"The Skywalker Legacy" (2020) | Sam Gall Movie Review Issue #70 Gem Mint 10.0


“The Skywalker Legacy“ (2020)

Director: Debs Paterson

Starring: J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and more!

Rated: Not Rated but essentially PG-13 for the same reasons the movies are.

Runtime: 2h 6min

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Language: English


The Making of Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019).


You might like this if you like: "Star Wars", making-ofs, behind the scenes, documentaries, filmmaking, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford


WARNING: the documentary contains spoilers for "Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker" (2019)


Daisy Ridley in “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019)


Regardless of how you feel towards “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019) or any generation of Star Wars, originals, prequels, sequels etc for that matter, you can not deny the years, work, creation and dedication it took to make these universes come alive.

I randomly stumbled across this. It was in some top list of the week to check out and as a fan of movies, 'Star Wars' and documentaries about movies (my favorite kind of docs) I decided to check it out. I watched it by myself, not really thinking anyone is as interested in filmmaking behind the scenes as I am let alone for 'Star Wars' films.


Behind the Scenes of “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019)


I think another reason I’m so connected to these types of films is because I grew up watching all the production diaries for my favorite films and tried very much to replicate that on film projects of my own. This two hour film just feels like a glorious episode from the 'Star Wars' production diary; especially “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019) and leaning into the emotional side of the ending of an era for the franchise.


Behind the Scenes of “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019)


It really captures the journey so well. What it likes to make films, living the set life for months and the struggles and strains that come with the job. The families you make, the friends you remember, and the memories you create.


If you just love creating something with a group of people you love I think you can relate the hearts and laughs in this film. There’s emotion buried within the mythology of 'Star Wars' so deep that I can’t help but be emotional about it when watching. These franchises are truly the modern myths of our generation and future ones.


Behind the Scenes of “Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” (2019)


A beautiful documentary that captures the magic and creativity of making movies.


Written by Sam Gall on 10/08/20


CGC Grading: Gem Mint 10.0


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