Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★★

things I liked: the actors are all good, there's one very good action scene, the Rey/Ben effect from LAST JEDI is used well here, Keri Russell and her little Muppet friend *owned*, and the first 2/3rds of the movie has the best C3PO stuff by far since the original trilogy

maybe if they'd allowed the pace to breathe and allowed characters to actually have stories that develop instead of just forcing them to shout "we need to go to this planet to get that thing! now this planet and this thing! they're here! run! look out!" and not undone the most interesting thing about the last movie and not had an ending that had multiple scenes that generated unintentional laughter and catcalls from my sold-out audience? we coulda had something here!

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