Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Review


Matthew Rodriguez, Staff Writer

*warning – contains spoilers*

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is written and directed by J.J. Abrams and is the 9th and final film in the Skywalker saga. The movie is a complete mess. The Star Wars sequels are just really disappointing. The Force Awakens was a good movie and it showed the potential of what could’ve been. Then the Last Jedi came out and was hated by Star Wars fans and the ending after killing Snoke, it put the franchise in an a bad spot. It’s obvious that Abrams was under a lot of pressure and just didn’t know what to do. He bought back the Emperor and he has these big powerful weapons all of a sudden. It felt like a cartoon. People blame Abrams and Rian Johnson for “ruining” Star Wars but I don’t feel like it’s their fault. Star Wars fans are toxic so anything you do will still be hated. When the prequels came out in the 2000’s, George Lucas had to sell the rights because of all the hate received. But now fans are wishing that Disney used the George Lucas’s original ideas for the sequels, putting him in an awkward spot. Fans want movies as good as the original trilogy but just don’t understand that it’s not easy. The reason those movies were good is because George Lucas had a lot of time to write and craft a good story. When you’re under a production company as big as Disney they are going to be putting a lot of pressure on you on finishing a script under short time span. In conclusion the movie is a hot mess and the sequels are a big disappointment. 5/10.