Gerry Canavan

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Submitted for Your Approval, A Spoiler-Free Star Wars Hot Take Accidentally Composed on Twitter

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With Episode 9 Star Wars is finally unveiled as a multigenerational, nearly century-long saga of every major character trying to kill themselves with one grand gesture that solves all their problems. There are so many characters trying to kill themselves in the final third of The Rise of Skywalker it’s actually hard to keep track of which are the good suicides and which are the bad ones. (This might seem like a joke, but it’s truly a description of the last two acts of the film.) Just like Infinity War/Endgame was about there being too many Marvel movies now, TROS is very much about Star Wars as a franchise wanting to, but being unable to, die.

Written by gerrycanavan

December 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

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  1. Pushing into spoiler territory in the comments here just to say that the very explicit pregnancy imagery at the end of the climax nearly guarantees that Star Wars has once again failed to end, and will return for Episode X in 10-15 years.


    December 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

  2. My other take immediately after seeing it was a little more banal: “No-spoiler TROS hot take: fundamentally the entire sequel trilogy was a story mistake and never should have happened, and/but/so this one is truly incoherent. Just absolutely frantic to cover up a total lack of confidence in the narrative. Thirstiest, sweatiest movie ever made.” That this is all done to a beat-for-beat remake of ROTJ that becomes a shot-for-shot remake of ENDGAME in the climax just shows how automated the Disney machine has become.


    December 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

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