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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Review

The end of the Skywalker saga unfolds in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While The Last Jedi caused a lot of conversation and division among fans and the filmmakers, the film ties up protagonist’s Rey’s story arc.

Depending on where you stand on The Last Jedi can influence your view of the film. But overall, it wasn’t the worst Star Wars film but it also wasn’t the best. For an almost 3 hour movie, it felt rushed. For a good chunk at the beginning, it tried to correct some situations from The Last Jedi but also tried to introduce new ideas. This makes the movie feel disjointed. It almost feels like it could’ve been two different movies that got smashed together.

Despite the negatives and all the fan theories on Twitter, and even hashtags mourning the loss of a certain character and the lack of Rose Tico in the movie, Rise of Skywalker wasn’t so bad. Sure, there can seem like more negatives stacked up against it and there can possibly leave more questions unanswered. But the movie was entertaining. The movie is made out to be about Rey from the start so it at least wraps up her arc nicely. Rise of Skywalker shows her struggle a lot more but just sees her come to terms with who she is and wants to be.

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It may not have been perfect but it was a fun watch. Ending the Skywalker saga is not an easy task and this movie did a decent job at it. This movie deserves to at least be seen once in the movie theater. Be part of the fandom.

Rating: Theater Watch
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