With The Rise of Skywalker close to being available to buy on Digital and Blu-Ray, I thought it prudent to revisit this spoiler-free review of The Rise of Skywalker. So, with no further delay, enjoy!
You probably saw the title of this post and was confused. “The Rise of Skywalker isn’t the first Star Wars movie under Disney,” you may have said. No, it isn’t. It’s actually the fifth. But it’s the first “Disney” Star Wars movie. Let me explain.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 Star Wars fans’ worries were heard. Would the House of Mouse turn a franchise we loved so much into a joke? And then The Force Awakens came out.
Suddenly, we began to believe that Disney had this beloved franchise in their safe and loving hands.
The very next year, Rogue One only increased our excitement by delivering a standalone film that was unlike anything we’d ever seen before. There was drama, there were stakes, and every character was lovable, making their individual demises that much more painful.
Star Wars fans were riding high with joy. The next two years wouldn’t be so kind to Disney. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Is the First Disney ‘Star Wars’ Movie