Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

audience Reviews

, 86% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Star Wars Rise Of Skywalker - 6/10. Saw Star Wars Episode 9 during the holidays and totally forgot to post the review. Rise Of Skywalker is a decent, but underwhelming end to a trilogy that started off strong with Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the finale, and though he is able to make a way to a resolution after the way The Last Jedi ended, he sadly has to resort to bringing back an old villain in Palpatine. Palpatine is no where to be heard or seen in the previous two films, so his reveal as the mastermind is extremely confusing and underwhelming. Rey and her comrades are fighting for the universe, while Kylo Ren is still hell bent on winning for the dark side. Though, this battle should create a lot of spectacular sequences for the finale, Rise kind of feels a little flat in terms of excitement. The action sequences look cool and are grand, but they're missing something. It almost feels like things just happen for the sake of the story to end. Kylo gets a nice end to his story arc, while the twist with Rey's lineage just feels unwanted. If she ended up being a nobody and still saved the universe, it would have super poignant and meaningful. It would have given the meaning of "may the force be with you" a lot more depth. But with the twist, it just didn't sit well. Daisy Ridley does deliver a great performance though, and its cool to see how she delivers in her final performance in that character. As for the films other technical departments, it scores in production and music. John Williams delivers yet another wonderful soundtrack, and it will sad and tough to know that this will be his last Star Wars film. All in all, Rise of Skywalker works but plays it safe a little too much. Hopefully, when the new series starts up, they will opt for a more challenging storyline that doesn't focus on familiarity.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    This is not a bad movie. It's quite an enjoyable one to be honest. But I can't rate it as one because of what it represents. The Force Awakens was fun, but it was kind of a re-hash of a new hope. But The Last Jedi was not just a fun movie, but it also took the series in a new direction - But because Star Wars fans hate anything new, disney got cold feet with this one and just did Return Of The Jedi again. The leaked Duel Of The Fates script was so, so much better than this re-hash, but Star Wars fans would have pulled it to pieces.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    There's a handful of inspired moments, but The Rise of Skywalker fails to deliver a satisfying end to the sequel trilogy due to its leaps in logic, overstuffed narrative, and scatterbrained direction that undoes a lot of The Last Jedi's plot.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    This film is a mixed bag for me, I was thinking I would hate it but I enjoyed it more than I thought but it doesn't really play well after multiple viewings. A lot of pressure fell on J.J. Abrams to end this on a good note and the pressure shows as he again copies plot lines and ideas from previous movies. If Disney wants to do any more Star Wars movies, I hope they move away from the ideas that ruined Episodes VIII and IX.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Better than the Last Jedi. Still ranks in the bottom 3 of the 11 movies in the Star Wars series.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    A sad ending for a sad saga. Terrible acting, no ideas whatsoever, special effects are not enough to honor Star Wars. I will thrash this last 3 movies as if they never happened.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    JJ Abrams truly could not have made a worse Star Wars movie if he tried.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Ok is it visually pleasing? Yes. And am I a gay starved for representation? Also yes. Idk maybe if I was high I'd like the movie more.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Terrible movie by a director that doesnt watch or like the original material. Movie is so fast paced and devoid of anything meaningful. The logical loopholes and plotholes are so bad that you will cringe all the way. Its the sad ending of a horrible saga. Ruining the past along with its future. Its a movie for people who doesnt like Star Wars, not good movies and hates logic. Do no watch unless you are a bland human with nothing real in your life.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Though it might not necessarily be the worst Star Wars movie by conventional film standards, it's the worst in terms of what it means to the overarching saga. The choices made here were truly awful, with each story beat undoing some fascinating development that had been planted in Episode VIII.