If I’m Disney, I’m soaking in all of this positive Star Wars energy that’s been built up around The Mandalorian now, because I have a feeling that come the new year, the tune of fans is going to sound a whole lot different.
Yesterday, Star Wars released a new 30-second clip from The Rise of Skywalker that featured Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest of the gang on the run from jetpack-wielding Storm Troopers and the reaction on Twitter was, uh, less than positive, to say the least.
Essentially every Tweet reply to the clip rips it in some way, shape, or form. Whether it be the corny, lowbrow, Marvel-esque dialogue, the fact that Finn — a former Storm Trooper — doesn’t know that they “can fly now” — or the general frustration that has been built up from the previous two films, Star Wars fans seem to be more out than ever on their beloved space opera franchise.
On top of the subpar reaction to the trailers and clips that have been released thus far, there have also been long-running rumors of production issues, as the film reportedly underwent “substantial reshoots.”
At this stage, barring something miraculous, it appears as though Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is destined to be underwhelming to Star Wars lovers across the globe. While I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for the best, it seems more likely than ever that the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga is going to be a disappointment.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga — is directed by J.J. Abrams (who also directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and others in their famed Star Wars roles.
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