We are several months removed from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and my opinion hasn’t really changed. It was fine, probably. It wasn’t a big deal. I think the sequel trilogy, on the whole, is a big failure of potential. And now none of that potential will ever come to fruition, unless Disney+ puts out an entire new animated series that tells the stories of Rey, Finn and Poe between the movies. That could definitely be a thing!
Until then, How It Should Have Ended tackles The Rise of Skywalker!
And they do a really good job! Lots of funny gags and bits throughout the video. When they don’t focus on their own in-jokes, they put out good material. Kudos all around!
Here we are at the end of the Skywalker Saga of Star Wars movies and I’m glad it’s over. No more waiting, no more anticipating. Now Star Wars is free to tell new stories with now protagonists and new adventures! But before we get to all of that, let’s take just a moment and think over Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good.
I went into this movie ready to be cynical. I’d read a bunch of reviews, seen all the headlines and prepared myself for something aggressively fan-servicey. I was perfectly happy with The Last Jedi, aside from a few nitpicks, and I found it laughably funny when I heard how drastically Rise of Skywalker attempted to “course correct” to appease the haters. How disappointing.
But it turns out, I’m a sucker for good Star Wars fan service! I loved almost all of the twists and surprises and came out of the movie feeling excited and entertained. A couple of the fan service things made me roll my eyes, but I’m pleased with the overall film. It was all perfectly fine.
Join me after the jump for my full thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! There will be FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
The newest and possibly last trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrived last night and it sure is something! It’s chock full of Star Wars stuff and peeks at characters we knew were going to be in the movie.
I’m sure the movie will be fine. I liked The Last Jedi just fine, and I’m largely interested in these characters. I hope it ends well. I hope there are exciting lightsaber moments.
I dunno. I’m not particularly excited and I’m not particularly worried that it’s going to suck. It’s just going to be another Star Wars movie, and that will be that.
The Rise of Skywalker comes out on Dec. 20!
We have a name. We have a teaser trailer. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will arrive in theaters in December!
Looks cool. I especially like that Emperor Palpatine laugh at the end. If it’s revealed that his Force Ghost has been behind the First Order this whole time, then I’m definitely going to forgive Star Wars for everything related to Snoke.
I don’t really have any expectations or hopes or dreams for this film. I thought The Force Awakens was too much of a remake of A New Hope to be all that great, and while I enjoyed The Last Jedi when I saw it, I’m pretty lukewarm about it these days (but not for any of the reasons most people bitch about TLJ online). So I dunno…let’s hope it’s good!
I hate the name, though. The Rise of Skywalker? Ugh.