A mad movie. A miserable finale. According to Forbes Senior Contributor, Scott Mendelson, The Rise of Skywalker served no other purpose than to “reassure fans that they are the chosen ones of the pop culture galaxy.” As you continue to read this article, reader discretion is advised due to a few details from the movie that might spoil actually seeing it for yourself.
Inflicting damage to the legacy of the first six Star Wars movies, J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spends most of its run time “retconning its predecessor and adding conventional plot twists and patronizing reversals in the name of mollifying the fans who just want to be reminded of the first three movies.” The movie presented no character work, only focusing on character reveals and the “chase the MacGuffin” plot. Carrie Fisher’s performance was not great, and the scenes from previous Star Wars movies that were inserted “dictated” the actors to act around the footage they already had of Fischer. It resulted in goofy film making.
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