I went into the new Star Wars entry, “Rise of Skywalker” with low expectations, and how couldn’t I? Almost every review I saw was an angry rant about how bad the film sucked, and that it was a chaotic mess of overly fast pacing, ridiculous dialogue, and lacking action sequences.
My fiance and I saw it on Sunday and despite these reviews, I still felt excited. I was seeing a Star Wars film, and even though “The Last Jedi” was an unforgivable disaster, I still felt that warm glow of the franchise I’ve been enthusiastic about since childhood. Perhaps it’s Disney’s marketing team doing its job well, and if so, hats off. I’ve been inundated more with Star Wars than I have Christmas things this month. I’ve seen more lightsabers than I have Santas this year.
Whether it’s my love of the Star Wars franchise or the marketing, I went in expecting the worst and left…kind of impressed, actually.