written by George Hatch
For a movie that tries so hard to include small details from the previous installments, this one isn’t very memorable.
Here it is, the (alleged) final chapter of the Skywalker Saga. The spoiler-free review goes thusly: The first half of this movie is a collection of scenes, some of them enjoyable and all of them on fast-forward, duct-taped together in a way that fails to form a cohesive narrative. Director J.J. Abrams then takes the end of Return of the Jedi and tacks it onto Rise of Skywalker. Abrams’ constant obsession with mysteries and poor resolutions hurts the film in the end, but it still manages to be enjoyable, if a bit stupid.
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