Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker

Written by Taylor Baker


A disjointed, rushed, and incohesive mess of fan service and B genre plotting. Kennedy should have the reins taken away from her now that this body is bagged and tagged. Lucas not finishing his Saga as a holistic storyteller was already deeply disappointing to me and this just rubs salt in the wound. 

Boyega, Ridley, and Isaac are bad in this film. I genuinely like each person and at least one of their performances in another film. The action choreography is perhaps the worst I’ve seen on a project at this scale and budget.

However there were certainly some positives: Keri Russell’s world and character were neat, I dug Babu Frik, that opening sequence with Driver getting all murdery, and finally engaging with some of the vast body of Sith lore.

All in all, I’m disappointed and wonder what the hell specifically lead to this fan service centric trilogy that has nothing new or interesting to say. At least to me.

Taylor Baker originally posted this review on Letterboxd 12/19/19

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