Before release there were many rumors of some issues with Star Wars Episode IX. One particular internet commentator, the wonderfully named Doomcock – had the inside info that all was not well with The Rise Of Skywalker.
Those of us that saw it confirmed it was choppy and messy and moved far too fast to gloss over plot holes as it seemed to rush for a conclusion. All the while trying to avoid tripping over its own feet as it unpicked the knot The Last Jedi had left behind, and having to cope with the death of Carrie Fisher between movies.
Now a single quote from writer Chris Terrio probably confirms all you needed to know about Episode IX.
He revealed that he has never done as much re-write work on a script as much as he did with the latest Star Wars film.
“I’ve never rewritten a film as much as this one. It’s like a tide. There’s a new script every morning. But we just keep going at it and going at it, loosely thinking that it’s not good enough. It’s never good enough.”
This is the writer who helped deliver Argo, and had been thorough whatever the hell happened to Justice League. For him to say this after that superhero experience potentially illustrates just how desperate things had got in the world of Star Wars under the new regime at Lucasfilm.
No plan, creatives replaced for daring to question and the end results are there for all to see. A $4billion franchise lays shattered and can now never be reborn due to writing choices and unfortunate real-world events.
Has any other series of actions in cinematic history been as disastrous as what we have witnessed from Lucasfilm in the last five years?