Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★★

I‘m really torn on this one. On the one hand it‘s very entertaining throughout, fantastic action and all the things you love about Star Wars and it finishes the trilogy in somewhat satisfying fashion. 

But, the big BUT: so much fan-service. so much turning back the decisions Rian Johnson made in „The Last Jedi“. Like they took all the things those vocal „Last Jedi“ haters complained about seriously and gave them whatever they wanted. „Let the past die“ - „I don‘t think so, I‘ll bring it back tenfold“. „Rey is nobody“ - „Nope, of course she‘s a descendant of someone we‘ve seen in previous films“, character developments completely forgotten... and the list goes on. So much unexplained nonsense that doesn’t work at all and ruins not only this film but all previous films as well. 

It‘s like J.J. wanted to give Rian Johnson a big fat 300 Million $ finger.

Edit: now downgrading to 2 stars since the more I think about it the more issues I have with it. Fuckin hell JJ, what were you thinking?

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