Disney / Lucasfilm may be seeing a lot of green for The Rise of Skywalker this weekend, but it’s not the kind of green they wanted.
We’re talking about the green “Rotten” reviews on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. The Rise of Skywalker has the dubious honor of being the worst reviewed live-action Star Wars movie since the much-maligned The Phantom Menace.
Rotten Tomatoes has taken to Twitter to break the bad news to the Star Wars fandom and casual moviegoers alike.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) December 18, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker’s “Rotten” status is in stark contrast to recent Disney produced entries into the franchise, including The Force Awakens (93%), The Last Jedi (91%) and Rogue One (82%). Even Solo, which was a bomb for Disney last summer, managed to score a 70% Fresh rating.
Critics have had mixed to negative reactions to the J.J. Abrams film, with many complaining about its uneven pacing, weird, unexplained plot choices and its over reliance on nostalgia.
WARNING! Spoilers Below!
Some Star Wars fans are concerned about some of the crazy sounding plot leaks that have since been proven to be true.
This includes Rey defeating an inexplicably resurrected Emperor Palpatine with “all the power of the Jedi” and subsequently taking the Skywalker name for herself.
Palpatine vs Rey. Rey kills all the sith pic.twitter.com/hYTeRuQadd
— mrkrabbz (@mrkrabbz1) December 18, 2019
Despite all of this, the movie is expected to bring in some big money this weekend, with predictions topping $175 million. Still, that’s significantly lower than the previous two entries into the Disney sequel trilogy, and could support analyst’s theories that Star Wars under Disney management is in a state of decline.
Are you planning to go see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this weekend? Why or why not?
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