I think one would be hard-pressed to find a Star Wars fan that was completely satisfied with The Rise of Skywalker. I certainly wasn’t and I don’t think I know, or have even heard of someone that was. Though not as divisive as Rian Johnson’s fandom-splitting The Last Jedi, the final installment into the Skywalker saga left something to be desired, to say the least.
The Star Wars fanbase is one of the most giving, lovable, and yet unforgiving as any major franchise. I rant and rave, and am even quite snarky at times, but there are some fans who take it too far at times. Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill recently gave his thoughts on the subject while speaking with The Daily Beast. Check out the Jedi Master’s words of wisdom below.
“I don’t know when, over the period of time, fandom became so contentious. But people are really opinionated, and you can’t help but be opinionated yourself, because you’ve lived with the character so long. So whether it was on Episode VII, VIII or IX, I’d have disagreements, and I would say to whoever it was, ‘Well, I don’t know if that’s right.’ But everyone shares the same goal: you want to make the best movie you can.”
While I am not a fan the sequel trilogy as a whole, there were aspects of each of the films that I really enjoyed. The first 10 minutes of The Force Awakens is some of the favorite star wars content, Ever The Last Jedi had a great aesthetic with the red and black. And I enjoyed several aspects of The Rise of Skywalker, but none more than My little buddy, Babu Frik.
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Source: The Daily Beast