Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★★★

This film is not the best Star Wars film. It's not even the best of the new films overall. What it is is entertaining, but also a big step down from the truly excellent The Last Jedi. As a close to the Skywalker saga, it works well enough, but one cannot help but feel like some decisions in this film were made in response to the worst people. I still liked it for what it is but I really do wish we'd gotten more. More Rose Tico. More respect towards the work of Rian Johnson. More respect towards the people who stuck with these films rather than those who did nothing but act like entitled dicks. But we can only work with what we got.