At the beginning of this decade, the “Star Wars” franchise was a moribund disaster after three terrible prequels. While “Harry Potter” finished a run of eight hit films, Marvel’s “The Avengers” broke box office records and “Star Trek” and “Game of Thrones,” were humming along, “Star Wars” had only a single children’s cartoon on basic cable. Then in 2012, Disney bought out Lucasfilm and turned Star Wars into the biggest comeback story of the decade.
This weekend the “Skywalker Saga,” as it has been rebranded, comes to an end with Episode IX, “The Rise of Skywalker.” It is a film that never manages to be great, but it is, in the end, probably good enough.
(Some spoilers below.)
This weekend the “Skywalker Saga,” as it has been rebranded, comes to an end with Episode IX, “The Rise of Skywalker.”