Former Disney CEO Wasn't A Fan Of Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker

The force wasn't with this one, apparently.


Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker has proven to be pretty divisive amongst Star Wars fans, and Disney's former CEO can now be counted among the less-than-impressed. In his social media reaction to the film, Michael Eisner called Episode IX "an acceptable film" that "lacks emotion."

Eisner went on to stack Rise Of Skywalker against Disney+'s The Mandalorian, which recently wrapped up its first season on the new streaming service, saying that the series' showrunner Jon Favreau has cemented himself as the modern-day George Lucas.

Eisner is certainly not alone in his Rise Of Skywalker feelings. Our reviewer, Michael Rougeau, called Episode IX a "galactic disappointment" layered with "cloying, saccharine sentimentality." In GameSpot's official review, he wrote "In the end, it all feels simply empty. It should never be so clear to audiences that something in the filmmaking process has gone so terribly wrong--that the people who made the first film in a trilogy apparently didn't bother to sketch out a plan for the second and third, and that the movies' directors had visions for the series' future that were so fundamentally at odds."

The good news is, regardless of your Rise Of Skywalker feelings, the Star Wars bubble is far from busting. The Mandalorian has been renewed for a second season with Jon Favreau returning as showrunner, slated for release in the fall of 2020--there's even the potential for some Skywalker Saga characters to make the jump from big to small screens, so you'll definitely want to keep your eyes peeled. And if Baby Yoda and company aren't enough to get you excited for the future of Star Wars, Disney+ also has its Obi-Wan and Cassian Andor streaming TV shows as well.

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