Skywalker Rise (2019)
The final installment of the third Star Wars trilogy
The Rise of Skywalker is an internally torn film full of below-average acting that completely deviates from the logic of the plot and continuity with the rest of its series. It is the culmination of a downward trend and a clear manifestation of Hollywood’s broader problems that the entire production is currently suffering from.
If it were possible, the only content of this review would be the huge inscription “Don’t do it!”. Skywalker’s rise is perhaps the worst expensive movie I’ve ever seen, and if I hadn’t been on business I would probably end the movie.
To some extent, this is probably because the director of seven and nine, JJ Abrams, planned a new trilogy as a whole, in the seventh episode sowed the basis for the plot of the next episode, and then Rian Johnson, the director of eight, all had to accept these plans, he threw himself out of the window and wrote his own film. We all know very well how tragic it turned out.
Skywalker’s rise contains story elements that obviously want to build on things that should have happened in the eight – except that they didn’t. Abrams tries to save this with a mixture of broken dialogue and explanatory text, which is not enough. The film thus looks like a wounded animal that lacks a very important part of the body.
The whole conspiracy is absurd and revolves around a fundamentally new threat to the wreck of the Resistance, but it is so great that it cannot exist at all. Their presence alone will reliably prevent the viewer from taking the film seriously because it must be clear that there is simply no chance for the heroes to solve this problem without unduly violating logic, physics and all other laws, that regulate the cosmos.
The unsustainable action is set in motion by a series of absurd coincidences and interactions of circumstances that, in some cases, directly violate the functioning of space-time. I don’t know who teaches Hollywood directors that deus ex machina is the most appropriate way to solve a storyline problem, but no one has ever made a good film with this principle – especially if they show up again and again,
There is also a lot to see in the picture that it has been cut several times – if we are to believe that the whisper is widespread in the inside parts of the Internet, Abrams had no choice as the screening of the original version ended in a complete fiasco. The director’s desperation is best demonstrated by the fact that the final editing of the film was only completed at the end of November, not even a month before the premiere, which is very late for this kind of work.
The lack of time to replenish the picture is reflected in the inconsistency of the plot and the forgetting of some of its points. Some characters even appear in a scene and appear to be somehow involved in the next plot to mysteriously disappear and reappear at the end of the whole work. Some utterances remain unfinished forever, even though they seem important at first.
If the last Jedi inflicted a sun attack on the continuity of Star Wars, Skywalker’s rise beats them apologetically. The ships follow each other in hyperspace and no longer need a locating device around which an eight-part plot is wrapped. Important character information is overwritten with insufficient reasons. Rey and Kylo both have the power skills that Master Yoda could only dream of.
There are many new characters appearing that are largely irrelevant to the plot. What are your motives, what are your stories? We will never know. As far as I can tell, the only purpose of their existence is to offer help to the heroes when they are in trouble and they cannot handle it without somehow earning the help and looking cool. In fact, the other is probably the main thing.
The performances are similar to the previous episodes of the new trilogy, ie average to tragic. Daisy Ridley mainly plays with makeup. Something that could be considered sincere emotion only appears in a single scene in the form of a smile on her face when the heroes enter a festival on a desert planet. Unfortunately, this scene has little influence on the plot. The other actors are not much better. Above all, a computer-generated dwarf mechanic plays twice in the film.
The rise of Skywalker marks the humiliating end of the former cult series. Yes, visual effects and music are great, but I’m tired of saying it for every bad movie Hollywood makes. Smaller aesthetic qualities are no excuse for an unpleasant act and the inability to tell a good story.
The only positive thing is that Rose, a character who managed to destroy the last of the Jedi, plays a minimal role in nine.
The film has no subtitle scene, so nothing prevents the viewer from escaping the cinema as quickly as possible.
MOVIE: SKYWALKER & # 39; S Rise
Science fiction / adventure / action
director: J. J. Abrams
Production: Ram Bergman, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy
Scenario: Abrams, J.J., Derek Connolly, Chris Terrio, Collin Trevorrow
Camera: Daniel Mindel
processing: Kevin Stitt, Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube
Music: John Williams
Stage design: Rick Carter
Costumes: Michael Carter
Actor: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong & # 39; o, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Billie Lourd, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, John E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo, Anthony Daniels Naomi Ackie, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith and Nasser Memarzia