The most anticipated film of the year closes the "Star Wars" series, among the most profitable in the history of cinema. Director J. J. Abrams does the job without dazzling.
End of the third trilogy Star Wars, The Ascension of Skywalker, on screens Wednesday December 18, ends the Skywalker saga. The three trilogies tell the story of the hero Luke Skywalker's origins, his introduction to the "Force", then his victory on the "dark side of the Force". J. J. Abrams, bridgehead of the third trilogy as director of the first and third films, did not necessarily rise to the occasion. Even if The rise of Skywalker is more successful than the previous two films.
Emperor Palpatine, head of the "dark side of the Force" Sith, is back. He wants to monopolize Rey, initiated by Luke Skywalker, to put her on the throne of the "Last Order" which succeeds "Empire" and "First Order". His disciple, Kylo Rein, son of Princess Leia and Han Solo, will do everything to convince Rey to ally with him to reign over the "Last order". Pin the meantime, the rebel Alliance is joining forces to defeat Palpatine.
Difficult to emancipate from a universe as marked as that of Star Wars. The two previous episodes (The force awakens and The Jedi Deniers) were stuck on the original trilogy, A new hope (episode 4) and Empire strikes back (episode 5). The Ascension of Skywalker stands out, even if the film reminds The Return of the Jedi (episode 6) in the accomplishment de Rey, like Luke became Jedi at the end of the films made from 1977 to 1983. However, the visual inventions are still there and the scenery is total.
This relative emancipation does not prevent serious shortcomings in the scenario. Many ghosts and resurrected ones are manifested in this Skywalker Ascent. Features of the script which betray a lack of imagination in the revival of the plot. This is confirmed by dubious coincidences, such as the episode of quicksand with a suitable subsoil that leads to an important discovery. We will never know how the heroes get out of it.
However, the film is worth its colors and its very dark tone on the mysterious planet where Palpatine took refuge, at the head of a gigantic fleet of mass destruction. It replaces the Black Star, around which the first trilogy of 1977-83 revolved. She’s now a wreck, the best idea in the movie. Welcome also the presence of Richard E. Grant, excellent in general from the "Dark side".
Yes The Ascension of Skywalker is seen with pleasure, the film however lacks rhythm over its 2h22. His best asset is to finish the Skywalker saga to move on, we wish, to other explorations of the universe Star Wars.
The twilight of a saga for generations of fans
Kind : Science fiction