The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - how much crack was JJ Abrams smoking when he made this? lol (spoilers)

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  • LoveUniHateExams

    I saw The Rise of Skywalker (2019) a few weeks ago.

    And it is totally crazy, lol, it has everything but the kitchen sink.

    I can somewhat feel for writer/director JJ Abrams because Rian Johnson went f**k up in the previous film.

    E.g. in The Force Awakens (2015), Abrams introduced Snoke, but then in The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson killed him off, the same thing happened to Luke.

    But that doesn't really hide Hollywood hack Abrams from criticism of this movie. Bringing back Emperor Palpatine - I mean, really?

    The dude was thrown to his death and then blown up with the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi (1983).

    What did I like about this movie? Well, it looked nice, and Adam Driver is a very good actor. He stole a few scenes because of his acting ability.

    But there is sooo much wrong with this movie. The return of Palpatine, Rey's strength in The Force is OP as f**k. True, Abrams put in a training scene but it felt so shoe-horned in. He'd obviously listened to fans complaining about Rey being a Mary Sue and thought 'yeah, they do have a point'.

    And the McGuffins. Jesus Christ, it felt like a damn video game.

    You gotta get a way-finder, then get a Sith dagger, then get this, then find this guy who knows how to wipe C-3PO's memory so that he can translate the Sith writing on the dagger. Then Rey takes the dagger, holds it up in front of her face, the dagger's outline matches up with the outline of the Death Star wreckage, and so that's where the way-finder is. Brilliant!

    And who can forget the Resistance fighters attacking on the wing of a Star Destroyer … riding f**king space-horses!!! All the pilots of the Star Destroyer have to do is dip their wings, then the good guys will fall to their deaths. C'mon, this crap ain't difficult to work out.

    I find it hard to take JJ Abrams seriously as a film maker - he's just a hack.

    Here's a scene in which Palpatine shoots a huge amount of force lightening into the sky. Yayyy!!! Just look at the pretty explosions.

  • truth_b_known

    The whole trilogy is a train wreck. As if millions of childhoods cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

    The return of Palpatine was used in popular comic book miniseries entitled Star Wars: Dark Empire, which I thought was pretty good. It was definitely better than the Abrams Star Wars movies.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    @truth_be_known - the original trilogy wasn't perfect, or perfectly planned (Lucas made up a few things on the fly, such as Vader being Luke's father and Leia being Luke's sister) but the original 3 films had a road map, one creative person overseeing everything.

    The sequel trilogy has no road map. None at all. Kathleen Kennedy brought in different directors after firing a few, and told Rian Johnson to take the story where he wanted. Then Jar Jar Abrams was brought back and shat out this turd of a movie.

    You're right, the sequel trilogy is a complete train wreck.

  • truth_b_known

    People forget to give credit where credit is due for the original Star Wars (now Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) film. Science Fiction author Alan Dean Foster was brought in to develop the final script. The script treatments up to the point were not as good (though I did like the original one that mirrored Akira Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress).

    20th Century Fox had more control back then because they held the purse strings.

    The Abrams trilogy lacked story. It was like one of those weird film deals where they have to make a movie or lose the right to the property. Much like all the Fantastic Four films to date.

  • LoveUniHateExams


    Thought you might like to watch this …

    ^^^ How Star Wars (A New Hope) was saved in the edit.

    If you type 'how star wars was saved in the edit' into the YouTube search space, you also get a result for a longer video, about 1hr 30mins long.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    Is this what the watchtower will be producing at their new movie studio ?

  • TD

    I haven't seen it (The Rise of Skywalker) yet, but I'm sure it's a train wreck. I'll give it a try though.

    To be fair, continuity and plausibility problems have plagued the franchise from the moment Vader knelt on the dais and addressed the Emperor as "My master." (And that was in 1980....)

  • nowwhat?

    I thought the force awakens was very good. But then after the last 2, I felt it was a completely unnecessary story line.

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