The Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Rotten Tomatoes score is in, and it’s not good, as it is currently on par with Phantom Menace.
The reviews went live earlier Wednesday morning, so with 47 reviews presently accounted for, the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Rotten Tomatoes score currently stands at a “rotten” 53%.
Update 11:49 am EST: With 140 reviews accounted for, the score is now up to 57%.
Update #2 6:20 pm EST: With 202 reviews accounted for, the score is now 59%.
Update #3 12/19: 261 reviews; 58% Rotten.
Update #4 12/20: 331 reviews; 58%.
Original article continues:
Phantom Menace has a 53% as well, the lowest of any of the Star Wars movies.
The 53% Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Rotten Tomatoes score is also the lowest of any of the Disney Star Wars flicks, as The Last Jedi comes in at 91% (if you can believe it), The Force Awakens at 93%, with Rogue One At 83%, and Solo even beats Skywalker with 70%.
Current tracking has the flick opening similar to The Last Jedi, which opened globally to around $450 million. I’ve also already put it out there, that similar to The Last Jedi, Skywalker will fade quickly at the box office and again be taken over by Jumanji. Back in 2017, The Last Jedi had a mammoth opening, but the flick quickly faded with Jumanji overtaking it at the box office day-to-day.
Regarding what the reviewers have to say about Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker over at Rotten Tomatoes, check out some excerpts below.
Note: No spoilers.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Rotten Tomatoes reviews:
All The Rise of Skywalker does is wrap up everything a second time, answering the same questions and revisiting the same themes. – BBC
The problem with “The Rise of Skywalker” isn’t any single omission or misstep. It isn’t the succession of cheap “gotcha!” twists that briefly threaten to alter how we look at these characters, only to abruptly pull us back to rose-tinted reality. – LA Times
What made me crazy was three-fold. 1st, the obnoxiously relentless fan servicing. 2nd, the unnecessary complication of EVERYTHING. And 3rd, killing drama with cheap gags. – Movie City News
A fitting end for the trilogy that felt like a needlessly tacked on addition to a story that already had its perfect ending. Minus the updated swap of Christensen for Shaw. – Lyles Movie Files
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker represents the plummeting of Disney’s artistic integrity – Flickering Myth
It has no more use or appeal when examined in isolation than would a sparkplug or a distributor cap. – Irish Times
With lazy conventions and convolution, puddle-deep platitudes and cheap nods to nostalgia, this saga concludes on a wildly unsatisfactory note. – Fresh Fiction
There seems to have been absolutely no road map as to what these movies were going to be and it shows. – Screen Junkies
The Rise of Skywalker marks the return of a plodding dullness, the kind that George Lucas himself peddled with his second trilogy, laden with pointless plot curlicues, witless imperial intrigue and boring heroism. – Time Out
Star War Rotten Tomatoes Scores:
• Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 93%
• Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 94%
• Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) 82%
• Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) 53%
• Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) 65%
• Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) 80%
• Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) 93%
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 83%
• The Last Jedi (2017) 91%
• Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 70%
• The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 53%