Rise of Skywalker: The Seen It/Spoilers Thread

Rate RISE OF SKYWALKER

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  • ★★★★ Good

    Votes: 26 36.1%
  • ★★★ Average

    Votes: 14 19.4%
  • ★★ Not Great

    Votes: 12 16.7%
  • ★ Terrible

    Votes: 8 11.1%

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
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I'm off to see this in approximately 24 hours. Can't wait! This is the spoiler thread -- keep all spoilers to this one.

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Posting this here in the spoiler section; I call this review the @Zardnaar wins (I kid, kinda):


Final paragraph of a pretty damning review:

"The Rise of Skywalker gives people what they go to Star Wars for, but that’s all it does—and worse, all it sets out to do. It’s frenzied, briefly infuriating, and eventually, grudgingly, satisfying, but it’s like being force-fed fandom: Your belly is filled, but there’s no pleasure in the meal. The movie feels like it’s part of the post–Last Jedi retrenchment, when Disney jerked the leash on Solo and killed plans for future spinoffs by insisting that filmmakers stick to the established playbook. It’s of a piece with the pointedly unambitious The Mandalorian, just good enough to get people’s attention but fundamentally terrified of rocking the boat. Rather than making a movie some people might love, Abrams tried to make a movie no one would hate, and as a result, you don’t feel much of anything at all."

Ugh. This is what I was afraid of. Oh well.
Yup, this about confirms my worst fears about this movie as well. A shame.
 



Aexalon

Explorer
We get these early in Belgium (all movies land on wednesdays).

Looking forward to seeing it again several times over the next few days with friends, colleagues and family.
 

Gradine

Final Form (she/they)
I mean, for better worse all of the other threads have fallen off Page 1 or petered out, so this might as well be the "here is what people who have seen it think about it" thread moving forward.

FWIW, there are few critics whose opinions on Star Wars I trust more than Bob Chipman, and he's largely positive of the film and thinks that the narrative that RoS is in any way an "apology" for TLJ is pretty much bogus. And he was a huge defender of TLJ.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
I mean, for better worse all of the other threads have fallen off Page 1 or petered out, so this might as well be the "here is what people who have seen it think about it" thread moving forward.

FWIW, there are few critics whose opinions on Star Wars I trust more than Bob Chipman, and he's largely positive of the film and thinks that the narrative that RoS is in any way an "apology" for TLJ is pretty much bogus. And he was a huge defender of TLJ.

Critic reviews are mixed. There's no I loved TLJ, RoS is terrible or I loved both movies or I hated TLJ loved Ross narrative you can spin. Critic opinions mean nothing for the most part anyway. They like art type indie films and historical dramas.

Mixed reviews IMHO are a good thing. When there's massive disconnects between the audience and critics it looks bad for the critics IMHO.

OMW to the theatre now, mate went to the midnight release, sleep is good though.
 

Gradine

Final Form (she/they)
Critic reviews are mixed. There's no I loved TLJ, RoS is terrible or I loved both movies or I hated TLJ loved Ross narrative you can spin. Critic opinions mean nothing for the most part anyway. They like art type indie films and historical dramas.

I mean, that's a really limited and demeaning take on film critics, particularly in regards to Chipman, who is explicitly a film critic and a fan within the milieu of nerd culture.

Edit: Hope you enjoy the movie, though! I'm probably going to have to wait a few days :(
 


Zardnaar

Legend
Critic reviews are the worst of the new trilogy.




No, that's not really true. Let's take this common lie to the test!


So, for the MCU (through 2018), the worst five are:
The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Thor 2, Ant-Man.

The top 5 are:
Black Panther, Iron Man, GoTG, Civil War, Ragnarok.


Fairly accurate. Similar to Rotten Tomatoes:





Naw. More likely, it means that you have a subset of toxic people loudly complaining and/or whining about a mythical Snyder cut.

Na it's also things like The Orville. Got 90%+ audience rating and 27%

If the movie is good or bad just determines how often I see it.
 




Gradine

Final Form (she/they)
I mean, if we're not fulfilling the originally intended purpose of this thread we might as well turn it into a Dark City appreciation thread
 



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