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PCR #120 - The Last Awakening of Skywalker

13Jan

It’s the end of an era as the final installment of the Skywalker Saga was just released, and in this episode, Travis and X discuss all the ins and outs of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They first open up the episode by recapping their thoughts on all of the other current era Star Wars flicks, from Rogue One, Solo, Last Jedi, and Force Awakens, followed by their thoughts on JJ Abrams and his filmography. They then get into the actual movie by breaking down the movie in chronological order and discussing the key points of the film. Some of the topics they go over throughout are the return of Emperor Palpatine and the Empire, adding in lazy plot devices, course-correcting just about every aspect from Last Jedi, unnecessary character developments, the unforgivable amounts of “Mary Sue” aspects of Rey, how they dealt with Leia/Carrie Fisher, the “surprise” of seeing Billy Dee Williams back on screen, character deaths and sacrifices not meaning anything, who or what were the Knights of Ren supposed to be, the lazy writing from JJ that isn’t justified, the Goonies scene, and just why does everyone feel the need to start asking Rey what her last name is. All this and more are discussed. Also, X has a wonderful tribute for Wedge Antilles that has to be heard. This is a doozy of an episode, so hit the download button and may the Force be with you!

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