Star Wars The Age of Rebellion, how to make a lot of money by destroying a franchise

Caption of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber.
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At last, ending our three trilogy analyses, we have Star Wars episode 7-9 or The Age of Rebellion. It’s the Trilogy when the producers asked themselves, can we capitalize even more from Star Wars? Turns out they could and they were really good at it for that matter. All three films were extremely successful financially, earning billions of dollars. However, what they managed to gain financially was lost in terms of reputation. The reviews where mixed, though it would seem that they were mostly negative.

What did we find out?

So is it true? Were they that bad? Well, both yes and no. The story wasn’t that awful as many have come to believe. The Force Awakens’ and The Rise of Skywalker’s story were actually graded at a 3,55 / 5 and 3,32 / 5. Their grade was roughly the same as that of the prequel trilogy. The Last Jedi was however thoroughly disliked at a low 2,62 / 5. Now, what really destroyed the movie’s overall average grade was their lore and with lore, we mean how captivating and immersive the Star Wars universe was. The Force Awakens’s lore was graded at 3,36 / 5 whilst The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker was graded at a low 2,02 / 5 and 2,5 / 5. The grading of each movie’s ending was roughly the same as their stories as well, 3,13 / 5 for The Force Awakens, 2,5 / 5 for The Last Jedi, and 3,75 / 5 for The Rise of Skywalker. Viewers were also dissatisfied with the Last Jedi’s actors, its average grade was 2,33 / 5.

Comparison graph showing in percent how many gave which grade to the topic “story” for each of these movies.

Conclusion

So… Is that it? Is that what 40 years managed to produce? Yes. It’s somewhat obvious that the last three Star Wars movies didn’t quite pack the punch most viewers were hoping for. The movies were bland, they were neither good nor bad, they were simply… mundane. The Rise of Skywalker seems to have failed at wrapping up the saga as well due to the low “plot hole” grading of 2,75 / 5. Something was missing, and unanswered questions from previous movies weren’t answered. Nonetheless, the movies weren’t that awful in regards to grading, it’s just that people expected more the producers.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, that were analyzed in this article were collected from public online data published on Amazon.

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