Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Probably the worst Star Wars movie ever made, which is really saying something. A completely incomprehensible mess that includes two out-of-nowhere, unearned and uninteresting twists (spoilers): 1. The Emperor is still alive, somehow; and 2. He is the grandfather of Rey (Daisy Ridley)

This lame revelation isn’t enough to make poor, underwritten Rey more interesting. Then there’s an appalling return of Han Solo (let the dead rest) some talk of possession, and a lot of nonsense, ending the Skywalker Saga with a pathetic whimper.

By the way, we’re fine with the middle film in the new trilogy, The Last Jedi. Mark Hamill was great in it, and we appreciated director Rian Johnson’s efforts to broaden the Star Wars universe and show us how regular folks view the conflict between our heroes and the Empire. It wasn’t a bad sequel at all, especially considering that it was sandwiched by two borderline-unwatchable movies.