Some very lucky critics have had the good fortune to see Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and they have taken to social media to post their first reactions.
However, some of these first reactions haven’t been overly positive. Don’t get me wrong, there has bee a whole load of positive ones, but some movie critics have claimed there are issues with the movie, one of them being the film is “rude to Rian Johnson”.
The idea behind this critique is that J.J. Abrams’ film merely washes over all the good work done in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in an effort to please the fans who didn’t much care for Johnson’s movie.
I’ve said it time and time again on here, but I loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but I’ve also admitted that I understand why people didn’t like it as much, and I also said there were problems with the film.
That said, there are issues with every single Star Wars movie. They’re by no means perfect, but they’re still beloved, and there’s a good reason for that. They’re iconic for a reason and the reason is they tell a fascinating story, but still a rather familiar one.
The first reactions to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker are in
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You could call the overall story arc of the first Star Wars trilogy Shakespearian, and you’d be right. There’s an element of Macbeth about Star Wars. There are also undertones of Romeo and Juliette about the prequels.
Anyway, back to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’s first reactions. I’ve collated some of the one which are positive and others which aren’t so positive, and they seem to be saying the same thing.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is a satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga, but it does have its problems.
My favorite Star Wars are the ones that take their time and focus on the characters. The whole first half felt like all exposition. It does get better. And Lando rules. But there’s just so much plot it feels so rushed. And the Emperor stuff is so weird.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 17, 2019
RISE OF SKYWALKER could only have been ruder to Rian Johnson if they had motion-smoothed it
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 17, 2019
So, I'm not too surprised and at times I felt too much fan service was given, but #TheRiseofSkywalker is everything and nothing that you're expecting.
So I guess what my immediate reaction is: God I love this franchise and I'll miss the Skywalker saga.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 17, 2019
I’m gonna need a minute to digest #StarWarsTheRiseofSkywalker. There’s so much movie in this movie. But its best moments are the quietest and most human. Giving this more of a think, though.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) December 17, 2019
Epic. All of it. #TheRiseofSkywalker is a terrific finale that is just stuffed with so much of everything. Action, adventure — answers!! — humor, heart, love, and grit. I spent the entire second half with tears in my eyes – a wonderful way to end the Skywalker story pic.twitter.com/K2NhHSGWzM
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 17, 2019
#TheRiseofSkywalker is a lot. It’s like 9 movies of plot in one. Going to take me about 9 days to process.
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) December 17, 2019
I’m still processing #StarWars #TheRiseofSkywalker. The emotional highs are spectacular, and there are a lot of payoffs (some earned, some not). But some choices feel like an unnecessary course-correct from The Last Jedi and some just plain don’t make sense. Need to see it again pic.twitter.com/NcgBbAeCVx
— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) December 17, 2019
So, it does seem as though the overall reactions to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker are positive, but there are some critics who aren’t so hot on the movie.
This is, of course, to be expected, and it’s actually a good thing to see that the overall reaction to the movie is overwhelmingly positive because that always makes me concerned.
I can’t think of any movie that I love that’s universally loved by everyone, and that’s the way it should be.
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