- Origin: 12/25
- Story: 8/25
- Camera/SFX: 14/25
- Performance: 14/25
No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 2019.
- Rated: PG-13 (Sci-Fi violence and action)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: J.J Abrams
- Written by: J.J. Abrams and Chris Terri
- Release date: 20th December, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 155 minutes
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
|Carrie Fisher||Leia Organa (Archive Footage)|
|Mark Hamill||Luke Skywalker|
|Adam Driver||Kylo Ren|
|Oscar Issac||Poe Dameron|
I thought to myself that J.J. Abrams could save Star Wars from the disaster of the Last Jedi, in some aspects he did. But for the most of it, the film film just couldn’t be saved. For starters, the force is now anything people can think of, its gotten way out of control that you wonder why Jedi’s died out in the first place. The force is now used as a way to get round problems the writer didn’t want to solve.
It was good to see new planets and explore new areas of the universe, seeing all the different cultures and creatures that lurk about. Sadly, its rushed past so that the writers can get to the flashy lights and action scenes because they have nothing better to talk about.
There was consistent structure to the story, I’ll give them that. But it was just another repeat of the original films. I still wasn’t invested in the main character Rey because she never gave me anything to character about; by the way, losing your parents at a young age doesn’t make a character interesting nor great. I ended up entertaining myself half way through by predicting what would happen, I guessed 100% correctly throughout the film. Do I think its worse than the Last Jedi? No, I don’t. But that doesn’t make it a good film.
The battle scenes are a spectacle to watch and the attention to detail is always impressive. The production crew, use the right colours and sounds to immerse you in the world of Star Wars, but it can’t carry a film to victory. I felt that the dialogue scenes, where you get to learn more about characters are very lacklustre compared to when Kylo Ren and Rey are fighting. It seems they care more if you stick them with the pointy end rather than have good context and meaningful characters.
When it comes down to it, the actors do a good job at embodying their characters and making us believe that they are them. if it wasn’t for the script they probably would have been a lot better. There was plenty of cringe moments where characters looked lost or just didn’t fit in. Every time some character builds tension it is always broken by some rubbish one liner that just ruins the scene. For some reason, Daisy Ridley has two emotions; dead pan or constantly crying. Just because you can shed a tear doesn’t mean you can act, I wished for so much more from her character as I wanted to support her through the films, but she was just so boring.