Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Trivia: The opening crawl makes reference to Palpatine announcing his return from the dead through a broadcast. The film itself doesn't reveal what was said in the broadcast, but it was revealed in a Star Wars Fortnite event. The exact broadcast is as follows: "At last the work of generations is complete. The great error is corrected. The day of victory is at hand. The day of revenge. The day of the Sith."

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Trivia: Anthony Daniels once again appears as C-3PO, making him the only actor to be in all Star Wars films. Similarly, C-3PO and R2-D2 are the only characters to appear in all 9 Skywalker saga films. Sadly R2-D2's original actor, Kenny Baker, passed away in 2016.

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Trivia: Sally Guinness, granddaughter of Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi), has a cameo as one of the First Order officers during the scene where Kylo Ren addresses a small council.

Trivia: Director JJ Abrams has a vocal cameo as the droid D-0.

Trivia: C-3PO's final line of dialogue, "Did you hear that?" is also the first line he speaks in the entire series, in Episode IV, "A New Hope."

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Trivia: When Finn, Poe, Rey and C-3PO visit the festival, the 42 year interval is a reference to the 42 years between A New Hope and The Rise of Skywalker.

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Trivia: Carrie Fisher's appearance is made up of unused scenes from The Force Awakens, with the writers and editors coming up with clever ways to re-purpose them. Clearly with some CGI assistance at times.

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Trivia: Near the end, when we see the star destroyer crash, Rey's speeder is partially buried in the sand near the X-wing.

Trivia: Lando says the classic line in the saga, "I have a bad feeling about this."

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Continuity mistake: When Rey is shown for the first time while undergoing training in the forest she falls to the ground face-down. When she gets up her clothes are soiled with dirt as expected, but in all shots after that, in the same forest sequence, her clothes are perfectly clean again.

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Question: If Palpatine wanted Rey alive, as he says to her on Exegol, why did he repeatedly order Kylo to kill her earlier in the movie?

Answer: Palpatine has been manipulating Rey and Kylo Ren from the very start, bringing the pair together and instigating fights between them. He is trying to make Rey stronger so that when he takes over her body, she will be powerful. Palpatine can partially see the future and knows that Kylo will not be successful in actually killing Rey, but that their constant fights will cause the two to grow more powerful. Because he can see part of the future, he knows that eventually Rey will triumph over Kylo and "kill" him, and then come to confront him directly. He doesn't count on Ben Solo coming back to face him which winds up being his undoing.

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Answer: Not just earlier in the movie, but in the trilogy itself since he is technically also behind Snoke. Yeah I wondered the same. For that matter, why does he not clue her in of his whereabouts but just hopes (what a very Jedi thing to do!) she'll just find the thing that leads it to him? Feels like a plot hole but I didn't bother sending it because I am sure some answer for it will come in the expanded universe or whatever. Of course one could just say it's the Sith way and if Kylo managed to kill her it would completely erase the very last Jedi and erase anything good remaining in Kylo, making the victory of the Dark Side complete. And likewise, if Rey kills him (which she does, in a way!) that will make the Dark Side in her stronger. Curious enough, notice how Kylo wants them both to go to Palpatine, to kill him, instead, so Palpatine's order is meant to make him do something he does not want to.

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