Another Take on Episode 9

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review · Maximilian Litteral

People who like the film will say I’m nitpicking but is it really too much to ask for a movie to make a little sense? I could forgive one or two bits of nonsense if the rest of the movie was good, altogether though it just doesn’t work for me. I wanted to enjoy this film but […] I could no longer believe in the world of Star Wars.

This review spoils the whole movie, so be warned.

That said, this review lines up pretty well with my feelings, and speaks to something that is true about stories in general: if I liked a movie then the plot hole and conveniences are fine, but if I didn’t like it then those same things are maddening.

You can’t make someone dislike a movie by pointing out plot holes, and just because they annoyed you doesn’t mean they annoyed everyone.