Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Cinemaster Score: 5/10

Overall Review

When a film saga comes to an end, generally one would expect something great. Unfortunately, when it came to the end of Star Wars’ Skywalker Saga, the use of such a term as “great” doesn’t come to mind. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is quite the lackluster event in hindsight. The acting in it remains the same as in previous films and no better. Although, its script is where most of this film’s faults can be noticed. The screenplay behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker results in messy reveals and ham-fisted plot holes. In addition to it all are a plethora of characters from the franchise appearing – even if just for mere moments to sprinkle in some fan service. Regardless, when adding sprinkles of fan service, J.J. Abrams must have accidentally spilt an overload of it. In that sense, he plays it far too safe in his creative decisions. Abrams ignores innovations made by Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the most part, too. The lack of any overarching plot between films takes away any chance at an overall flow, as well. Not to mention this particular story that moves from plot point to plot point so fast it’s hard to keep up with while retaining full comprehension. However, if you are a fan that cares little about true substance or depth, then Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should be an enjoyable watch. If you’re not one of those fans but plan to watch this particular piece of cinema, you’ll hopefully be entertained at the least.

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