our previous Star Wars reviews by clicking here.

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Fun pod guys. It was a nice break from everything else happening in the world to relive the Star Wars films. I know a few people put their rankings in the feedback thread but I thought it would be interesting to compare ours to Braden and Davies.


  1. A New Hope
  2. Empire Strikes Back
  3. Force Awakens
  4. The Last Jedi
  5. Rise of Skywalker
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. Phantom Menace
  8. Return of the Jedi
  9. Attack of the Clones
  10. Rouge One
  11. Solo
  12. Christmas Special


  1. Empire Strikes Back
  2. Rogue One
  3. Rise of Skywalker
  4. The Force Awakens
  5. A New Hope
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. Return of the Jedi
  8. The Last Jedi
  9. Phantom Menace
  10. Solo
  11. Attack of the Clones
  12. Holiday Special

It’s so interesting that the two are pretty different and my rankings are even different from both of them.

My Rankings:

Return of the Jedi
A New Hope
Force Awakens
Empire Strikes Back
The Last Jedi
Rouge One
Phantom Menace
Revenge of the Sith
Rise of Skywalker
Attack of the Clones

I remember once hearing Braden say that he was an Elvis fan. It would be cool for them to review an Elvis movie. I have recently become a huge Elvis fan.