Michael Darling


Three Things Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Got Right

It was an impossible task. The creative talent behind the ninth movie in the central Star Wars storyline were given an impossible task. They were asked to take a franchise that has dominated popular culture for more than four decades and bring it home. This effort must have required a planet-sized gut check for all concerned. They had to know there would be dissatisfied fans for one very simple reason: different groups of fans wanted different—even diametrically opposite—movies.

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