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Of all the movies that have released this year, none have had me so excited and terrified than this one. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is a film I have been watching with sharp eyes. And despite this, I still know so little. But maybe that's the fun part of the whole wait. Going to a movie blind can be a great treat for the viewer, in some cases. But it could also mean things are being hidden in the marketing and trailers, and the vagueness may lead to overhyped theorizing and potential hostility before the film even releases.
But come what may, I just want my trilogy. I really enjoyed "The Force Awakens" when it came out. And I almost loved "The Last Jedi". To me so far, these movies have given me the Star Wars experience I always wanted. And don't get me wrong, there is a lot to enjoy and admire from previous installments. But I love these characters, I love their world, and I (so far) love this story. If this last one can land, I will be satisfied. If it can finish the story in a cohesive and natural way, without feeling the need to rely on too much fan-service or retconning established plot elements only to appease certain people, I would be happy. And if I must, I'll block out the hate from the so-called fans who claim to love Star Wars as much as I do. Granted, that's not every fan. There are many who are passionate about this franchise without being destructive. But if you know what I mean, you probably understand.
So, here's hoping for a winner when "Rise of Skywalker" releases this December. What do you think of all this? What do you think of the previous two films? And what does "Star Wars" mean to you? Feel free to let me know below.