Instead of breaking down the film’s plotholes and shortcomings, they decide to compare and contrast Rise of Skywalker to other 2019 pop cultural landmarks. Jumping off a recent post by Keith, they examine how TROS and Watchmen on HBO share a lot of overlap in approach, if not execution. Similarly, Rise is the culmination of a nine-movie saga, but was it as effective as Avengers: Endgame as the culmination of a ten-year run of box office dominance? Also, how did The Mandalorian on Disney+ capture the Star Wars zeitgeist and seemingly eclipse the franchise’s capper in the public imagination?
Plus what’s Nerd Poppin: for Dominic, it’s the New Mutants trailer and for Keith it’s the Golden Globes and the beginning of Award Season in Hollywood — which allows him to add to his Superhero Oscar catalog.
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