Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Audiences Like The Movie A Lot More Than Critics

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has officially hit theaters, and it has predictable been quite the divisive experience. Admittedly, the critics don’t seem all that divided. Yes, it sits at 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, but most positive reviews give plenty of criticisms and most negative reviews have given plenty of positives. On the whole, it seems that the experience was…okay. Not great, but not a travesty either. That’s my personal takeaway, and one you can hear us talk at-length about int your nearly four-hour discussion of the film on today’s Last Call podcast.

But how did fans like The Rise of Skywalker? If there’s anything that history has proven with this franchise, it’s that general fans really don’t necessarily want the same things out of Star Wars movies as critics. In fact, our own Seth McDonald was happy when he saw critical response because he felt it’d mean he was more likely to enjoy the film.

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So, how did audiences likely? Well, here’s how it’s looking on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yup, it’s very clear that many audiences are plenty happy with how J.J. Abrams closed things out, and in many reviews, there are users who celebrate it backpedaling on many issues they had with The Last Jedi. So, clearly, there’s a disconnect there.

Personally, I thought the movie was “just fine.” I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, but felt it was strongest when it built on what The Last Jedi put in front of it and weakest when it tried to wrap up the whole saga. It was entertaining, but sloppy, and easily the worst Disney Star Wars film for me (but still a big step up from the prequels.)

What do you think of this disconnect? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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