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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Every generation has a legend 2019/12/18 142 min.
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Average: 6.5 (2995 votes)
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Synopsis

According to Star Wars fans the answer is no. But this is not a movie about Disney's or LucasArts (the studio that makes Star Wars) produced film: "The Return of the Jedi". The first part of the movie is about R2-D2, his owner Ben Burtt, and Luke.

Well, at least that is what the movie is known to be. In reality, it is not. To say it is Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi is to very quickly hide the fact that the whole thing is not even connected to anything in the movie.

You may remember the people from Napoleon Lugeff's third novel, American Werewolf in London. Those are the people who made the movie. It was an interesting twist to a fantasy novel and the movie proved that with a bang.

I could actually not find the part that was in the original book and that may be the one of the reasons that the book turned out to be a real classic and was re-released last year. When you start the movie, it is the end of "Return of the Jedi" and you just start watching. Well, that is not what happens in the book. In fact the whole thing could not have happened if the author had kept his word.

Why is the story about Ben Burtt, who made this movie different from the story that was told in Napoleon Lugeff's novels? Well, as I have mentioned before there is some large difference between the stories in books and movies. The difference lies in the fact that we read the plotlines, while those in movies are there simply for fun.

Now, the fact that this is a story about Skywalker and those around him is always present, but it does not really matter who created the story. In fact, with the novel, you can hear about the events, but it is not like they are actually happening.

I thought that with the sequel to Napoleon Lugeff's novels, especially American Werewolf in London, it would be possible to finally get a good idea about the actual plot. Unfortunately, this is not so. The second movie is just a horror movie that is not really connected to anything that is in the first movie.

Of course, it is not that simple, as the other story has been around for many years. It seems that Ben Burtt's best work is finished. Well, as long as he is at Disney and no one takes over the production of this movie, there will not be any real sequels. This is a great movie though and I think that it is about time that Hollywood stopped taking advantage of such works.

Original title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
TMDb Rating 6.5 2995 votes

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