Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review




Michael Ward, Movie/Game Reviewer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a massive disappointment to my dad and me after leaving the theater.

The movie’s first act is way too fast-paced with special effects that are good.  However, there is an overabundance of them, so they cloud up the screen making it so that the viewer cannot tell what is going on. The first act also has extremely fast jump cuts that reminded me of flashback sequences in other movies.

Furthermore, the plot is an absolute mess that makes no sense, and feels like it was written in a day.

Lando shows up just for fan service.  He could be taken out of the movie and nothing would change.  Kylo Ren barely talks, and I think there were probably more scenes that they cut out because of time constraints.

Overall, I think the main problem with the new Star Wars movies is the notion that Star Wars is made for kids, and I think that is not true. I believe the magic of Star Wars was that it was for everyone.  It did not matter if you were young, a teenager, or old- it was made for all people to enjoy.  This new movie is lacking soul and merit.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is style over substance.

I give this movie a 4/10.