First ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Reactions Reveal Conflicted Feelings Toward the Biggest ‘Star Wars’ Film Ever

     December 16, 2019


The wait is almost over, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters in just a few short days and the first audiences caught the capper to the decades-long Star Wars saga tonight at the premiere in Hollywood. And you know what that means — the first reactions and social media reviews have officially hit the web.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow-up sees the return of cast members Daisy RidleyJohn BoyegaOscar IsaacAdam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran, alongside franchise legends Billy Dee Williams and an archive performance from the late, great Carrie Fisher, as well as newcomers Naomi Abadi and Keri Russell for a new intergalactic adventure. The film also sees the return of The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams back in the director’s seat for what the filmmaker’s been touting as the ensemble team-up adventure he’s wanted to see since putting the new cast together for The Force Awakens.

So does Rise of Skywalker deliver on those promises? And does it surmount the challenge of landing an ending to the Skywalker saga forty years in the making? Here’s what the folks fresh out of the premiere have to say.

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