Updated: May 26
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth film in the famed Star Wars Skywalker Saga, and the third film in Disney's sequel trilogy to the Star Wars universe.
This sequel trilogy, like the prequels before it, has generated lots of controversy around Star Wars fans. Many say that these films has ruined the saga forever. Others say that they are masterpieces. Others say they are just lots of fun.
Here at The CinemaScope, we must agree with the third and final belief. This series of movies has been lots of fun to watch, with big-blockbuster action battles alongside the return of many friendly faces, but they have also been very flawed. And this, this movie right here? This is the most flawed one of the entire trilogy.
Where to begin with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It is painfully mediocre in almost every area besides music and special effects, and some of the plot points presented to the audience are objectively stupid and make little to no sense at all.
Besides all of this, however, the film is still genuinely fun to watch. The characters on screen have lots of energy and chemistry, the music is as great as always. And, of course, lightsaber fights are just pure enjoyment. Here at The CinemaScope, we wouldn't tell a Star Wars fan to go watch this, because it would probably just make them angry. It isn't worth the full price, even if you're just the average person wanting to watch a fun action blockbuster, yet we cannot deny it is undeniably entertaining from start to finish.
Overall, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is not worth your time if you are someone wanting to either experience a satisfying ending to the Star Wars films or just someone wanting a good film overall. If you are just in it for the laughs, however, rent it. You and your friends might just have the time of your life laughing at the cringe-worthy dialogue and enjoying the near-constant battle scenes.
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