Boca High’s opinion on The Rise of Skywalker


Story by Sarah Lynott, Sports Editor

The Rise of Skywalker was released on December 20, 2019. This movie created huge excitement for Star Wars fans, but also fostered many clashing opinions among watchers. The movie was a second to the last one, Return of the Jedi, which a great majority of the viewers loved. In Return of the Jedi, the main character, Rey is trying to defeat the evil Kilo Ren, but in The Rise of Skywalker, the idea of Kilo Ren being Han Solo and Princess Leia’s son comes into the picture, which plays a major role in the movie and asks the question: is he truly evil? The answer is revealed in the new movie. 

“It was really good and it lived up to my expectations because of the suspense throughout the movie and the feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen,” said sophomore Priscilla Becerra. 

This new movie raised many feelings, one of them being suspense. This excited viewers to keep enjoying the movie because it had them on the edge of their seat.

“The new movie was more than what I expected because Rey found out who her parents were, which revealed her true power,” said sophomore Brayden Cooper. 

For some people, this new Star Wars movie exceeded their expectations from the previous movie. It created a new viewpoint on multiple characters and exposed viewers to new reasons and explanations. 

Even though this movie was well made many viewers thought it was too much to handle. 

“I feel as though Abrams decided not to follow strictly what had been left for him after the director changed from the previous movie. This meant he had to create a fresh plot line and cram a lot of stuff into a single movie,” said sophomore Aiden Barbour. 

Many viewers felt this way about the movie. They felt as if there were too many big reveals or surprises for the movie to be enjoyable without confusion and multiple questions as to why they decided to make those decisions for the characters, especially the old school ones.  

“If it was a stand alone movie, I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much and there are some character decisions that I wasn’t sure about, but I think it did a good job ending the series,” said sophomore Faith Alfieri. 

Alfieri and other viewers agree that the decisions for the characters might have been too much to the point where the movie is overwhelming, but, the movie was creatively crafted with amazing scenes and incredible effects.

“The ending was my favorite, it’s not the ending I wanted, but it left me wanting more,” said Bercerra. 

 Many viewers loved the new film, but thinks that it had some questionable scenes that could have been better. For instance, Bercerra thought the ending was not what she expected or wanted, but she and other viewers still want to see more. 

Even though this was an incredible movie and viewers want to see more of this story in the future, multiple fans think that the producers of Star Wars will not continue the Skywalker trilogy. 

“I’m expecting a Bob Fett or Obi Wan short film,” said Barbour. 

This movie had many viewpoints of the decisions and impact it made on the fans and the storyline of the name Skywalker. Overall, it was an exciting and thrilling movie for the fans and it was a great way to end the trilogy. Even though some fans might feel it was too much for one movie. 

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