Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★★

A souless cash-grab that sets the record for most Macguffins and Deus Ex Machina ever in a single film. Every plot point felt like it was made up by a 7-year-old -- "And then this happened! And then this happened!" -- without any regard to what came before. Was there an Episode 8.5 that I missed? Two stars for some visually interesting shots and a lesbian kiss that is sure to piss off the Star Wars incels.

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