Credit: Disney – out now
After 42 years we are told that this is the end of the road for the space saga that we all know and love. I’m not entirely sure that this will be the case, as lucrative franchises never truly die, but for now at least, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a historic era. It’s hard to look at this new trilogy as anything more than just an expensive exercise in fan-fiction, as the First Order makes a big move to win the war, whilst our heroes make a stand against a re-galvanised enemy now headed by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). It has its fair share of problems but at the end of the day, it’s still entertaining matinee fun, if not the sure-fire win it should have been.