In just three short days fans will finally have the opportunity to see the conclusion to the nine film Skywalker saga when THE RISE OF SKYWALKER blasts its way into theaters. It’s been a long road since Disney took over the franchise earlier this decade. While most of the fandom embraced THE FORCE AWAKENS, THE LAST JEDI proved to be incredibly polarizing. Will THE RISE OF SKYWALKER reunite the fanbase? Time will tell.
In the meantime STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER premiered last night in Los Angeles and the first reactions are in. While not all of them are positive, most promise a stunning spectacle that’s a LOT of movie and a satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga:
#StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker…OH MY GOD! I am absolutely blown away! I’ve never been so satisfied by a film. This is the end of an era and a franchise that has defined my life and this did it justice in a way I didn’t imagine it could. You WILL cry…. pic.twitter.com/Jfx5bzdZOO
— Jenna Bûche de Noël (@JennaBusch) December 17, 2019
There is good in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. But there is more that is disappointing. There are a number of choices that just don’t track, fan service that doesn’t work, and ignored details that are missed. I’m bummed. #StarWarsRiseofSkywalker pic.twitter.com/Ztk0VzGc6H
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) December 17, 2019
Review of #RiseOfSkywalker is….not coming til Wednesday. But it will be a good one! An ultimately satisfying and moving conclusion to the trio of trilogies. This is the ending Star Wars deserves
— Gady Epstein (@gadyepstein) December 17, 2019
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is everything I wanted it to be — because there’s never been a STAR WARS movie like this before.
It’s dark and scary, but hopeful and beautiful.
It ends the trilogy while also ending the saga as a whole.
I know I’m rambling — but I worship this movie. pic.twitter.com/XoJFl8Rv8n
— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) December 17, 2019
I absolutely loved it.
And now I feel … pic.twitter.com/5wkQh6v97G
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 17, 2019
I so want to get into #TheRiseOfSkwalker. Reading some reactions that I sooo disagree with. But I don’t want to take away anything from everyone’s first experience with the film. Starting Friday night I’m going to tweet my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/zH1FfJr2Ct
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 17, 2019
#RiseOfSkywalker has a bumpy start but finds its footing and when it does, it flies – especially the third act. Dug the conclusion of certain key storylines, some of which I didn’t think I wanted. Random big likes – the use of Rey’s theme, lots of lightsabers and D-O. #StarWars
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 17, 2019
But most of all, it’s a fitting ending for this incredible, 40+ year-long saga. pic.twitter.com/pd2GEwI7O3
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) December 17, 2019
Now it’s important to note that often times initial reactions to a film are typically going to be warm. Studios like Disney allow these early reactions because they know most of them will be positive. It certainly seems like that is the case here. However, if you read between the tweets (I suggest checking out other responses) I suspect that some may be disappointed with how THE RISE OF SKYWALKER connects to THE LAST JEDI. It will be interesting to see the reviews on Wednesday and the numerous think pieces that will undoubtedly be coming down the pike. JoBlo’s own Matt Rooney and Chris Bumbray will be providing their own takes on the conclusion of the Skywalker saga so a keep a look out for that.
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER starring Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Keri Russell, Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Richard Grant, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, and Dominic Monaghan hits theaters December 20.