LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s highly anticipated “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker” divided film critics on Wednesday, earning more detractors than any film in the nine-episode saga since 1999 movie “The Phantom Menace.”
“Rise of Skywalker,” which debuts in theaters around the globe on Thursday, is the final installment in a story begun in 1977, when George Lucas introduced a young hero named Luke Skywalker alongside an enchanting collection of droids and otherworldly characters.
On the Rotten Tomatoes website, 57% of 157 reviews for “Rise of Skywalker” were positive as of Tuesday morning. That ranked as the second-lowest score among the nine films, ahead of only the 53% for “The Phantom Menace.”
Reviewers who praised “Rise of Skywalker” called it a satisfying conclusion to a beloved story, while critics said the movie directed by J.J. Abrams seemed to play it safe to please longtime fans.
Jack Coyle of the Associated Press called…
Source news reuters.com, click here to read the full news.