Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has finally been released, and while many fans were expecting a divisive response following the fanbase-splitting The Last Jedi, few could've expected just how mixed both critics and audiences are on it.
The film is certainly a visual stunner and boasts rock solid performances throughout, but it's also full of head-scratching storytelling choices that, for many, will derail the nostalgia-fuelled ride.
Whether you enjoyed the film or not, it's arguably the strangest of the nine Star Wars movies from a narrative perspective, most likely a result of the sequel trilogy having no clear vision plotted out in advance.
Instead, co-writer-director J.J. Abrams effectively designed it as a hasty course-correction of The Last Jedi.
Almost every scene in the movie has at least one bizarre plot point, sliver of dialogue, or visual sure to leave fans raising their eyebrows. In the very least, these moments are weird, and at their worst, they're really quite terrible.
Rather than clapping enthusiastically when it all ended, many were simply left stunned at the overabundance of WTF moments they'd just sat through...
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