“may the fourth be with you”
As The Rise of Skywalker has now hit Disney+ I thought it would be good to kick everything of in a grand ol’ Star Wars style.
Star Wars was for old people, yuck.Nathan – circa 2000
This is also a brilliant film to start with becuase my god man it is up and down. Good and bad. Cathartic and frustrating. That does depend on where you are in the Star Wars fandom…
Star Wars has grown with me, it was this film series that my parents enjoyed or I would hear them discuss but that was for old people, yuck.
Fastforward to 1999 ( i was a grand old age of 7) and this series is going through a comeback. Amazing that this franchise was getting the updated, amazing CGI we had on the tip of a new millienium.
Buuuuuuut. Not quite it didn’t exactly soar in fact it actually managed to fall without a parachute.
Fastforward another 16 years and its happening again. This time we wont see the same mistakes. In fact The Force Awakens tried so hard to be more of a 4 than a 1 it basically was A New (Same) Hope.
Wait, this was meant to be a review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker??
Here we are with The Rise of Skywalker the ‘Return of the Jedi’ Disney version. Alot of the core Star Wars fans I’m sure would deny that this is a Star Wars film and well they could be correct. But with how much it has used from the original trilogy its hard to ignore.
I for one did enjoy it mostly. I was tired of the Skywalker Saga at this stage. I want original, I think thats why Prequel feels different but good. The characters are fresh despite being names we’ve heard.
Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver (Girls, Blackkklansman, Logan Lucky) has the best story and is possibly the most redeeming part of this story. The once destined leader of the Dark side is on a journey to advoid but ultimately meet redemption for his actions previously.
Rey played by Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, Peter Rabbit) is determined for Kylo to meet his redemption or does she want to kill him? Its easy to get lost. BUT she does want to find out who her parents were because you can’t just be force sensative with good genes.
The pacing is fast paced, but not in a good way, more of a it all goes so fast that you almost can’t see that there’s alot wrong that J J Abrams is trying to put right. All of a sudden you’re at the end trying to catch up like Finn trying to catch up to Rey.
Much of the supporting cast do not have a story arc worth writing about, so I won’t, much. Poe is Han Solo 2.0 (he has so much potential, played brialliant by Isaac Oscar). Some characters were needlessly depreived of screen time (look at you Rose) but the effects and CGI are stellar.
Not the worst (could have been Solo). Not the best (not as iconic as V) / 10