As the last installment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker I had a lot at stake. After the consecutive successes of The awakening of the force Y Rogue one, Lucasfilm started hitting a rough patch. First came the divisive answer to The Last Jedi. Then, just a few months later, Alone with a lower performance, which led Lucasfilm to rethink his entire strategy.
The rise of Skywalker necessary to restore the old glory of the saga, find a satisfactory end to the sequel trilogy and unite the three trilogies. On almost all fronts, J.J. Abrams’ movie has fallen tragically short. While approaching a $ 1 billion worldwide box office, the film has earned the weakest criticism in the series’ history. Actually, share that dubious honor with each other Star Wars movie.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” divided fans and critics
What should have been Star Wars‘Bright moment has been everything but. If something, The rise of Skywalker It has deepened the division between fans and critics. Critical issues such as the true identity of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the return of Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) underline how poorly conceived the sequel trilogy has been from the beginning.
The Last Jedi tried to build on The awakening of the force and take the saga to new directions. Whether those instructions were what fans want or not is another story. In the process, the fandom was divided into those who prefer the focus of one film over the other. So The rise of Skywalker It tries to please everyone and, in essence, ends without its own narrative approach.
In fact, as well as The Last Jedi frustrated fans and delighted critics, the opposite is true with The rise of Skywalker. Just when he Star Wars The saga is supposed to be repairing old wounds, refusing to let the past die. The result is an entry that is far from being the pinnacle of the greatest triumph of the saga.
The final entry of the saga is also the worst reviewed
In fact, critics are so disgusted with The rise of Skywalker which is at the bottom of the list of the best reviewed Star Wars films. With only 53 percent positive reviews about Rotten Tomatoes, the Abrams movie is Rotten. But at least he is not alone. Apart from the lively Star Wars, clone wars, The phantom menace It is the only other Rotten movie in the saga, also with a 53 percent rating.
That movie, of course, is known for its poor quality screenplay, wooden performances and the infamous Jar Jar Binks. So it says a lot about how critics feel about The rise of Skywalker to see it at the same level as The phantom menace. Even Attack of the clones and their dripping romance has a higher rating, with 65 percent of Fresco.
For the sake of comparisons, the other two films of the sequel trilogy: The awakening of the force Y The Last Jedi – They are among the best reviewed. The old ties with A new hope with a rating of 93 percent of Fresh, while the latter has an orderly 91 percent. Rogue one, Revenge of the SithY Alone continue with 83 percent, 80 percent and 70 percent, respectively.
Of course the Star Wars Rotten Tomatoes highest rated movie is 1980 The Empire Strikes Back With 94 percent fresh. That delivery has long been considered a fan favorite and it could be said that it is the most beloved of the saga. Therefore, it is logical that the critical consensus supports that conclusion.
“Star Wars” still has a bright spot right now
Those less than stellar criticisms for The rise of Skywalker It might not be what Lucasfilm expected. However, it only highlights the need for the saga to rest a little. Even the cast of the movie thinks the franchise needs to slow down in the future. And hopefully, Star Wars You can return to the big screen updated and ready to go.
As for the future, Lucasfilm still has a lot to get excited about. After all, the future of Star WarsFor now, it falls to Disney +. What if The MandalorianThe fresh 95 percent rating of Rotten Tomatoes is an indication, the saga could be on the right track. Hopefully, the “galaxy far, far away” will be much closer to that brand the next time it hits theaters.