Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★★★

Meta maximalist franchise fever on hyperdrive.

Which is a very fun spectacle unto itself. I think there’s an unabashed irreverence to the whole fanatical audience engagement. Yes, very much a 1:1 rip on Return of the Jedi, but also very akin to the self-referential hilarity of Alien: Resurrection. With clever color work... and ponies in space... but lord, give us a little room to breathe!

Also. Long live Babu Frik.

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