UnpauseIt Rating of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Bottom line: go see it, though you don’t necessarily have to use light speed (unless you want to avoid spoilers, because it’s getting as impossible to avoid those as facing down a Rancor).
8.7 out of 10 Yellow Lightsabers by Furious Jeb (11-yr old girl)
7.5 out of 10 Yellow Lightsabers by TheSauce (13-yr old boy)
7.5 out of 10 Yellow Lightsabers by LadyDisdayn (44-yr old mom)
7.9 out of 10 Yellow Lightsabers by The Dad Abides (43-yr old dad)
Overall our crew had a great experience seeing this, the alleged last installment of Star Wars that will include or focus on the Skywalker dynasty of the Force. The action is fast-paced (some have argued that there’s too much pacing without breathing room, but we disagree), the story was interesting with twists and turns, and the levity of The Empire Strikes Back was sprinkled throughout for humorous breaks.
Tie-Fighter-In to Other Things
If you’ve seen Star Wars: Rebels on streaming video, you’ll get at least a couple of nuggets in Rise of Skywalker… the kids were reacting to those while the adults (who haven’t seen Rebels) were all, “Whaaaa?”
Hot as Tattooine Take
Babu Frik is cuter than Baby Yoda. (So says LadyDisdayn, anyway.)
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