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"Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker"--movie Review




(Sorry AJ and other friends who I know love Star Wars!)

I wouldn't know a Star Wars from a Star Trek though I believe I saw the first Star Wars movie and one later on. I had to approach this movie as a stand alone film and I must admit I was confused from the first frame to the last not knowing who was who and then all of a sudden there is Mark Hamil here for a few seconds, Harrison Ford with even less screen time but I did recognize Carrie Fisher who played the princess with the hair buns who faded in and out.


It may mean something I remember the robots from the first film and I saw the hairy Chewbacca who I remember from somewhere but the relationships between the various characters are a complete mystery to me.


There are certainly a lot plane fights not to forget all the light saber fights. There is one action scene after another as if the film stopped to hold its breath for a minute the audience would moan.

The movie is 141 minutes, seems to move fast with all the action but seemed to have taken 4 days to watch!


It was good seeing Adam Driver as I had been very impressed with him in both "The Report" a Prime Video movie and "The Marriage Story", which should definitely get him an Oscar nomination, but I have no idea who he is in this movie.


Maybe if I had seen the 9 films, 5 series, 4 Animated mini-series, 3 live action series and the 3 Star Wars TV films I might have liked this better but even Allen, who is a Star Wars fan and the reason we went to see this, wasn't impressed.


I really can't recommend this movie but I will let the Star Wars fans make up their own mind about seeing it and, yes, millions are seeing it.




posted on Dec 27, 2019 3:18 PM ()

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It would have been admirable if they had managed to do it so everyone could pick up the story, whether new to it or a long-time fan without being obvious. Once in awhile I read a novel where the author manages to sneak in just enough description every so often so I'm not thinking 'now, who is this?' but not so much it's as if the story starts over again every 30 pages.
comment by traveltales on Dec 27, 2019 7:07 PM ()
I read reviews after I see a movie and the reviews for this are mostly worse than mine!
reply by greatmartin on Dec 27, 2019 7:13 PM ()

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