Recently on Twitter, a friend of mine and I got into a brief discussion on The Rise of Skywalker, and both of us came to the same conclusion: we were apathetic to the movie, despite that fact we spent the majority of the film being alternatively angry at decisions made and confused as to what was even going on. At the end of it? We just did not give a fuck about the movie. Which is my way of saying that I had to go back and rewatch this stupid movie in order to do this post, something I vowed I wouldn’t ever do for various reasons, which I’ll expand on a bit more when I discuss the entire saga later on this month.
And I actually struggled to find a scene that I actually enjoyed purely on its own merit and ultimately came down to the one time in the new trilogy where Adam Driver smiles, because honestly? He has a great smile, and I’m like, “Dude, I get it. You’re free now, on like multiple levels.” So that’s my favorite scene.
You know, I feel a little bad making Attack of the Clones my least favorite Star Wars movie. I mean, it’s still objectively awful and the worst of the prequels, but I at least let it play and remember it exists. I can honestly say that I don’t ever think about The Rise of Skywalker because it was just, as my friend said, “messy and safe.” It didn’t bring anything new to the table, like The Last Jedi did, and it wasn’t at least moderately fun rehash of A New Hope like The Force Awakens was. Ugh, I need to stop now because I’m definitely going to talk about this disappointment of a conclusion in a couple of days.
I do love that poster, though.