Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Release Date: December 20, 2019
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JackalDec 20, 2019
When I walked out of the cinema...after starting this whole saga as an 11yr old in 1977..I have to say that Disneys attempt of making Star Wars end like an Avengers finale just hurt...parts were awesome but overall it was weak in itsWhen I walked out of the cinema...after starting this whole saga as an 11yr old in 1977..I have to say that Disneys attempt of making Star Wars end like an Avengers finale just hurt...parts were awesome but overall it was weak in its storytelling...and missed opportunities aka Anakin force ghost.....and trying too hard to tie things up in great bows...that I realised one thing...I'm more excited about the next Mando episode than Rise of Skywalker and writing this breaks my heart Expand
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nvmb3rth30ryDec 20, 2019
Sadly, whilst the cast, production design and direction are first-rate, and although the movie experience in itself is solidly entertaining, this overstuffed affair lacks even a hint of the subtlety, imagination and originality of its 1970sSadly, whilst the cast, production design and direction are first-rate, and although the movie experience in itself is solidly entertaining, this overstuffed affair lacks even a hint of the subtlety, imagination and originality of its 1970s ancestors. Structured around weak and ludicrous plot devices, and in too many ways using a xeroxed template from "Return of the Jedi", itself a very flawed film. I'm absolutely certain that when a nine-film narrative arc was originally envisaged all those decades ago, nobody was expecting episodes 7,8,9 would end up being done as simple rehashes of the immediately prior eps of 4,5,6. Excruciating. Thank God it's over. Expand
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jaredwallace91Dec 19, 2019
I have a lot of love for Star Wars. I read the comics. I have a nursery that's Star Wars themed. I've been defending this new trilogy for years. But, this movie has provided a lot of disappointment that I am having trouble reconciling.
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RoweensDec 19, 2019
There are some good moments in this movie, but the most of it consists of pointless unmotivated action scenes that come one after another, alogical decisions of characters and a couple of cringe moments. It answers lots of questions from theThere are some good moments in this movie, but the most of it consists of pointless unmotivated action scenes that come one after another, alogical decisions of characters and a couple of cringe moments. It answers lots of questions from the previous movies, but creates even more. Doesn’t feel like the end of story, especially for Rey (leaves space for countless comics and spinoffs that will explain things that should be explained in this movie and bring $$$ to disney). Also episode 9 brings fan theories to life, but does it poorly. Expand
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CnargyDec 19, 2019
Last Jedi hurt the story they try it to salvage it creating a mediocre movie with plot holes and inconsistencies and a fan service check list make sequels look like masterpieces The sequels have their shortcomings but at least they wereLast Jedi hurt the story they try it to salvage it creating a mediocre movie with plot holes and inconsistencies and a fan service check list make sequels look like masterpieces The sequels have their shortcomings but at least they were original and tried things Expand
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GrizzleCriticDec 19, 2019
The Last Jedi made me angry. The Rise of Skywalker just made me sad. What a waste of all the potential of what began as a magical film franchise.
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MicScaDec 23, 2019
plenty wrong with his movie. They tried to provide some fan service, but the story made little sense, and just jumped around.
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dhopsupremeJan 2, 2020
It feels really slapped together and leaves a lot of things unexplained. Very disappointing
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ZesuDec 22, 2019
Я не являюсь знатоком вселенной ЗВ и её лора (канона, "не канона"). Потому выскажу свое мнение. Кино как по мне на один раз. Возможно даже когда то придется пересматривать чтобы вспомнить чем всё закончилось, ибо фильм не относится к ряду техЯ не являюсь знатоком вселенной ЗВ и её лора (канона, "не канона"). Потому выскажу свое мнение. Кино как по мне на один раз. Возможно даже когда то придется пересматривать чтобы вспомнить чем всё закончилось, ибо фильм не относится к ряду тех которые запоминаются (как на пример те же первое шесть частей) которые даже сейчас помню... Expand
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TheDeysionDec 23, 2019
No matter how you feel about TLJ this movie is a frustrating letdown and concludes the saga in the most anticlimactic way possible.
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rswitzDec 23, 2019
"Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker" boasts impressive effects and acting, but is bogged down by a lack of conventional plot structure and a convoluted plot that was tellingly written with fan-service in mind.
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kozel1Dec 23, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I sat down with high expectations, because a movie of this caliber deserves that. Even after the previous 2 catastrophes.

Disney. Can you please for the love of God, give a rest to featured Star Wars movies and maybe just focus on TV shows around the Star Wars universe? This was an absolute embarrassment. I'm not sure what the intention was with the latest installment to be honest. Pleasing old fans? Answering unanswered questions from the previous 2 movies and filling in plot holes? Both failed.

Terrible, lazy writing, unoriginal. Shame on the writing staff.

I still couldn't connect or care for any of the characters. They had 3 movies to do that, but failed. So many unnecessary characters were brought back for no reason other than the writing staff had simply no idea what to do with the plot. PLEASE! LEAVE THE OLD TRILOGY ALONE! Leave those characters alone once and for all!

Return of Darth Sidious? How? Why? Oh yeah, you don't get an answer. Darth Sidious is one of the strongest, if not the strongest Sith Lords of all time, yet here is some random girl (who is his granddaughter btw for the "wooow" effect that also fails), who had minimal training and defeats him and slicing through the Emperor's Royal Guard with his now best friend Kylo Ren, like hot knife through butter?! Are you kidding me?! Also the kiss. WHY?!

Oh, by the way, some of the characters were just simply killed off if there was no need for them or if they writing stuff clearly didn't know what to do with them.

Jedi can also bring back others to life? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!

Again. Very unoriginal, lazy writing. Shame on you Disney and the production staff!

I get that JJ Abrams tried to undo the damage that was done in the Last Jedi, but the movie is rather disappointing to me overall.
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droog1965Dec 23, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker is frustrating.It's basically 2 movies crammed into one. The second half works better than the first, and it has some good stuff the fans will like, but not enough to pull it through.
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MehardeepsinghDec 24, 2019
What happens when you try to rush everything in a limited period of time ? Things go messy. That's what happened with The Rise Of Skywalker. This movie was a massive step down from both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Let me just mentionWhat happens when you try to rush everything in a limited period of time ? Things go messy. That's what happened with The Rise Of Skywalker. This movie was a massive step down from both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Let me just mention the pros and cons of this Star Wars - PROS-
1) Initial Sequence Of The Movie
2) Battle Between Rey And Kylo
3) Great Visual Effects
4) Brilliant Score By John Williams
5) Fantastic Finale
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1) Messy Storyline
2) Predictable Events
3) Rushed Plot
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SaintJames012Dec 24, 2019
Fans knew this movie from a narrative standpoint was doomed to failure. The Last Jedi forced ep9 into a corner it could not dig itself out of, and as a whole, the entire sequels fail to create a coherent or competent story line for anyone.Fans knew this movie from a narrative standpoint was doomed to failure. The Last Jedi forced ep9 into a corner it could not dig itself out of, and as a whole, the entire sequels fail to create a coherent or competent story line for anyone. The music is amazing, and the visuals are nice, but when you are dealing with a billion dollar corporation like Disney, this is not praise worth mentioning. Story-wise, the movie is a mess. There are multiple points that had the audience at my showing verbally saying "what?" from start to finish. Expand
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GilbertoDec 25, 2019
While I haven't been over the moon for this new trilogy, I must admit that I was on the more enthusiastic side of the crowd when it came to the extremely divisive opinions towards these movies. The Force Awakens was fantastic for me and TheWhile I haven't been over the moon for this new trilogy, I must admit that I was on the more enthusiastic side of the crowd when it came to the extremely divisive opinions towards these movies. The Force Awakens was fantastic for me and The Last Jedi was interesting if a bit broken...broken because that last movie took such radical twist and turns that now, more than ever, it is painfully obvious that it left the screenwriters scratching their heads as of to what to do next and the result is this: The Rise of Skywalker, probably the messiest of the Star Wars movies. It pains me to say it because Star Wars is such a special series in the movie industry and I love it, but their is no saving this one for some of the faults it commits. The return of the Emperor is a direct response to the death of Snoke in the last movie and unfortunately their isn't enough justification, enough compelling reasoning for his return, he is just the new bad guy. The characters, all of which had interesting arcs constructed for them in the previous movies have little development because the plot moves extremely fast towards trying to build a way to get to its final fight- but forgets to leave space for the characters to grow or finish their arcs and the questions satisfyingly - we do find answers here, some of which we have been urging to find out about in the last 5 years, but because of this problem all of them lack punch. Furthermore, all logic is thrown out the window- Star Wars is a fantasy but it has always been grounded within its own fantasy, but the conveniences and over the top action and power upgrades presented here within the Force driven characters and even the human characters makes the whole thing feel unbearably cheap and hard to follow. This movie is not only a disappointment but it also cheapens the whole trilogy because it makes a disservice to everything constructed up to that point. Not all is bad...this is Star Wars after all, and their is some fun to be had, John Williams score is fantastic as always and the visuals are beautiful to look at- I wouldn't judge anyone if they find it pleasantly entertaining- but for people following the series passionately, this is a low blow. Expand
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Roach2132Dec 25, 2019
Highly satisfied with the execution of this final installment into the Skywalker Saga. Wonderfully interwoven themes spanning all three trilogies and thought provoking story telling that leaves no room for fluff.
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MrSparklesDec 25, 2019
Like many, Star Wars has played a vital role in my pop-culture upbringing. From the vast and imaginative world, to the characters and their adventures - George Lucas created something unique and captivating. Fast forward to the release ofLike many, Star Wars has played a vital role in my pop-culture upbringing. From the vast and imaginative world, to the characters and their adventures - George Lucas created something unique and captivating. Fast forward to the release of Rise of Skywalker - an ambitious film trying to please fans while also attempting to "fix" the missteps from its previous installment, The Last Jedi.

Putting plot, editing and dialogue aside - Rise of Skywalker has exciting action sequences, stunning visuals and interesting new characters, such as Babu Frik! Love that little guy. Unfortunately all this unravels with its jump-cut editing, slew of MacGuffins, and an uninspired plot rendering Anakin's trial(s) and tribulations invalid and pointless.

With Star Wars having influenced so many individuals, it's a shame to see 42 years of Skywalker history amount to this. An uninspired ending, claiming to be different and monumental, when in actuality it's forgettable and abysmal.
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yogibbearDec 26, 2019
They wrote themselves into a corner with the Last Jedi. Then they write themselves out of that corner with it. I think it is a hard 6. My score will not go any higher and will probably drop with time. The visuals and cinematography are whereThey wrote themselves into a corner with the Last Jedi. Then they write themselves out of that corner with it. I think it is a hard 6. My score will not go any higher and will probably drop with time. The visuals and cinematography are where the money has been spent and of course it looks great. Sadly the story requires you to switch off your brain and not question what is happening to accept it. South Park predicted this would be the result years ago and they were right. TLDR you do not want JJ to make a movie without a strong set in stone writing team that has already worked out what they are doing. Sadly they did not and there are endless mistakes in this movie that you are forced to overlook through all the quick cuts. An overwhelming neurological psychotic mess. If you don't blink and switch off it's probably fine. I would not recommend it. Ruined by Episode 8 and the lore problems that created. This doubled down on trashing the story. Adam Driver was probably the best part of the whole trilogy and he acted well despite the garbage he was given. Expand
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earlybird3Dec 28, 2019
Retcon city! Rehash, fan service, rip off moments, a mess that does not slow down with ludicrous plotting and laughable moments. Some fun stuff sure, but The Rise of Skywalker finds JJ having Star Wars limp home.
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LECOnRollDec 29, 2019
Enrredo errático e covarde, sem originalidade e pequeno para franquia. Porém tecnicamente bem feito.
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MovieRiffingDec 29, 2019
Director J.J. Abrams attempts to use The Rise of Skywalker as both a conclusion to the Skywalker Saga and as an apology for The Last Jedi. In doing so, Abrams forces the film to rush through much of its runtime and story, simply due to theDirector J.J. Abrams attempts to use The Rise of Skywalker as both a conclusion to the Skywalker Saga and as an apology for The Last Jedi. In doing so, Abrams forces the film to rush through much of its runtime and story, simply due to the bloat. If you are on board for the story and in-universe changes then the last third of the film still has something to offer. A few spectacular moments and nostalgia hits make the climax an enjoyable sendoff for the saga, but the pacing and patchwork nature of much of the film leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Expand
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JPArenasDec 29, 2019
No se puede hacer mucho más después del desastre hecho por Rian Johnson, un final mediocre para una trilogía de secuelas que podría haber sido una maravilla del cine moderno. Una lástima lo que hizo Disney con Star Wars, donde The MandalorianNo se puede hacer mucho más después del desastre hecho por Rian Johnson, un final mediocre para una trilogía de secuelas que podría haber sido una maravilla del cine moderno. Una lástima lo que hizo Disney con Star Wars, donde The Mandalorian está salvando la franquicia. Expand
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HedgehogMcGroggDec 30, 2019
Not as bad of a viewing experience as everyone is saying, but it DOES break all of the established lore with it's overwhelming need to make everything BIGGER than anything else that's come before. To understand this movie as an end to a saga,Not as bad of a viewing experience as everyone is saying, but it DOES break all of the established lore with it's overwhelming need to make everything BIGGER than anything else that's come before. To understand this movie as an end to a saga, you can pretty much just watch Episodes 1, 2, 3, 7, and 9, and it would all make as much sense as it needs to. Good job, JJ...you made the OT irrelevant. A note about the acting, as well...I feel as if the actors did what they were told very well, It's just that they were told to act as if the world just ended when they did the Star Wars equivalent of stub their toe. Expand
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Fran0823Dec 30, 2019
A movie that just undoes everything the previous 8 films did while advertising itself as some grand conclusion to the 9 part saga.

Terrible plot, editing and even mediocre score.
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DilloncupplesDec 30, 2019
Watchable and not much more. To those who were looking for well written dialogue, closure and a story that’s actually good, and has a feeling of importance in its actions, look elsewhere. Characters often die and come back, or if something isWatchable and not much more. To those who were looking for well written dialogue, closure and a story that’s actually good, and has a feeling of importance in its actions, look elsewhere. Characters often die and come back, or if something is lost it is easily is found. There is literally no punch to any of the “shocking deaths” This movie is a patch job at best. It doesn’t suck entirely but does absolutely nothing to improve the series or expand it for that matter. It felt lazy and the best way to enjoy it is to turn a blind eye and focus on the excellent music and pretty effects. I hate to say it too, Star Wars is a a universe with infinite potential and thousands of stories devoted to it. Nearly all of which are more deserving of your time than the Rise of Skywalker which is plainly a slap in the face to anyone who genuinely has affection for the series. Expand
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TVJerryDec 31, 2019
This is the final installment in the series that started with the original movie in 1977. Some of the old characters, plus a group of the new ones set out to save the universe …again. Nothing new here. As such, there are air battles and lightThis is the final installment in the series that started with the original movie in 1977. Some of the old characters, plus a group of the new ones set out to save the universe …again. Nothing new here. As such, there are air battles and light saber battles, a few weird species, exotic locales and a smidgen of humor. Again, nothing new. This one does wrap up the saga without much emotion or true surprises. Anyone invested in the series will appreciate having a chance for closure, but as for innovation in storytelling or cool new stuff, this one breaks no new ground. Expand
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Carl042Jan 1, 2020
Confused narrative punctuated with some sickly fan pandering but there are moments to enjoy, if you can ignore these failings you’ll probably be entertained.
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RanGom007Jan 1, 2020
clearly not the final that will complete 40 year history. It's a shame for cool characters who have not received decent development
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SylamanJan 2, 2020
I think this movie is the worst of all 9 episodes. Disney tries to play on old characters but it doesn't work. Hope they stop here and won't ruin this fantastic universe even more.
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Rkw1973Jan 2, 2020
Movie was a bit fast and coincidental. Would be nice to have time to absorb what is going on while watching it. I enjoyed some of the movie but left with a lot of disappointment and even more questions. I really thought this movie wasMovie was a bit fast and coincidental. Would be nice to have time to absorb what is going on while watching it. I enjoyed some of the movie but left with a lot of disappointment and even more questions. I really thought this movie was supposed to wrap up the Skywalker series. Expand
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Quazar_RuJan 5, 2020
The worst plot of all the trilogy. Music, acting and graphics are quite good, but the plot is so terrible...
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ajzeg01Jan 10, 2020
Probably the most disappointing Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace. Now, I actually don’t have a lot of issues with this film. Only 3 issues really stand out to me, but they are 3 very major issues. The first is the pacing. Was The LastProbably the most disappointing Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace. Now, I actually don’t have a lot of issues with this film. Only 3 issues really stand out to me, but they are 3 very major issues. The first is the pacing. Was The Last Jedi too slow for you? Well, this movie moves along so fast it gives you no time to breathe! For those who just want to go on a fun ride, this might be a good thing. For me though, slowing down and letting the characters just talk to each other is really important. This movie barely does that. There is always something going on or a plot twist being dropped. It went so fast, I didn’t even have time to comprehend a lot of it! This movie feels very rushed. It does slow down a little later on, but it’s still a major issue with a good chunk of the film. There are also WAY too many new characters introduced! You have a large enough cast as it is, just work with what you already have! My second issue is Palpatine. It’s no spoiler that Emperor Palpatine returns in this movie. His voice can be heard in every trailer and he’s on the teaser poster. You’re supposed to know this going in. Palpatine’s return is handled horribly. He’s supposed to be the main villain even though he’s been completely absent from the last two movies. It’s completely anti-climactic. None of the characters know who he is or have any real connection with him. We’re supposed to accept that he’s somehow still alive even though we saw him die! He fell down a pit and EXPLODED!!! They tell you he came back to life in the opening crawl and then go on to hand-wave it away with a prequel meme. That’s it. I’m not kidding. It’s embarrassing how poorly-written he is. They never explain where he’s been all this time, what he’s been up to, why he’s been doing it, how he’s been doing it, why he’s waited so long, or how he was resurrected. Did someone fish his body out of the Death Star? Is he some kind of clone, like in the old Dark Empire comics? Is he a ghost? I have no idea, and I bet the filmmakers don’t either. It’s insulting. The third issue I have with this film is the lack of continuity with the other movies, The Last Jedi especially. A lot of that movie is either ignored or undone by this movie. Rose is replaced with a giant slug monster and relegated to a background role, they bring in an Emperor figure when the last movie made a point to get rid of that and have Kylo Ren be the main villain, and let’s just say that Rey isn’t exactly a nobody. Could you imagine if Richard Marquand got rid of Lando and made Luke not actually Vader’s son in Return of the Jedi? It’s so frustrating. JJ Abrams sacrificed a flowing narrative for this trilogy for his own original vision. It’s selfish and it’s childish. Again, this may be a positive if you hated The Last Jedi. I really like The Last Jedi, so this really bothered me. It’s clear that there was no plan for this trilogy from the beginning and the filmmakers didn’t have enough communication with one another. It’s not only TLJ that this movie retcons. Bringing Palpatine back really diminishes Anakin’s sacrifice at the end of Return of the Jedi and kind of rewrites the entire Star Wars mythos. He was the chosen one, prophesied to destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force. He did that by killing Palpatine in Return of the Jedi. Only he didn’t, Palpatine survived. I had the same issue with the old Expanded Universe. I thought the reason they got rid of the EU was so that they could improve on the post-Jedi storyline, not repeat the same mistakes it made, only somehow worse. Who’s the chosen one now? What’s the point of the prophecy? What did Anakin die for? I have no idea! This movie also contradicts some of the newer books and comics, but I'd have to get too nerdy and off-topic to properly explain that here. Now, from how much I’m trashing this movie, you might think that I hate it. I don’t. I still had fun watching it and there was quite a bit that I enjoyed. Rey and Kylo Ren are still great, the effects are excellent as always (The integration of the Carrie Fisher footage is pretty seamless.), the action is thrilling, there’s good comedy, the acting is good and there are many surprises that got me genuinely excited. I also liked how it didn’t retcon the Luke storyline from TLJ, they just made it more clear for those in the audience who didn’t fully understand the point of it in the last movie. This movie also explains why Hyperspace ramming isn’t a common tactic in warfare in the Star Wars universe, after it was shown to be so deadly in The Last Jedi. Overall, this movie is an absolute mess and a major disappointment, but it makes for a fun time out at the movies. Just don’t think too hard about how it connects with the other Star Wars movies and you’ll be fine. I can see why people like it, it’s just not for me. Expand
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cheesepoof420Dec 20, 2019
Lifeless and uninspired. A real letdown. JJ did an admirable job on the technical side of things but the story lacked originality.
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MongomcdougalDec 20, 2019
I don't use the word schlockfest lightly, but that's what this is. Terrible pacing and a shallow villain.
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SMcg122Dec 20, 2019
It just takes no risks and ultimately diminishes the stacks of the original trilogy by including a certain character and deciding to retcon aspects of the previous film. Say what you will of TLJ, Abrams, Lucasfilm and co would’ve been servedIt just takes no risks and ultimately diminishes the stacks of the original trilogy by including a certain character and deciding to retcon aspects of the previous film. Say what you will of TLJ, Abrams, Lucasfilm and co would’ve been served much better by embracing the risks taken and providing a story that gave audiences something new instead of a retread of past plot and themes Expand
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LatinCritic13Dec 20, 2019
This movie sucked more than Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Boy o boy, this last installment of the Skywalker saga will piss every fan off of how underwhelming the finale is compared to previous Star Wars films. Don't know if it'sThis movie sucked more than Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Boy o boy, this last installment of the Skywalker saga will piss every fan off of how underwhelming the finale is compared to previous Star Wars films. Don't know if it's Chris Terrio's writing or Colin Trevorrow's original idea effed the whole plot up. But JJ Abrams still tried his best to conclude the saga as best as possible. Like goddamn it, what happened?! Expand
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LostinATLDec 20, 2019
Anyone giving this movie a 10 is clearly only doing so to try to get the score up and I can say the same about the 0s. This is neither the worst or best movie ever period end of story. The movie has huge plot holes, poor pacing, and poorAnyone giving this movie a 10 is clearly only doing so to try to get the score up and I can say the same about the 0s. This is neither the worst or best movie ever period end of story. The movie has huge plot holes, poor pacing, and poor character development (for pointless new characters). However there are somethings this film gets correct, some of the action scenes are good, the sound is good, and some of the comedy hits well. So sorry folks this isn't a Citizen Kane nor is better than Joker (2019)it also isn't the new Mac and Me. 4 out of ten is fair rating maybe as high as 6 if you suspend the need for plots to be finished, but it is no zero or ten. Expand
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IIITyrexIIIDec 20, 2019
I had very low expectations after the leaks but i still came out dissapointed. The whole movie feels very rushed and tried to fix and answer too many things. Its partly beacuse of The Last Jedi but the lack of direction for the trilogy can beI had very low expectations after the leaks but i still came out dissapointed. The whole movie feels very rushed and tried to fix and answer too many things. Its partly beacuse of The Last Jedi but the lack of direction for the trilogy can be felt in this the most. Very dissapointed :( Expand
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VitaminjayDec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Bad: Pacing was way too fast. Too many lucky coincidences that favor the heroes. Does not respect past lore. Eye rolling abound.

Good: Spectacle was exciting. CG was well done. Variety of Locations.
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JokerloccoDec 20, 2019
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I don't think I'll see a movie by J.J. Abrams again.
Of the new Star Wars trilogy, I only liked "The Last Jedi" (although with some buts), and it is the only one in which this man did not participate ... The Rise Of Skywalker is a
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I don't think I'll see a movie by J.J. Abrams again.
Of the new Star Wars trilogy, I only liked "The Last Jedi" (although with some buts), and it is the only one in which this man did not participate ...

The Rise Of Skywalker is a bad movie. Not even the return of my favorite character from the saga saves her ...

It is a film without plot.
The characters go from one place to another for the convenience of the script. In most cases, this occurs by the “hunch”, or also by the Force. And, this cheap trick of: "Oh, it's magic, we can solve any situation," occurs throughout the story.
In addition, new “powers” of the Force are invented to continue creating convenient situations.
It is a cheap resource ...

Several questions and their answers that I asked myself with "The Force Awakens", and in "The Rise Of Skywalker":

And why does this character return? Because yes.
And why do villains have so much power and army? Because yes.
And why is this character not dead? Because yes.
And why has this villain not killed this protagonist? Because yes.
And I could go on ...

In addition, The Rise Of Skywalker, repeats plots of the classic movies ...

It is not a tribute. It's a copy of the above, so I know how it will end each "plot" will...

I recommend caution when seeing it.

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No creo que vuelva a ver una película de J.J. Abrams.
De la nueva trilogía de Star Wars, sólo me gustó “The Last Jedi” (aunque con algunos peros), y es la única en la que este señor no participó...

The Rise Of Skywalker es una mala película. Ni siquiera el regreso de mi personaje favorito de la saga la salva…

Es una película sin trama. Los personajes van de un lugar a otro por conveniencias del guion. En la mayoría de los casos, esto ocurre por los “pálpitos” (así lo denominan), o también por la Fuerza. Y es que, este truco barato de: “Oh, es magia, podemos solucionar cualquier situación”, ocurre durante toda la historia.
Incluso se inventan nuevos “poderes” de la fuerza para seguir creando situaciones convenientes.
Es un recurso barato…

Varias preguntas y sus respuestas que me hice con “The Force Awakens”, y en “The Rise Of Skywalker”:

¿Y por qué regresa este personaje? Pues porque sí.
¿Y por qué los villanos tienen tanto poder y ejercito? Pues porque sí.
¿Y por qué este personaje no ha muerto? Pues porque sí.
¿Y por qué este villano no ha matado a este protagonista? Pues porque sí.
Y podría seguir…

Y encima, The Rise Of Skywalker, repite tramas de las películas clásicas… No me parece un homenaje, me parece una copia de lo anterior, por lo que, ya sé cómo va a terminar cada “trama”…

En fin… Recomiendo precaución al verla.
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brohugDec 21, 2019
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It's pretty sad to see the studio trying to shore up the review balance by having either algorithms or humans generate fake positive reviews. Take a look at a sample of them. Score typically of ten points with a few
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It's pretty sad to see the studio trying to shore up the review balance by having either algorithms or humans generate fake positive reviews. Take a look at a sample of them. Score typically of ten points with a few nines and eights in there to throw people off the scent. But the pattern is clear. The review itself is one or two sentences and incredibly this is the single only review ever written by this "person". The profile name looks generated and the profile photo (if there is one) appears either scraped off the web or itself generated. Shame on Disney and Lucasfilm.

Original review submitted on Dec 20, 2019:
Slightly better than "The Last Jedi" which is faint praise indeed. However, this is the reckoning we get when the machine known as Disney gets control of the most beloved sci-fi movie franchise of all time. A creative abyss. Like others have noted, the filmmakers seem to literally be check-boxing every nostalgic note from the original series. Some of the visuals are stunning but the script and acting is so flat that you just want the damn thing to be over as quickly as possible. On to "The Mandalorian" and whatever the Mouse has in mind next. Mercifully, this saga has finally been shuttered.
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SSH83Dec 21, 2019
It's mind-boggling that people would give this crap 10/10... but the cluster-f of the movie's plot was even more brain-wilting. I mean maybe if you watch it just for the special effects and ignore all the dialogue/story... maybe it's ok?It's mind-boggling that people would give this crap 10/10... but the cluster-f of the movie's plot was even more brain-wilting. I mean maybe if you watch it just for the special effects and ignore all the dialogue/story... maybe it's ok? Hence my 4/10? Expand
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DBPirateDec 22, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. After this movie, it's clear that this is probably the most schizophrenic trilogy that I've ever seen. We go from light-hearted rehash to depressive art house film to convoluted apologia. It's so obvious while watching that none of this was planned from the beginning. The film feels like a movie 2 and a movie 3 jammed into 2 hours and 15 minutes. We get more details on Finn's, Poe's, Rey's, and Kylo's backstories when we should've learned this in the second movie. The damage control in the movie is far too apparent. Palpatine is introduced out of nowhere in the opening crawl with no explanation as to how he survived getting thrown down a shaft and subsequently exploding. The Holdo maneuver is handwaved away in a forced line before the final battle. The Knights of Ren are present, but do absolutely nothing except die.

The movie's pacing is a huge problem. We see four planets and follow four characters in the first 20 minutes of the movie and more if you count the lightspeed skipping scene. After that, the movie rushes on purely driven by plot convenience and never lets up in the same vein as The Force Awakens. J.J. doesn't want you have to anytime to understand what's going on because he knows it all falls apart after a few seconds of thought. It's really hard to write a review that reads as coherent given the nature of the film so I'm just going to move on to bullet points of things I liked and things I didn't quite understand while watching the movie.

Pros

Rey's character was engaging for once, though I still couldn't pick up on any flaws that were outside of her control (her parentage)

Rey's and Kylo's lightsaber fight on Endor was done well, though the lack of music was odd

Kylo was intimidating for once

Rey's escape from the Star Destroyer was well done. I liked how we got to see someone standing on the edge of the hangar for the first time

I liked how prominent C-3PO was

Acting was good all around

Cons

J.J. still doesn't understand lightspeed, though that's a problem with every Disney-era film to be fair

Force skyping now allows you to grab objects and have lightsaber fights at the whim of the plot

The Force Dyad, which I took to be a half-hearted explanation for Rey's power, is mentioned in a throwaway line and could've been left out of the movie with no effect on the plot

Force healing is introduced with no explanation as to why it wasn't mentioned in the first eight films. Additionally, this makes Anakin's turn to the Dark Side pointless

Highly plot-relevant vision that Rey has takes place completely off-screen. Considering the film feels very short as is I'm not sure why this wasn't in the movie

Hux was still used for comic relief

In the OT, when the main cast bickered with 3PO, it was funny because he was being annoying. In this film, the cast's treatment of him just feels mean-spirited because he's not annoying at all

Luke kept Leia's lightsaber, even though TLJ made his position on lightsabers pretty clear

The X-Wing that had been underwater for however many years still works perfectly fine

I didn't like how Leia's death was done at all. Would've preferred she lived through the movie if that was how it was going to be done

We see a brief flashback of Luke and Leia training together, taunting the audience by giving them a glimpse of what the ST could've been

Palpatine doesn't break a sweat from unleashing Force lightning into the atmosphere but Leia dies from...Force whispering?

The choice of Jedi speaking to Rey felt like it was at random

The writers actually thought that Rey ending up with someone who tortured her and tried to get her to kill her friends was a sane idea

The choice of planets (a mere three) for the celebration made no sense whatsoever

I didn't remember a single new theme. However, I did notice that the score ripped parts straight from Clones, Empire, and Return Things I'm sure were addressed and I must have missed Ochi's ship is in the same spot after all these years Lando happened to be on Pasaana after all these years There were coordinates written on the Sith dagger for whatever reason Overall, this was probably my least favorite film in the Saga, concluding my least favorite trilogy in the Saga. Ending the Skywalker Saga with a Palpatine saving the day just doesn't sit right with me. You could practically skip the entire original trilogy at this point. It's just the backstory of the failures that Rey has to rectify. I appreciate that some effort was made to repair the mess that they were left with after The Last Jedi but the whole trilogy makes it abundantly clear they should've had George on board and used his treatments. It makes me appreciate all of the original six films more, that's for sure.
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WindandGalesDec 20, 2019
The movie is so agressively mediocre it hurts. A huge bummer all around. I love Abrams, I love this cast, and they deserved a better ending than this. It's clear after watching this that Disney had no road map to this trilogy and just wantedThe movie is so agressively mediocre it hurts. A huge bummer all around. I love Abrams, I love this cast, and they deserved a better ending than this. It's clear after watching this that Disney had no road map to this trilogy and just wanted to bury this and move on. A real shame. Not horrible but still just plain mediocre. Expand
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Ulgen1200Dec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story ends poorly with no completed character arch's they killed the only one with an acceptable arch that being Kylo and the final moment where Ray doesn't own her own name makes me wanna commit not alive Expand
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DodgerDec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. For once I actualy nearly agree with the overall critic score as this movie comes in at just under a 5/10 for me.

Positives:
Some great visuals/CGI
Good musical score

Negatives:
Very weak and overstuffed plot with massive leaps in logic and story telling
Some truly terrible acting/dialogue cuts, especialy in the first half an hour to hour of the movie
Some lackluster CGI in places
Extremely tame and dissapointing lightsaber fights (especialy as they were promoting this so hard as the "best lightsaber fight in star wars history")
A truly cringy level of fan service from Rose being taken out of the story to Chewie getting a medal -_-
Poor pacing and too long
Complete disregard for Star Wars lore (not as much as TLJ but still bad)
Poor explanation of character motivations
Lazy and careless killing off of Princess Leias character

Overall this felt like a Disney script through and through and played it exceptionaly safe. Not as bad as episode 8 but by no means a must watch or even comparable to the original 6 movies. Very dissapointing conclusion to one of the most loved franchises in the world.
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LockwalesDec 20, 2019
truly wanted to enjoy this film. After a two year break since 'The last Jedi' (which I didn't hate) I was ready for this film to tie up all the loose ends and provide a conclusive end to the 'Skywalker Saga'.
However, rushed pacing, lack of
truly wanted to enjoy this film. After a two year break since 'The last Jedi' (which I didn't hate) I was ready for this film to tie up all the loose ends and provide a conclusive end to the 'Skywalker Saga'.
However, rushed pacing, lack of character development and need to pander to the audience of the original trilogy has left this final film feeling hollow.
If you go to Star Wars for mindless scifi action then there maybe some fun to had here. As the finale does provide a visual spectacle that would make even the most disgruntled fan crack a smile. Beyond this, there is very little to enjoyment to be had as the opening hour sees a glorified fetch quest take place with very little reason for the audience to care. Then, when impactful things do happened they are retconned as little as two scenes later.
To misquote old Ben:
'This is not the film you are looking for'
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GamermomentDec 20, 2019
The plot feels too easy, the character are underwhelming and underdeveloped, and throughout the movie new additions to the cast are thrown in your face with no real explanation for why they are there. However, the special effects and cgi areThe plot feels too easy, the character are underwhelming and underdeveloped, and throughout the movie new additions to the cast are thrown in your face with no real explanation for why they are there. However, the special effects and cgi are some of the best I’ve ever seen and there are a few scenes in this movie that are absolutely breathtaking for that reason, but they are far too scattered to actually matter. On the other hand, it’s Star Wars so it’s got that much going for it. Expand
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DuskieDec 21, 2019
A very confusing movie - not that it's hard to understand what is happening, but rather why any of the events take place. The movie plays out like an endless search for various McGuffins, all of which are given to the main characters inA very confusing movie - not that it's hard to understand what is happening, but rather why any of the events take place. The movie plays out like an endless search for various McGuffins, all of which are given to the main characters in almost the same moment as we find out about their existence. It's like...you know when a five year old tells you a story, which is comprised entirely of short, barely connected sentences, followed by an "and then..." and repeated ad infinitum? That's this movie.

The acting is good, and the music is as stellar as ever, but that doesn't save the incoherent and anxiously-paced plot.

4/10 - bounced on my boy's Obi-Wan Kenobi
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RolexRichDec 22, 2019
Tons of plot holes and fan service. Entertaining nonetheless. The weakest of the 3rd generation story arch.
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Mpvanderloon28Dec 22, 2019
I really wish Rian Johnson would’ve done the newest Star Wars movie. He is way more creative and I’m sure he could’ve followed up the last Jedi in a satisfying way. The problem with Abrams is that he’s not good at telling stories so when youI really wish Rian Johnson would’ve done the newest Star Wars movie. He is way more creative and I’m sure he could’ve followed up the last Jedi in a satisfying way. The problem with Abrams is that he’s not good at telling stories so when you present him a challenge, like many ideas he set up being discarded in the second movie, he didn’t know what to do. So he attempted to cater to nagging fans and back pedal on the choices made in the second movie which left a movie with no clear goal in mind and it’s clear Palpatine was a desperate last minute decision which is a shame because given the right story, his return could’ve been cool. I still don’t understand the hate the last Jedi gets. Luke has a great arc in that movie. He starts out grumpy and ends up realizing he was wrong to hide away. This movie goes out of its way to hammer that point home again. Why? Luke already acknowledged his error in the previous movie. Saying it again just feels like a stupid apology to the overly entitled fans that cried havoc on the last movie. What really happened with the Last Jedi is that fan theories were thrown out the window and really hurt the sensitive fans feelings. Snoke didn’t matter, Rey came from nothing. These were 2 things that had people’s imagination running rampant after the force awakens and turns out their theories were dismissed. Dismissed for good reason. You don’t have to be a famous bloodline to use the force. Rian Johnson understood that. Snoke wasn’t important because it was always kylo rens story. I honestly could go on and on about why the choices made in that movie were great but I’d be met with resistance from entitled fans who want their Star Wars to play out the same way it always has. Anyways back to my point. The Rise of Skywalker is a pathetic attempt at catering to vocal fans and it resulted in the worst movie in the entire franchise. Terrible pacing, erratic editing, and forced inclusion of Palpatine with no explanation for his survival provided. It hurts my view on the entire trilogy now. Like I honestly don’t appreciate the first 2 as much now cuz I know it all ends in disaster. At this point the Mandalorian is our last glimmer of hope. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. Expand
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Creeper3455Dec 22, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Before we start the review, I have to say...Tenet looks **** awesome! That prologue definitely opened me to a lot of possibilities as to how that movie will be about, besides a time version of Inception that happens to be in a Spy Movie. That "Filmed in IMAX Film" gave me a super great feeling, dude...
Too bad that, after that, the movie began.

You know, it's not often that I get an insufferable Movie Experience like this one (both for the movie and the Audience, especially considering one of these happens during a Universal Movie), and I'm sad to call The Rise Of Skywalker one of those experiences, because, for one, it started really strong. Palpatine's alive, Kylo Ren's looking for him, only to find out that Palpy's been internally toying around with Kylo. That could lead to some great moments. The Resistance is dependant on looking for a MacGuffin that could put an end to the First (or Final) Order? Ok, it's weak, but I'm sure I'll get a kick out of it. And, for 30-40 mins it was that. But once the first confrontation between Rey and Kylo happens, and we see that Rey is a Palpatine, that's where the movie just skyrocketed in a Pit Of Death, blowing itself up like a Creeper (pun intended).

Because from then on, the Screenplay gets so rushed and messy, that it feels obsessed with JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio (as well as Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly?) pulling everything they can out of their asses to make sure we have a coherent story that serves as a great conclusion, while really it just is "another Franchise Movie". Tons of ships flying towards 1000s of Star Destroyers to blow some **** up in a Return Of The Jedi-wannabe climax to try and have some Spectacle, characters (new and old. Poor Lando) that aren't fleshed out enough, and plot twists that are just the most random **** they sometimes made me scream or question in anger at the things they did.

Just so you know, they also rip off a sequence from Godzilla - King Of The Monsters. **** GODZILLA - KING OF THE MONSTERS (where Palpatine shoots lightning bolts out of the sky to "destroy" every flying thing, both good and bad? I've already seen that, thanks. It was really real and brutal before. Also yeah, still have to see some more of King Ghidorah). I don't know why they did that, but it most certainly resulted in an Earrape that I don't wanna hear ever again. If it gets an Oscar nom for Sound Mix because of the Earrape, I'll be so mad.

And the case with The Last Jedi is mostly on the Screenplay's decision, making it a Love/Hate situation. A "will they/won't they" scenario, because either, Characters feel so desperate narrating backstories from that movie, or they just ruin the whole Force Conversation thing by making objects suddenly disappear from one another's location. Like okay, that also happened in Last Jedi, but only for a few seconds, and with smaller objects, not Darth Vader's burned helmet.

But hey, at least the technical department is still strong. The Art Department is once again great eye candy to look at, despite the Cinematography being too quick in parts, and I love the new look of Palpatine (the menacing figure moving with the help of a machine, GLaDOS Style? Cool!).

But again, I shouldn't be complaining too much because "the Fans will love this laziness!". Look, I'm not stopping you to see it, because if you want, go ahead. I'm sure you'll like it better than I did. But if you loved The Last Jedi as much as I did, then be sure of the random madness that this movie will give you. Not awful, but certainly a spectacularly insufferable and artful mess.
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siteofsteeleDec 22, 2019
Let's put this movie into context, first and foremost it is a Disney movie so you can only expect so much. They really backed themselves into a corner with the first 2 in this trilogy and this movie feels like a compromise in an attempt toLet's put this movie into context, first and foremost it is a Disney movie so you can only expect so much. They really backed themselves into a corner with the first 2 in this trilogy and this movie feels like a compromise in an attempt to salvage the story. There was lots I didn't like in the movie but also there were things I did like, overall it was better than I was expecting but not by much. Expand
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ScharamantisDec 22, 2019
Pleasant turn of Rey's lineage to something what could have been handled better at the end. Still better then Last Jedi, which was not a Star Wars movie. This one however is a extremely hostile shape-shifting extraterrestrial organism as aPleasant turn of Rey's lineage to something what could have been handled better at the end. Still better then Last Jedi, which was not a Star Wars movie. This one however is a extremely hostile shape-shifting extraterrestrial organism as a result of poor writing and no trilogy concept at the beginning. Ian McDiarmid acting is flawless, Rey is doing good as well. I was very bored in every scene which was not involving the lightsaber. I liked Kylo Ren at the first movie. VIII. and now IX. made him one of the most worthless force user villains ever in SW universe. Ending was unfortunate and weak. Music not very original as well as the previous themes. Clearly just rip-offs, no creativity. Handling the continuation of the Saga is a disgrace and error which should be addressed. I will pray that Disney will learn their lesson and we will get something better from it in the future. Expand
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sanchezzDec 22, 2019
Too many random things happening with little time between each. References to the original trilogy make the movie bareable.
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EpicLadySpongeDec 20, 2019
After two amazing (this is going to be controversial, isn't it?) movies in the sequel trilogy, I legitimately thought that this was going to be better than The Last Jedi, but I was immediately wrong and I am completely disappointed when IAfter two amazing (this is going to be controversial, isn't it?) movies in the sequel trilogy, I legitimately thought that this was going to be better than The Last Jedi, but I was immediately wrong and I am completely disappointed when I found out that this movie decides to play it safe for majority of the movie by shoehorning things for the fans after their extreme hatred over The Last Jedi and not focusing much on creating a powerful end to a 42 year-old saga. I think this is going to go down as the worst Star Wars movie since The Phantom Menace back in 1999 and that should be saying something to a saga that started back in 1977. Expand
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MoreazDec 20, 2019
still better than episode 8. never, NEVER let Johnson make another starwars movie.
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Potzer01Dec 20, 2019
Drifting and lacking focus. Side quest after side quest to complete so that there is something for the characters to do. Just devoid of meaning, its transformers.
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TimW001Dec 20, 2019
Frantic Pacing. Within ten minutes our characters have reconnected and agreed to a suicide mission. Main characters are jumping all over the place to grab MacGuffin's to move the plot forward and move them where they need to be. Plot linesFrantic Pacing. Within ten minutes our characters have reconnected and agreed to a suicide mission. Main characters are jumping all over the place to grab MacGuffin's to move the plot forward and move them where they need to be. Plot lines are quickly resolved when no longer needed. Giant space battle at the end was pretty well done but our characters and the plot relied on 'Hope' and 'Belief'. A very cheesy movie. Expand
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JianZenDec 20, 2019
The culmination of the Skywalker Saga unfortunately disappoints in most regards. Abrams seems to just want to destroy all the work Johnson had achieved in The Last Jedi, and does so while failing to build anything like a well paced storyline.The culmination of the Skywalker Saga unfortunately disappoints in most regards. Abrams seems to just want to destroy all the work Johnson had achieved in The Last Jedi, and does so while failing to build anything like a well paced storyline. What follows is clunky and uninspired storyline: the first half goes by without anything interesting happening, and by the time the halfway point is reached the ending is obvious. What makes this even worse is certain particular character arcs which are brought to amazing heights in The Last Jedi only to be brought back to 'reality' with a thud as Abrams works his errata magic. This is practically insulting to what Johnson managed to do with his movie and is just confusing to watch.

There are upsides, however. John Williams and his team do an amazing job as always with the score, with the March of the Resistance being a stand out track. The acting is on the whole good, especially considering the lacklustre dialogue they were given. As with any Star Wars, the visual effects are amazing in themselves, and if you're going along purely for the spectacle and the magnificence of this Space Opera then you will probably have a great time. Overall, while Episode IX will always be remembered in my mind at least as the worst Star Wars, I would still recommend going to watch it. Whether you like it or not, this is the end of the saga that we have been waiting for.
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AleSkeDec 20, 2019
Nothing could have prepared me for now much of a disappointment this film was. The script was terribleand the plot was incoherent and dismissive of Star Wars lore. It was dull, with poorly executed moments that should have delivered emotion.Nothing could have prepared me for now much of a disappointment this film was. The script was terribleand the plot was incoherent and dismissive of Star Wars lore. It was dull, with poorly executed moments that should have delivered emotion. Most of the characters seemed to have no purpose. Expand
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TheBlurbDec 19, 2019
While the film has it’s moments, it is a convoluted mess of fan service, underhanded comments towards TLJ, and unanswered plots. The plot essentially undoes almost everything the previous films have done and throws a wrench into the story asWhile the film has it’s moments, it is a convoluted mess of fan service, underhanded comments towards TLJ, and unanswered plots. The plot essentially undoes almost everything the previous films have done and throws a wrench into the story as the “big reveal”. On top of this, many of the films scenes were copy and pasted from movies such as Endgame, Prisoner of Azkaban, The Philosophers Stone, among others. In the end, the film was exciting for some moments but delivered a convoluted, unsatisfying ending to this much beloved franchise. Expand
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ap3rd96Dec 20, 2019
Creating a new trilogy with no plan is not a great idea and that’s what they did. This movie really tries to undo episode 8, and fix the entire trilogy in one movie. Not enough time, all feels rushed and just thrown together. I’m not blamingCreating a new trilogy with no plan is not a great idea and that’s what they did. This movie really tries to undo episode 8, and fix the entire trilogy in one movie. Not enough time, all feels rushed and just thrown together. I’m not blaming JJ cause he had to takeover the mess Rian Johnson created, and he tried hard but for me this ending just doesn’t work. It’s sad, such a very underwhelming trilogy. Expand
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GerryBlueDec 20, 2019
It looks that JJ made some effort to try and fix whatever was left of the trilogy, but it was a very hard job. Movie feels like a cross between Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter, and looks like a Marvel flick. Very awkward pacing, as plotIt looks that JJ made some effort to try and fix whatever was left of the trilogy, but it was a very hard job. Movie feels like a cross between Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter, and looks like a Marvel flick. Very awkward pacing, as plot is just characters going from one place to another, very brief visits and even new and old characters and planets get, at most, five minutes screentime. Of course Rey is vindicated and becomes potentially the most powerful Jedi that ever lived. Some scenes are blatant rip-off (sorry, homages) of OT scenes. This feels like when you are trying to clean some mess in your report or homework, and end up tearing the sheet of paper, then putting it back together with scotch tape. It will get you a pass, but not very far in life.
Just watch the ending, you'll still understand it all
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sanipasckDec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is a shame.
In the prequels the ‘bad guy’, Anakin, had a good reason to be turned to the dark side, you could even sympathize with his situation. But this kid, kylo ren, just reflects the typical teenager who wants to be bad without any reason and disobey his parents. Just ridiculous.

The return of the emperor could somehow be explained, as he were a Darth Plagueis apprentice , who really had a deep knowledge about the dark side, and maybe the emperor did get made a clone of him.
This would be surprising, but not ‘non canon’.

HOWEVER, they reflected the emperor as a pathetic old man who can be defeated by a girl who didn’t get proper training. I really thought that maybe this film would be good, because I saw that there were more siths in the temple, and maybe the rule of two could disappear. But all that got blasted by a girl overpowered.

This film was better than the 8th, but I really miss George Lucas .
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ShaddockDec 20, 2019
Pacing issues, writing issues, cheap tricks to elicit what in my experience was still non existent audience reaction, and other issues led this to being a very pedestrian movie. The movie was better than 8 certainly, and did its part to landPacing issues, writing issues, cheap tricks to elicit what in my experience was still non existent audience reaction, and other issues led this to being a very pedestrian movie. The movie was better than 8 certainly, and did its part to land the trilogy back on a somewhat steady ground. Overall worth seeing and sufficiently wrapped up the story, but missed opportunities and issues abound. Expand
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CheapskateDec 20, 2019
I've been very positive about this trilogy. I liked Episode 7 and Episode 8 way more than most, but this movie was just bad. Not only do I dislike this movie, it retroactively makes my opinion of the previous ones degrade.

Also; what idiot
I've been very positive about this trilogy. I liked Episode 7 and Episode 8 way more than most, but this movie was just bad. Not only do I dislike this movie, it retroactively makes my opinion of the previous ones degrade.

Also; what idiot decided JJ Abrams was the man for this job? He's never written a satisfying ending in his life. He's admitted he can't write satisfying endings. Why have him make the last one?
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theRealLastJediDec 20, 2019
This movie is a confusing mess of a special effects epic with past and present Star Wars icons merging into a disappointingly swift end to the franchises most powerful evil protagonist. The only way you can safely traverse yourself throughThis movie is a confusing mess of a special effects epic with past and present Star Wars icons merging into a disappointingly swift end to the franchises most powerful evil protagonist. The only way you can safely traverse yourself through the jumbled lore breaking storyline, is to completely forget the previous 8 movies existed. Expand
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Spitfire_grahamDec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This might be end to the saga, but this really disappointed me. The story telling, the character development. I just felt meh, about it. It’s action packed, and got me emotional 2 times but that was it. What happened to R2-D2 in the first half instead we got some new droid. What happened to the knights of Ren? Why didn’t the command ship go to a higher altitude when they were trying to blow it up on horses? Sooo many questions. Expand
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Pricey90Dec 20, 2019
Alot of retconing, sadly the film was rushed and had alot of unwanted/ needed scenes. Ray is far to powerful, and has not been shown enough in training to warrant her over the top abilities. Sadly I also felt the ending was an insult to the original.
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MightyMilkyDec 20, 2019
It's jar jar Abrams star wars, what did you expect? This whole trilogy was a big flip and the 3rd installment doesn't help.
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Rodimus674Dec 20, 2019
This movie is not the ending of a star wars trilogy fans deserve. Rey gets to the point where she basically can do anything. The plot twist is a joke, characters are thrown at you and things happen in the movie without any explanation. If youThis movie is not the ending of a star wars trilogy fans deserve. Rey gets to the point where she basically can do anything. The plot twist is a joke, characters are thrown at you and things happen in the movie without any explanation. If you liked the last jedi you will like this, if not dont see this movie. Expand
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warrenpDec 21, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Spoilers ahead, be warned. I'll quickly bullet point the things I liked and disliked and then provide a summary conclusion.
LIKED (in no particular order):
- Ian McDiarmid's performance as Emperor Palpatine, fantastic as always.
- How Leia was addressed in this film.
- General Pryde. This is how the First Order leadership should be, not like Hux who comes across as slapstick.
- Babu Frik (just really liked the character)
- Utilisation of C3PO and how he was written seems consistent with the C3PO of old.
- Chewie getting a medal (cheesy but fitting)
- Light saber duel on the remnants of the Death Star II
- How RoS attempted to fix some of the issues with the last movie, although the downside of this is that it broke the immersion.
- Rey's character given a bit more depth in this movie and finally faced some meaningful challenges.
- The Rey and Kylo dynamic was solid in this movie and both Daisy and Adam both gave great performances.
DISLIKED (in no particular order):
- Over use of fan service. Fan service should be used sparingly and the core focus should be on organically moving forward the story.
- Movie pace too scattered and frantic and not enough breathing space.
- Too many McGuffins, the whole movie felt like a giant scavenger hunt. The McGuffins also seemed to be simple plug'n'play devices that you just connect to your space usb-c and away you go. Where is the lore and history?.. these are supposed to be Sith artifacts.
- The slapstick humor (very immersion breaking). By all means have some humor, but don't make it slapstick.
- Palpatine telegraphing to the galaxy by threatening revenge. Palps is a master of patience and deception, playing his cards too early is not his modus operandi!
- Palpatine getting beaten so easily. This guy has amassed a huge knowledge of the dark side and would have anticipated how his own force lightening may have been used against him.
- Luke's x-wing being fully operational when given to Rey. You can tell it was damaged from 'The Last Jedi'.. how is it immediately useable?
- The horses on the Star Destroyer just seemed very out of place - Lack of perceived threat level by the First Order or Final Order, this is generally because they either yell a lot or are complete buffoons. The Empire were measured, cold, clinical, and calculated. - Referencing the plot holes from the previous movie felt hugely immersion breaking.
- Having huge chunks of the Death Star II still intact on Kef Bir, did JJ and Chris Terrio not see ROTJ and the huge explosion at the end?
- Light speed skipping?! Han takes calculated risks, while Poe takes careless risks.
- They fly now, they fly now, they fly now. Do these people live in the Star Wars universe?
- Story of this movie and the trilogy is mostly a re-skinned tired re-tread of the OT, - Finn under utilised. Finn had potentially one of the better story arcs of the trilogy but this wasn't really capitalised on.

SUMMARY:
Having now seen the entire Sequel Trilogy I am left thinking what was the point of all this?! This movie and for that matter the whole sequel trilogy represent a failure of planning, imagination, and story telling. I still believe that Disney has the potential to create a movie of the same calibre as the OT, but they need to stop treating Star Wars as the cinema version of fast food.
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CaddercrashDec 21, 2019
Had a good time watching it. Not a great movie though. It proves that they had no idea what they were going to do with the plot at any stage and just decided to wing it.
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SoldanoDec 21, 2019
This review section is insane, people either give it a 9 or a Zero. None of which the movie deserves. It makes it look like people either live it or hate it but in real life people generally seem to be more of the "was ok but flawed" opinion.This review section is insane, people either give it a 9 or a Zero. None of which the movie deserves. It makes it look like people either live it or hate it but in real life people generally seem to be more of the "was ok but flawed" opinion. This is not thE last jedi. In fact it does everything it possibly can to distance itself from it, sometimes awkwardly.
Bottom line it was a fun movie, bit it makes absolutely no sense in terms of star wars lore.
Ironically the final score of 54 is probably more reflective of reality
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rongCHDec 21, 2019
This movie tells SW fans very strongly that whoever is in charge has no idea what SW is, a senseless, meaningless and convoluted plot, a story that didn't go anywhere and the replacement of iconic characters for store brand ones has been theThis movie tells SW fans very strongly that whoever is in charge has no idea what SW is, a senseless, meaningless and convoluted plot, a story that didn't go anywhere and the replacement of iconic characters for store brand ones has been the trademark of this Disney trilogy, for Disney to think that they can control what is canon is "hubris". Expand
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JLuis_001Dec 21, 2019
65/100

When The Force Awakens was released the vast majority of fans liked it. They were practically watching a remake of A New Hope but it was enough for them. Although they never liked Rey. That damn feminist agenda right? The Last Jedi
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When The Force Awakens was released the vast majority of fans liked it. They were practically watching a remake of A New Hope but it was enough for them. Although they never liked Rey. That damn feminist agenda right?

The Last Jedi took that from them, it got away from the formula and they went crazy. Who was that Rian Johnson and how he dare to change the characters that only they know how they should act?

They did not give them what they wanted and that annoyed them and it's ironic because many times they have complained about the saga and its direction and if something has become clear to me it's that the great majority only want the same, like in the original trilogy. And what does that mean? Fan service. And that's what Star Wars has become.

You don't believe me? Ask fans about the scene they liked the most about Rogue One.
Vader's scene. A fan service scene. And the fear of losing the ''fans'' forced Disney to undo what they were creating, they also threw Johnson and his film under the bus and they practically announced this new film like the one that came to fix the disaster. A shame and an insult to the director's work.

Rise of Skywalker in my opinion represents a setback and it doesn't matter that this is supposed to be the ending. It's a setback because they decided to play it safe and submit to the whims of the audience.
While that does not translate into poor quality, it doesn't represent something worth mentioning either. Star Wars represents pure and good entertainment but when it lacks surprises and feels so safe and predictable it means that you're sacrificing any emotional resonance and when it comes to the end of the 9 episodes, that emotion is simply not there. That shot of Rey looking at the two suns should have felt overwhelming and thrilling and I don't know about you but I didn't feel it and that was a huge letdown. And that's what separates this ending from Return of The Jedi and Revenge of the Sith, even though it was known what would happen in Episode III, despite the mistakes there was emotion, here was like finishing the business. I don't consider myself a die-hard fanatic of Star Wars but I do like the saga a lot, yet in order to survive, even of its toxic fandom, they have to dare to try new stuff and forget about the original trilogy because to live in the past is to die in the present and for the saga to have a future, looking forward is the only way. It's a very well made and entertaining film and it was a decent ending for this trilogy but quite an underwhelming conclusion for the saga as a whole.

And the Knights of Ren? What a **** disappointment.
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PjaysDec 22, 2019
This movie is all over the place and is riddled with plot holes. So many scenes were set up to have emotional weight but are quickly thrown aside. It feels cheap and all of it’s epic moments feel unearned. I only semi enjoyed it because itThis movie is all over the place and is riddled with plot holes. So many scenes were set up to have emotional weight but are quickly thrown aside. It feels cheap and all of it’s epic moments feel unearned. I only semi enjoyed it because it has cool visuals and I like the Star Wars universe. Expand
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sbowesukDec 22, 2019
So this is how 42 years worth of Skywalker saga ends, with a whimper. The Rise of Skywalker is the result of looking inside the mystery box, and nothing looks back. On the bright side, this movie fixes most of the transgressions committed bySo this is how 42 years worth of Skywalker saga ends, with a whimper. The Rise of Skywalker is the result of looking inside the mystery box, and nothing looks back. On the bright side, this movie fixes most of the transgressions committed by The Last Jedi, and throws that movie in the trash where it belongs. Expand
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prozenconnsDec 22, 2019
This thing felt like 2 movies crammed into one, JJ Abrams desperately trying to salvage any direction for this trilogy to go in. Ultimately the only compliments i can give it are that they did well with Leia considering Carrie Fishers passingThis thing felt like 2 movies crammed into one, JJ Abrams desperately trying to salvage any direction for this trilogy to go in. Ultimately the only compliments i can give it are that they did well with Leia considering Carrie Fishers passing a few years back, The music is amazing as always, and the actors try their best. Adam Driver and John Williams carried this movie harder than theyve ever had to carry a production before.

The whole thing is a muddled mess, even being a visual downgrade from The Last Jedi with sections of the movie you can barely even see and almost no memorable shots. characters and plot points make very little sense, new extremely impactful force powers introduced out of nowhere, and what felt like a dozen fakeouts, several of which were downright insulting, and none of it is properly explained or presented reasonably. I struggle to think of a single character who wasnt mistreated by this movie, even Rey loses her characterisation and relatability in favour of making her even more powerful than she already was.

and worst of all, They uproot Anakin Skywalkers place as the chosen one and try to fool you with one line of dialogue. This movie is insulting not only to the audience, but the very franchise its a part of.

TFA told us the OT didnt matter, TLJ told us TFA didnt matter, and now RoS tells us not only does TLJ not matter, but neither do the prequels. Star Wars fans got Game of Thrones season 8'd.
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geaston23Dec 22, 2019
Bit of a confusing finish to this mixed up trilogy. This movie just felt like a “what can we throw in to make it more Star Wars”. This, in part, is a consequence the decisions taken by RJ in the previous instalment. This trilogy, from aBit of a confusing finish to this mixed up trilogy. This movie just felt like a “what can we throw in to make it more Star Wars”. This, in part, is a consequence the decisions taken by RJ in the previous instalment. This trilogy, from a narrative perspective, absolutely destroys the lore of the the OT and PT. It feels (the whole trilogy) like expensive, poorly written fan fic. That being said, if you want to see endless action, dressed in excellent Star Wars effects, and can forget this is supposed to be the end of a trilogy then go see it. A mediocre popcorn movie that is good to look at. Expand
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Michael_MartinDec 22, 2019
I've always tread the middle road when it comes to these new star wars movies. This movie contained so much potential that it was a true disappointment when it didn't come to fruition like I had hoped. This movie really fell apart at the endI've always tread the middle road when it comes to these new star wars movies. This movie contained so much potential that it was a true disappointment when it didn't come to fruition like I had hoped. This movie really fell apart at the end for me. It felt like JJ cut corners in the final battle and it never hit the epic climax I think most people were looking for. There is a whole bunch to like, but there is also a whole bunch to dislike. A decent movie, but a bad star wars movie. Expand
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BoukmanDec 23, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off, I came into the movie with an open mind and I really wanted to celebrate the end of a great cultural era. This movie benefits from massive CGI budgets and enticing action scenes. However, the movie failed to imbue a sense of importance with the weak storyline. This movie felt RUSHED and at times it felt like I was watching two different movies. There were moments where I wanted to cheer and moments that left me literally scratching my head.

SO many plotholes in the story make it feel like a disjointed experience throughout. ALSO, the movie kills or saves characters depending on how convenient it is to the "story". I'm pretty sure when they blew up that planet, a certain somebody was on the ground. They then magically show up at the end? Oh Lord, what they did to Finn's character as well removed any depth they had cultivated. Finn’s character has been reduced to screaming “REY” over and over again. They also screwed him over with a particular piece of dialogue he wanted to tell Rey but didn’t. My guess is that Finn wanted to revea
l he was force-sensitive in some way but they didn’t give him the honor! You have a whole movie where Finn is basically told to shut up and move along, to his own detriment. I do not like how actors of color have been handled in this sequel trilogy. I’m not some SJW, but they didn’t give any depth to the black and brown characters on screen. It was as if they were checking off a diversity checklist. I’m not complaining about the supporting cast, I’m talking about the lack of depth given to characters like Finn or his first order friend. I wish I could be more positive about it, but if you seriously break down the plot it falls apart very fast. I was left shaking my head about 10 to 15 times in this movie, visibly upset at many of the choices made. Poe did a great job in this movie! I loved his character arc, although the light speed skipping thing MADE 0 SENSE. Why would he pull such a dangerous move with only three enemy fighters behind him? We’ve seen the Falcon kill more baddies before. Why does it necessitate performing this dangerous maneuver? PLOT, that’s why. They wanted to setup Poe as this infallible, god-tier pilot, which worked for most of the movie but left me confused at points. I also like how they keep the gang together, which makes this movie much better than TLJ. I was not satisfied with the story, I could only suspend my disbelief until it got ridiculous. YES, i enjoy action scenes, but that's just good production, not good storytelling. The score is AMAZING, John Williams did it again. The comedic elements of the script hit about 60% of the time. I left the theater feeling dejected and numb. I won't be going to the theaters to watch this movie again. The way they used Palpatine was just weak as hell and made Anakin's sacrifice feel so insignificant. How is this movie about the Skywalkers but they don’t bring back ANAKIN? Not even as a force ghost?! Fans, go watch it for yourselves but this movie left nothing but a sour taste in my mouth. This movie didn't excel because of the mistakes made by Rian Johnson, something this film is quick to point out every step of the way. It's like they made Ep 7 and skipped 8, then made 9. That's literally what this feels like. HOW could Palps have amassed a fleet of destroyers FULLY STAFFED? Who fed these humans? The movie moves much too quickly for you to question ANYTHING. The way this movie was edited created a jumbled pace that made the movie hard to follow. The back and forth between characters are appreciated but the humor falls flat in more than 50% of the scenes. They also wasted Lando’s role in the movie; it just doesn’t make sense!

This not a cohesive story and just takes us on an empty ride. It weaponizes nostalgia against the fan base to make us cough up money. This was not a good story and I'm not happy about this. The Palpatine arc was so weak... I believe they wasted the great Emperor by bringing him back.
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nutcrackrDec 28, 2019
Rise of Skywalker finally brings balance to the force; both critics and audiences seem to hate it roughly the same. I love democracy.

The plot itself is a mess, full of MacGuffins and conveniences. The first 30 minutes are completely
Rise of Skywalker finally brings balance to the force; both critics and audiences seem to hate it roughly the same. I love democracy.

The plot itself is a mess, full of MacGuffins and conveniences. The first 30 minutes are completely hyperactive to the point where it's tiring and the film never recovers. We see a gross overuse of nostalgia and a return of a foe that should never have come back. Lame one-liners are not funny or clever. The overarching plot is designed to make it seem busy but it's just cluttered with random happenings. Why was it so hard to craft a three-movie plot arc? All the new characters (Finn, Poe, Rey etc) don't have anything to say for themselves. We don't know them worth a damn. Even Rose was relegated to a nothing character, possibly in response to her backlash. Hux was pointless and is also given nothing. It's like they looked at criticism and decided the best way to address it was to sweep the characters under the rug and keep audiences' attention diverted. The old heroes died for nothing and the franchise dies along with them.
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TheWaffleDec 28, 2019
Watching Rey and Kylo Ren battle on the ruined remains of the Death Star feels like such an appropriate and pathetic metaphor for Episode 9. Rise of Skywalker is like a dog picking at the leftovers of something that's been dead for years. TheWatching Rey and Kylo Ren battle on the ruined remains of the Death Star feels like such an appropriate and pathetic metaphor for Episode 9. Rise of Skywalker is like a dog picking at the leftovers of something that's been dead for years. The Last Jedi was bad, but that movie didn't force them to center Episode 9 around a fleet of 10,000 star destroyers, each armed with a Death Star laser. The plot was nonsensical, there are so many plot holes and logical inconsistencies, and the pacing was so jarringly fast. The cast and special effects departments did a great job, but it was in service of a contrived script. There are so many moments that are meant to tug at your heart strings, but I just felt nothing. Expand
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QlachPLJan 1, 2020
I didn't have high expectations but I didn't expect such a bad movie. script and dialogues 1/10 visual side 7/10 - it is very sad to end the most important saga in cinematography in this way.
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Shameonus3Jan 4, 2020
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is like two movies play on top of each other and I equally laughed with it and at it. I really wish Rian Johnson got his own trilogy Expand
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TaifoodDec 20, 2019
The pacing was too fast. It was hard for me to care. It also fit like 3 movies into one. Not really sure why Lucasfilm couldn’t create a coherent trilogy so this wouldn’t be needed.
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Ozzie84Dec 20, 2019
Although it is closer to Star Wars roots, the lack of a cohesive storytelling in this latest trilogy is now more evident than ever and I hope Disney take some pause and perform a conscious root cause analysis of what went wrong so it canAlthough it is closer to Star Wars roots, the lack of a cohesive storytelling in this latest trilogy is now more evident than ever and I hope Disney take some pause and perform a conscious root cause analysis of what went wrong so it can create consistent high quality Star Wars content in the future. A figure like Kevin Feige overseeing future development for the Star Wars franchise is sorely needed (Kathleen Kennedy has not been up to the task). Expand
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CaptiosusDec 20, 2019
Built on the foundation of two mediocre films before it, The Rise of Skywalker manages only to reach slightly higher levels of mediocrity than its predecessors. The film is two hours of frenetic pacing and hurried, cliché writing as J.J.Built on the foundation of two mediocre films before it, The Rise of Skywalker manages only to reach slightly higher levels of mediocrity than its predecessors. The film is two hours of frenetic pacing and hurried, cliché writing as J.J. Abrams tries to erase Rian Johnson's Episode 8 tragedy and speed to a conclusion of his own. The result is a film that never stops moving, never allows for any real emotional connections when certain big events transpire, and turns into a Michael Bay-esque action-shot-o-rama.

There's plenty of fan service to be had, which is fine, but it's clearly being used to gloss over the major shortcomings the film has. Lots of retcons (not just of Ep 8 but also some of Abrams' own Ep 7), lots of plot holes, and a lot more Mary Sue Rey. Whether they realized it or not, the writers essentially lifted the Palpatine plot from the [now non-canon] book 'Dark Empire II' -- and that makes me ponder just how much better this could have been had Disney adapted the post-Return of the Jedi Extended Universe into a proper trilogy rather than throw the entire EU into the trashcan.

Say what you will about the Lucas prequel trilogy: They were full of Lucas' 'complete control' excess with a lot of bad writing but at least they told a mostly consistent story which Lucas had a planned start, middle, and ending for. This Disney sequel trilogy has been a bumbling, incoherent, inconsistent mess from start to finish and the only thought I left the theater with was: Thank God we're done with this Disney travesty for the foreseeable future. At least we have The Mandalorian to look forward to and if Disney is smart they would: A) Hand off the reins to the film franchise to Dave Filoni and Jon Faverau, and, B) let the Star Wars film franchise rest for several years before bringing out anything else.
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itsDimitriDec 21, 2019
Episode VII brought in a bunch of new characters, some of which were great. Yet it failed to impress due to bad execution and the plot being too much of a copy of Episode IV. It did however have the potential to set up a great trilogy.Episode VII brought in a bunch of new characters, some of which were great. Yet it failed to impress due to bad execution and the plot being too much of a copy of Episode IV. It did however have the potential to set up a great trilogy.
Episode VIII then threw all of that out the window, turned the best of the new characters into a comedy relief and his only interresting and emotional scene into a cringefest, while the established characters were turned on their head or just killed in the background and the movie got lost in pointless sideplots.

Episode IX - well...
It relies on bringing back the villain of the previous trilogy from the dead, which would have been a decent plot twist had it not been spoiled by the trailers.
Great start...

Since the predecessors did such a poor job of building up story and characters the movie has to spend its first half doing that, leading to massive pacing issues.
Abrams throws in some of the cheapest and most uncreative tropes possible to archieve this and keep the plot going, using the overly fast pacing to distract from how outright stupid and artificial the whole thing is.

The second half seems much better on the surface, but falls apart as soon as you turn your brain on.
Many scenes require you to just accept that a certain premise is true even though its painfully obvious how nonsensical it is, a lot of other things are just so awfully convenient for the plot that they feel extremely unnatural.
And the force is completely bent into oblivion, now being capable of teleportation and whatever else.

And the End...
That might have actually been at least decent, had Rey been built up as a character that you could care about and be emotionally invested in.
But aside from 2-3 scenes she is as bland and unlikable as ever so it just doesnt really work.
Also aspects of it are copied from Episode VI...

The reason why Im not giving it a trash rating despite all of this is that there are some genuinely good moments of character interaction and because it is obvious that most of these problems arent really the fault of this film but of its predecessor.
Abrams was given an impossible task with this and even though you can see he tried, it ended as one would expect.
Had they made this a two-part movie it propably would have worked much better as there would have been much more time to build the plot and the characters, but that wasnt an option aparently.
The result feels more like a rushed atempt at damage control than like a worthy conclusion to a trilogy.

The movie isnt good, but its propably about as good as it ever could have been under these screwed up circumstances.
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KarenXDec 22, 2019
It looked beautiful - the digital and practical effects were flawless. The music as always, superb. But it was just meh. Nothing fresh, nothing new, and way too much fan service - you get the feeling they created the script from a checkIt looked beautiful - the digital and practical effects were flawless. The music as always, superb. But it was just meh. Nothing fresh, nothing new, and way too much fan service - you get the feeling they created the script from a check list of things they wanted to include. Not having a clear plan from the beginning finally caught up to the story telling of this trilogy and we were left with a muddled and confused story that looked to the past too much. Expand
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tedmDec 19, 2019
A boring souless thing wearing star wars skin. Id be more mad if i cared about anything that happened but I don't. I feel tired, really tired. meh
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NauticalMilesDec 19, 2019
Rise of Skywalker feels like a grand love letter to a legendary saga, but in an attempt to be a "grand finale" for the whole series, it fails to do anything of merit on its own terms. Rise of Skywalker isn't entertaining for what the *it*Rise of Skywalker feels like a grand love letter to a legendary saga, but in an attempt to be a "grand finale" for the whole series, it fails to do anything of merit on its own terms. Rise of Skywalker isn't entertaining for what the *it* does, but rather how it answers the questions and fan speculations set up from the previous films. It makes for a movie that is not boring beginning to end, but is ultimately unsatisfying and not memorable. Years from now, I doubt Rise of Skywalker will leave any legacy outside of being the "finale." It is clear there was no clear plan from The Force Awakens on how they wanted the overarching trilogy to play out, and many of the answers this film gives feel like an after thought. Characters are forced in for the sake of being there, big reveals are scoffed over just to get to the next scene in the movie. I strongly suspect many long Star Wars fans will be angry at how The Emperor was used in this movie, as his presence is insulting to previous movie's narratives, and his potential for a reappearance goes mostly wasted. The movie's characters have poor motivations and growth, the story they're in is messy. Pacing is practically non-existent, and scenes are connected through obvious string pulling. So much of what this story does is pulled out of thin air, and a lack of build up or moments to breathe make the important parts have less meaning. Rise of Skywalker is like a fireworks show, it's fun to sit through just to see what happens, but later you probably couldn't tell anyone what actually stuck with you other than "it was cool" Expand
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kypkatarnDec 19, 2019
It was an ok movie out of entertainment value, but the star wars magic is absent. The plot is just dumb, and messy. Adam Driver was great as always, and it was to fun to see Ian Mcdiarmid return to a star wars movie, but it could have beenIt was an ok movie out of entertainment value, but the star wars magic is absent. The plot is just dumb, and messy. Adam Driver was great as always, and it was to fun to see Ian Mcdiarmid return to a star wars movie, but it could have been handled better. The movie didn't take any risks, and it bugged me a lot. Not worse than Attack of the Clones, but close. Expand
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he110meDec 19, 2019
Better than TLJ. In fact, it sweeps as much of TLJ under the rug as possible. Disney's biggest mistake was changing directors mid-trilogy, and letting the second director close off what the first director set up. Knowing what it was, it wasBetter than TLJ. In fact, it sweeps as much of TLJ under the rug as possible. Disney's biggest mistake was changing directors mid-trilogy, and letting the second director close off what the first director set up. Knowing what it was, it was entertaining enough. Solo was better. Also, epilepsy warning on the entire last part of the film. Expand
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alberto45Dec 19, 2019
Not a bad movie, but not a good Star Wars Trilogy.
It's more 3 differents movies with differents director's visions. Pity ....i don't really want to watch it again
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SantiagoSchwDec 20, 2019
Had some entertaining moments, was worth the ticket. Can't say much more. I do think it did miracles with what was left after VIII, which they retconed almost completely. An acceptable ending for an absolute sh*t and completely forgetableHad some entertaining moments, was worth the ticket. Can't say much more. I do think it did miracles with what was left after VIII, which they retconed almost completely. An acceptable ending for an absolute sh*t and completely forgetable trilogy. I really believe their did their best.

It did feel rushed, but I can live with that given that it had to deal in 150 minutes what was supposed to be done in 2 movies. Glad it's over.
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RealPeopleDec 20, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All the talk of ignoring TLJ I don’t get. I for one wish they retconned more. I felt this was an ok follow up to TLJ. Hard for these movies to resonate after all the time I’ve spent with Star Wars. So many quality EU stories have been created and Disney is just not brave enough to mess with the OT enough. We will get all of the ideas fleshed out from TLJ, eventually. We will see Rey train Finn in a few years. We can even see Lucas return for a trilogy now. I’m glad the Disney Skywalker incest story is over. They did not do as good a job as say the Heir to the Empire story line. They were not brave enough with this latest trilogy. I’m still glad they tried and I’m excited for more. I did like Lando and many parts of this final movie. It did not push me away like TLJ. But I’m already trying to forget the entire thing and move on. They tried to both move on and concoct a OT SkyWalker Story, they should have done one or the other. We would always come back for more. We didn’t need force-fed new characters. This is just one version of many, keep hope, there will be hits and misses. But my Luke and Leia stories will always live in the EU. My recommendation is to go read Zahns first trilogy and Jedi Academy books to really see a good Star Wars story. But for this movie go and make some noise and make the audience your show and enjoy yourself! This movie has more good then bad, but I chose to hold on to other versions of Luke’s story. Go and cheer, go high five strangers, clap, cheer, and feel free to debate and chastise the story too. We are all a part of this story, we are all related when it comes to Star Wars, like it or not. Expand
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