Spoiler Alert: I’ve just watched The Rise of Skywalker at a theater in France, where new movies are released a day early. What follows is a spoiler-filled review. If you don’t want to know what happens, avert your eyes and come back after you’ve seen the film.
When I was a kid in 1977, my parents bought me a Star Wars picture book that was published before the movie was released. It included photos from now famous deleted scenes, and an ending that was unambiguous: The good guys had won and the evil empire had been defeated for good.
Nope, as it turns out! Star Wars became a phenomenon, renamed Star Wars: A New Hope Episode IV, and spawned two more, and then maybe a