Star Wars: Rise of Disappointment


Anthony Ponton, Feature's Editor


Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker released on December 20, 2019, being the last movie in the Skywalker saga. On opening day millions of fans watch the movie they have been waiting for, and are left with mixed feelings…

Before I start this review will contain spoilers to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker takes place after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After Emperor Palpatine’s after discovered to be alive, Kylo Ren sought out a way to find him. After he found a device called “Sith Wayfinder,” which he uses to find the planet Exegol. There he finds Emperor Palpatine, which he tells him to find and kill Rey. Meanwhile Rey has been training to face the First Order. They find out from a spy that Palpatine is alive on Exegol, which they search for a way to get there while Kylo Ren searches for a way to kill Rey.

A picture of Rey and Kylo Fightings

Rey and Kylo Ren fighting

What Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker did great was handling Lando Calrissian coming back and his story throughout the movie. He doesn’t feel too powerful, like he is invincible, but it is noticeable that he is in the movie to be for toy sales. Another great part about the movie is the music/score. John Williams, the creator of the music, used music from the other 8 star wars movies in the Skywalker saga to create a great collage of music. What the movie didn’t do well was the ending. The ending was not satisfying for one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. Rey and “Ben’s” kiss didn’t need to be there, especially for a story rich movie. The biggest controversy in this movie and my least favorite part about it is the Rey Skywalker scene. It felt so corny and predictable.

Many people did not like the movie, like Dana Middle School Student Marco Fistikoglu which said “I think it is garbage, but better thnt The Last Jedi.” Rotten Tomato critics give a movie a base rating of 52%, the lowest of all Star Wars movie while the fans give it a 82% rating. One of these critics named Richard Brody said “The hermetic logic of the plot is as impeccable as it is ridiculous. It’s a drama crafted with robotic insularity for the consumption of viewers being rendered robotic at each moment of the soullessly uniform spectacle.” I personally think this movie is a huge disappointment for the lead up from the other movies. I would give this 5/10 stars.

Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker is the end of a saga of controversy, and the beginning of a new era for Star Wars.