It’s finally here! The conclusion to Disney’s sequel trilogy has arrived, and it’s time for the latest episode in the Skywalker saga to conclude 42-years of Star Wars films. And, as one would suspect, the disparity between critic and audience reception is as typical as ever. With a not-so-favorable percentage on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and a fairly positive response from audiences, The Rise of Skywalker is turning out to be another divisive Star Wars film across the community. Who would have guessed?
Nonetheless, The Rise of Skywalker went on to make plenty of money in its opening weekend, dominating other films that debuted at the same time, not least of which was Tom Hooper’s latest musical adaption, Cats (which barely made 5% of its projected budget).
But, money is money is money. What matters is whether or not Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is any good. So, is it? Well, let’s find out!
Tune in weekly for new episodes of Cinematic Doctrine!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action.
It features Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid, Richard E. Grant, Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Marie Tran.
Directed by J.J. Abrams.
Consider supporting Cinematic Doctrine on Patreon! As a bonus, you’ll gain access to a once-a-month movie poll where you decide a movie we discuss on the podcast! You also gain access to the The Pre-Show, a Patreon exclusive podcast series where we casually talk movies, Christianity, and life itself.
Melvin Benson is the Founder, Executive Editor, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!