Authentic Content material podcast: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ makes some questionable selections

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opened Friday to mediocre critiques, although it’s not clear whether or not these critiques will put any actual damper on viewers enthusiasm.

Within the meantime, all three of your hosts of the Authentic Content material podcast have seen the film. And all of us agree that “The Rise of Skywalker,” whereas flawed, is a largely entertaining and satisfying expertise.

Issues get just a little extra sophisticated in our spoiler dialogue, the place we weigh in on the movie’s large reveals. The trilogy’s earlier installment, “The Final Jedi,” polarized followers with its daring storytelling selections (daring for Star Wars, at the least). However we’re squarely within the pro-“Final Jedi” camp, so we have been disenchanted to see “The Rise of Skywalker” again away from a few of these selections.

Our dialogue additionally finds a key piece of Star Wars historical past — the truth that whereas creating his now-formidable writing skills, our co-host Darrell Etherington wrote an prolonged piece of fanfiction with the tantalizing title “Reign of the Empress.” When you’d like to assist us strain Darrell into studying the story on a future episode of the podcast, please e mail or tweet at us!

It’s an Adam Driver-centric episode this week. Along with discussing Driver’s Star Wars arc, we additionally assessment “Marriage Story,” the Netflix movie the place he and Scarlett Johansson play a divorcing couple. No less than one in all us thinks “Marriage Story” may be the perfect film of the yr, whereas others have been just a little extra reserved of their reward.

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And if you wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
1:15 “The Mandalorian” listener response
8:50 “Marriage Story” assessment (delicate spoilers)
27:42 “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” assessment
45:52 “The Rise of Skywalker” spoiler dialogue

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