Domhnall Gleeson Has Mixed Feelings on General Hux’s ‘Star Wars’ Death Scene
Published on Apr 08, 2020
It’s no secret that legions of “Star Wars” fans were mightily disappointed by Episode IX, “The Rise of Skywalker,” the concluding chapter of Lucasfilm’s most recent and otherwise beloved saga. The film, which currently holds a critical consensus of 56% percent on Rotten Tomatoes, suffered from a frustrating lack of originality and failed to thrill in its efforts to tie everything up with a neat little bow. Even worse, it sidelined fan favorite character Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico. The actress suffered misogynistic and racist harassment online following her first appearance in 2017’s “The Last Jedi,” and it was difficult to see the move as anything other than a total pandering to the so-called fans who spewed such vitriolic bile.
[Editor’s Note: The rest of this article contains spoilers for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”]
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