We know for a fact that the films in Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy are regarded by a lot of fans as some of the worst films the franchise has ever produced and close to two years after the Skywalker saga concluded, people are still debating over the divisive trilogy. Apparently, it's not just the fandom that has ill feelings towards the films and according to the law, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker aren't great.
The jaw-dropping remark came from Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee (via CBR) who referred to the last two films in the Skywalker saga as "mediocre and schlocky." During a court ruling involving ConAgra Foods Inc. and Wesson Oil, Star Wars surprisingly came up in the conversation when Lee wrote, "Simply put, Richardson -- the new owner of Wesson Oil -- can resume using the '100% Natural' label at any time it wishes, thereby depriving the class of any value theoretically afforded by the injunction. ConAgra thus essentially agreed not to do something over which it lacks the power to do."
Lee would later compare the situation to George Lucas selling the franchise to Disney. He added: "That is like George Lucas promising no more mediocre and schlocky Star Wars sequels shortly after selling the franchise to Disney. Such a promise would be illusory," adding a footnote that reads: "As evident by Disney's production of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker." Yikes!
His sentiment doesn't come as a surprise anymore because the sequels were in fact terrible for the most part. Personally, I enjoyed The Force Awakens and found it serviceable. I thought for sure that Lucasfilm was onto something but I also can't deny the fact that it relied a little too much on the existing Star Wars formula originally utilized in A New Hope instead of coming up with a new creative direction that would've helped set the sequels apart from its predecessors.
The entire Skywalker sage is available for streaming on Disney+,
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