Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reviews

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January 20, 2020
A good, explosion and spaceship-filled time at the cinema, but instead of a brave new direction, it was the same old stuff recycled. Ah well, still better than Episode I!
January 19, 2020
The changing of Rey's origins really hinders the kind of epic conclusion this could have been.
January 16, 2020
It turns out there isn't new darkness or new light - just the same old battle on franchise repeat. The galaxy is saved, once again, by a lone hero who has finally learned her rightful place in a very closed circle.
January 16, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is two hours and twenty-one minutes of exposition-dialogues explain, in excruciating detail, everything someone or some group does just before they do it.
January 15, 2020
The first half of it just feels unnecessary, with lots of wheel-spinning, and then the second half is just a lot of pandering to people who should have been ignored.
January 15, 2020
'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' made a lot of strange turns overlooked details in order to force this narrative to a predetermined ending
January 13, 2020
It started to feel like a greatest hits compilation...bringing out what everyone knows...handsomely-constructed and entertaining as it was, there was an element of pandering to what the perceived fans wanted...
January 12, 2020
This is a submissive, sloppy apology for a terrific movie. This is a series apologizing for itself when it didn't need to. Which just feels embarrassing.
January 10, 2020
After delivering such a brilliant cinematic masterpiece, Rian Johnson's excellent story telling was ignored, negated and just plain disrespected by JJ.
January 10, 2020
Reverts some of the brilliant subversions of The Last Jedi. It does so in a way that feels punitive, almost as if to change is an offensive notion for the biggest movie franchise in history.
January 9, 2020
It's hard to believe, at the culmination of 42 years and nine movies, that the last three would be essentially improvisational exercises by all directors concerned.
January 9, 2020
Kudos to J.J. Abrams for doing something extraordinary: he has made me not care about Star Wars for the first time ever. I'm kind of relieved that it's over, because it has stopped being fun.
January 8, 2020
Ultimately, this is a disappointing film on many fronts, mostly due to some seriously flawed storytelling that should not have been given the green light.
January 6, 2020
The franchise has become a decadent, First World subculture that allows people to enjoy a little harmless fantasy at the price of switching off one's brain and abandoning any sense of what makes a great movie.
January 6, 2020
The movie is so determined to be all things to all people that it overstuffs itself, becoming more of a Star Wars fan collage than a movie on its own terms.
January 6, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker banks on franchise nostalgia for a finale designed to please fans while playing it safe and suffering, perhaps, as a consequence.
January 3, 2020
The more it grafts aspects from its eight predecessors onto its frenetic, slapped-together narrative, the more impersonal it becomes.
January 3, 2020
Neither Abrams nor Johnson, who have more than proven their skills as filmmakers on other occasions, are guilty of a trilogy's failure that, of course, originated without a true narrative purpose. [Full review in Spanish]
January 3, 2020
It all feels just a little underwhelming, but John Williams' done-to-death score swells to hopefully convince you that you are indeed having an awesome experience, and [Daisy] Ridley, in particular, acts her heart out.
January 2, 2020
It feels long, tiring and at times it doesn't deliver anything that can bristle the skin. [Full Review in Spanish]
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