Stephanie is a writer and editor based in Minnesota. She can usually be found writing about culture and TV.
Junior Contributor II
Star Wars has never been good
There’s been a lot of discussion over the last few months since The Rise of Skywalker’s release about whether or not the Disney version of the franchise was good. Many fans believe the Disney-fied films lack the magic of the films in the franchise they grew up loving. But why is that? Yes, Rise of Skywalker had it’s flaws, but doesn’t every Star Wars movie? In fact, one could argue that no Star Wars movie has ever truly been good in quality. They can be fun and nostalgic, but they tend to lack the level of storytelling that other franchises like Harry Potter or even Marvel movies offer. Star Wars is simply good verses evil and the details beyond that don’t really matter. Is there an argument to be made here that maybe that’s enough? Maybe these films can be simple without all that Disney hoopla? Do we prefer our Star Wars movies to be simple, without too many complications?