The Rise of Skywalker

Media outlets from the Deseret News to Forbes have reported that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker divided Star Wars fans.

Are these reports wrong?

The audience rating for The Rise of Skywalker is 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. That means that nearly nine of out every 10 viewers of the film on a site that has taken over society were in agreement that they liked The Rise of Skywalker.

As they have before, IndieWire got it right. Its reporter, Zack Sharf, wrote that it was the critics who were divided. And that makes sense given that 52 percent of critics liked The Rise of Skywalker – a near-perfect split in half.

“The New York Times carpetbagger Kyle Buchanan respond on Twitter to The Rise of Skywalker; by writing, ‘(The film) could only have been ruder to Rian Johnson if they had motion-smoothed it,’” Sharf wrote.

“IGN’s deputy entertainment manager Laura Prudom added, ‘The emotional highs are spectacular, and there are a lot of payoffs (some earned, some not). But some choices feel like an unnecessary course-correct from The Last Jedi and some just plain don’t make sense. Need to see it again,’” Sharf wrote.

“While the film disappointed several critics, it still managed to impress others,” Sharf wrote. “Fandango’s Erik Davis called ‘(The) Rise of Skywalker’ a ‘terrific finale’ and ‘a wonderful way to end the Skywalker story.’”

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