I have just returned from the 10 am showing of The Rise of Slywalker here in Germany, where the movie opened today. And I am here to tell you if you may or may not enjoy the movie, what kind of fan may enjoy the movie. And I will provide a very short first impression! This article is 100% spoiler-free, so click through for my brief impression!
Before I begin and talk about what kind of fan may or may not enjoy the movie and whether or not you should maybe even avoid it, let me preface it by quickly telling you what kind of fan I am, that is, what I think about the other live action movies released so far. I hope this helps to better gauge my impression.
This is my ranking of the previous Star Wars live action movies:
As you can see I really like the prequels. And I don’t like the sequels as much, I think The Last Jedi was the weakest movie so far and its themes didn’t resonate with me. I do like the prequels despite their flaws, the acting, some of the special effects, some of the dialogue, because I love the story, the setting, the design and basically for the one reason that is most important, I think they are fun.
I don’t like the sequels as much, because while the effects may be ok, the acting generally pretty good and the dialogue more or less improved, I do not like the themes and the story. And story, setting, design and fun factor are more important to me than improved acting or dialogue.
Ok, so who may or may not enjoy the movie? And of course, remember, no one can tell really tell you if you will like something. It’s always your own opinion that counts, not someone else’s. I am merely trying to provide a rough guideline here!
And my opinion?
JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio tried. But the movie, to me, is a resounding “meh”. It is convoluted, at times confusing, character motivations make little to no sense.
The movie feels like watching an episode of your favorite show, but you missed 5 episodes inbetween and you feel as if you should watch them first, only to find these episodes you think you missed don’t exist.
At best I would see this trilogy is terribly disjointed. TFA: ZIG, TLJ: ZAG: TROS: ZIG ZIG ZIG SPLOINK. If that makes sense.
I would rate TROS either somewhat above TLJ or maybe even below it. I cannot say really, I will have to think about it.
The only reason The Rise of Skywalker will not be talked about for the next two years is, that it’s the final movie in the trilogy. It’s over. Let’s look forward!
That’s all for now! The spoiler review is coming soon!
Keep the comments 100% spoiler free! You can discuss the movie once I post the spoiler-review in a short while, later today!
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