Excerpt: unnecessary exposition delivered with the pummeling speed of a tennis ball machine, colliding logic, lack of consequence for momentous setbacks and a sense of inevitability…makes J.J. Abrams’ capper to the original saga a disappointment.
Excerpt: J.J.Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a somewhat disappointing conclusion to the decades-old franchise, favoring an overload of visual spectacle, pandering to fanservice and feeding our nostalgia itch over an engagingly good story.
Excerpt: The toxic Star Wars fanboys are to blame for how trepidatious and unoriginal The Rise Of Skywalker turned out. While worth watching in theaters, there’s no confidence, no attempt in making new art.
Excerpt: After watching Rise of Skywalker, it seems obvious that J.J. Abrams was royally pissed at Johnson’s movie. So, in the last Star Wars movie that will feature the ongoing space adventures of the Skywalkers, Abrams reversed – I think the kids call it retconning – just about everything Johnson established in Last Jedi.