Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is finally out and in a twist that will surprise no one, it’s getting dragged.
From those who fail to see the correlation between the films they loved as kids and nostalgia, to people angry at The Last Jedi being discarded – it’s been a lot.
Of course, people have taken to the internet to air their grievances. Here are some of the most savage takes so far.
If there's something you always wanted to see in a Star Wars movie, but haven't yet, odds are it's in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film plays like a 150-minute checklist of cool stuff and surprises designed to please as many fans as possible. That may sound great, but in the process, that densely packed highlight reel fails to tell a story that's narratively interesting, thematically cohesive, or that builds any impactful stakes. It's a film designed to tantalize and delight in the hope those things cover up its many shortcomings.Read more
— Screen Junkies (@screenjunkies) December 18, 2019
— Robert Drake (@robertdrake777) December 18, 2019
— alexiela (@alexiela_art) December 18, 2019
watching the rise of skywalker is like telling an acquaintance you ate potato salad once and enjoyed it, and then having that acquaintance break into your home in the middle of the night, tie you to a chair, and mash potato salad into your face and eyes for 2+ hours
— ???? Emma Stefansky ???? (@stefabsky) December 17, 2019
— Culture Crave ???? (@CultureCrave) December 18, 2019
JJ Abrams stole the legacy of Luke Skywalker and gave it to the Dark Lord of the Sith's grandchild.
— Steven Wayne (@StevenWayneArt) December 18, 2019
I need to hear Martin Scorsese’s take on #TheRiseOfSkywalker just to round out the year.
— Mike G (@goedharted) December 18, 2019
Michael Bay should have directed The Rise of Skywalker.
— John Sellers (@JohnSellers) December 18, 2019
The Force Awakens is the appetizer that doesn’t quite fill you up
The Last Jedi is the full steak dinner with all the fixings that some people can’t handle#TheRiseOfSkywalker is the giant sundae with a bag of sugar dumped over it to send kids into the sugar rush of a lifetime
— ManaByte (@ManaByte) December 18, 2019
JJ Abrams set out to reunite the Star Wars fandom, and he might have achieved just that.
— Ruin Johnson (@RuinTheManbaby) December 18, 2019
— Dan Murrell (@MurrellDan) December 17, 2019
Other responses of anger accused The Rise if Skywalker of being mere fan service and changing character direction from The Last Jedi.
#jjabramsisoverparty bc #TheRiseOfSkywalker sidelined its characters of color for the white male villain, ruined Rey's arc, had shit storytelling overall, and told its audience that women only exist to redeem genocidal abusive murderers. We're rightfully pissed. #trosspoilers
— Emily Chester (@chez_emilyy) December 18, 2019
RISE OF SKYWALKER feels like what would happen if, instead of writing an actual screenplay for a STAR WARS movie, you went on Reddit and found a list of EPISODE IX demands written by an unhinged lunatic and then just shot that instead.
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) December 18, 2019
"one cannot escape the fact that Rise of Skywalker has turned this entire new Star Wars trilogy from a kids’ franchise into one aimed at nostalgic adults yearning for a time when they believed they were the most important generation." pic.twitter.com/mjzElqdJGM
— maria ???? ia bc work (@chuwannism) December 18, 2019
Not everyone was salty, though.
Advice to fellow #StarWars fans: Don’t let the critics get you down!!! Go have a godamn blast at the theater. There are so many great things about #TheRiseOfSkywalker. It’s flawed but it’s FUN. And don’t forget to bring that kid who lives inside you as your guest. They’ll dig it.
— Kyle Newman (@kyle_newman) December 18, 2019
I was all ready to be cynical and disappointed about #StarWarsTheRiseofSkywalker but boy WAS I WRONG. It’s a true adventure flick and at times incredibly moving. A satisfying ending indeed. pic.twitter.com/lWQvCQQPKt
— JuandaVision (@juanmadpelicula) December 17, 2019
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 17, 2019
FWIW, I don't think #StarWarsTheRiseofSkywalker "apologizes for TLJ; but I *also* didn't think any of the cool/unexpected stuff in TLJ was Johnson "taking a swipe" at Abrams or "typical SW plotting" either. It feels like people are inventing bad blood without evidence.
— Like Kurosawa, I Make Mad (@the_moviebob) December 18, 2019