Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker received mixed reactions from the fans. The ones who didn’t really like the film haven’t still gotten over their harsh criticism.
Daisy Wasn’t Expecting This!
The actress of Star Wars’ trilogy, Daisy Ridley, who portrayed the character of Rey, isn’t sure about the ongoing criticism. She decided to address the issue and settle the online chatter once and for all. She wasn’t in favor of the overwhelming criticism of the movie’s conclusion and found it a bit awkward as well. This is what she had to say, “[Reaction has] changed film by film honestly. Like 98% it’s so amazing, [but] this last film, it was really tricky. January was not that nice. It was weird. I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, ‘Where’s the love gone?'”
Rise of Skywalker – Diversified Reactions
The majority of the ardent Star Wars fans weren’t satisfied with the ending of The Rise of Skywalker. Some had issues with the odd return of Emperor Palpatine. Others didn’t like Rey’s origin and the overall wrap-up of the series. However, there was a large chunk of the audience, which was happy with the way things panned out. The series, on the whole, received mixed reactions, which is usually not the case with Star Wars.
The Actress Understands the Concern
Riley felt that the movie was receiving too much criticism. However, she also understood that it is part and parcel of the movie industry. She knows how much fans love the Star Wars franchise and the anticipation it creates every time an announcement is made. “Trying to scroll through my news feed in January and trying not to see Star Wars stuff, I’d see headlines and be like ‘Oh my god this is so upsetting.’ It’s been tricky but then it’s having that thing of I feel really proud of it, and I’m so thrilled to be part of it. But it’s a funny thing.”, she said. It must be said that she handled the matter very maturely.
Here’s a video on the revelation of Dark Rey’s hard truth.