So far, The Rise of Skywalker has caused a whirlwind of confusion due to a collection of mixed reviews from critics. When the film releases tomorrow, I hope the fandom doesn’t explode again as it did after the release of The Last Jedi. However, when that film released, critics raved about the film. Hopefully this time around, the opposite will occur where fans love the film but critics hate it.
In all honesty, the latter wouldn’t surprise me at all due to the wide gap between what critics and moviegoers consider to be a good film. One example of this is when the new live-action Aladdin released earlier this year. The film got an outpouring of love from fans while critics were much more cynical. On Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score was a fantastic 94% while critics gave it a rotten score of 57%. The same happened with Maleficent II: Mistress of Evil. Ironically, the current critic score of The Rise of Skywalker sits at the same as it does with Aladdin. Could this be a sign? Who knows. I could go on and on about it, but the fact remains that critics the past couple years or so have not been a good judge of movie ‘character.’ When it comes to judging a film for yourself, that’s exactly what you have to do, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
All of this talk of whether The Rise of Skywalker is good or not can get a little depressing, especially if not everyone shares the same views of it as you. That’s why there is a light at the end of the tunnel. According to The Digital Bits‘ retail sources, they say that,
“Disney will release Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga as a 9-film, 27-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray box set on 3/31/2020.”The Digital Bits
This is some pretty exciting news! One thing to note is that Rogue One and Solo are not a part of this boxset. However, if you prefer not owning your own personal disc copy of a film, then Disney+ already has most of these films available in 4K. One of the good things that come out of this is that instead of waiting until next summer for The Rise of Skywalker to become available on Disney+, fans will be able to enjoy the film must sooner than expected due to previous reports suggesting that this epic Skywalker boxset wouldn’t initially be available until April/May timeframe. As I said, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Whether you love or hate The Rise of Skywalker, just remember that it and its predecessors will be available for your own personal viewing sooner than you think. Stay tuned for updates surrounding the Skywalker saga boxset as new information becomes available.
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