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.