By Michael Cane
Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker movie poster by Lucas films
First off let me say that I am a new fan of the Star Wars franchise. Secondly,I am not a professional writer as you will note from my horrible grammar and writing skills. I am a regular guy and a movie lover. I know that there is this deep and vast fan base of the franchise that is essentially its own way of life or culture. Within this culture spans a variety of opinions of the movies that have come after the original trilogy. This review is not going to be a pompous, stuck up, fanboy breakdown of the newest movie. This will be an honest observation of the newest film in the franchise.
I have read many reviews on the new film. For the most part, I believe there is a 50/50 split on those who liked it and those who didn’t like it. Of course, there are the “Professional” movie critics who seem to bring their educated view on this cinematic adventure. Most "professional critics" breakdown a lot of shit we regular moviegoers don't care about. But forget about the pros. They have been wrong before.
Without giving any spoilers, or at least trying not to intentionally do so, Star Wars brings the Skywalkers saga to a good close. It did tie everything up into a tight little bundle and made, in my opinion, some good conclusions. I thought the film moved along at a decent pace. I have ADHD and after long drawn out storylines, I tend to lose interest. The drive to the conclusion of the saga to kept my attention to the end.
I felt the film had a great balance of humor, action, drama, and special effects. Contrary to the uber Star Wars connoisseur’s reviews saying this film sucks, I enjoyed it. There were some good surprises, that in all honesty were pretty predictable, again no spoilers. The ending was pretty decent and without getting into particulars. It may be a bit counter to what one would expect, but it concluded in a pretty tasteful way. Ultimately this movie is about redemption and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. As a new Star Wars “geek” if you get some free time go see it with an open mind, have fun and enjoy it for what it is.