‘The Rise of Skywalker’: Fans Say This Is the Only Character That Got a Proper Ending
As the final installment in a nine-movie saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was bound to incite controversy.
It had even more expectations riding on it due to the divisive nature of the previous film in the series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Still, no one could have predicted the firestorm that the film caused and the number of complaints that fans would have.
Still, with all of the film’s supposed issues, there is one iconic character who might have just gotten the perfect ending.
What do fans say about ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?
The Rise of Skywalker was tasked with the difficult job of wrapping up the arcs of about five different characters and paying homage to all eight films that came before while creating a story that was able to stand on its own. It was a near-impossible assignment for any movie, much less one with millions of fans all over the world, all with their own ideas of how the film should go down.
Therefore, it is no real surprise that fans have pointed out numerous problems with the blockbuster movie. A few of the issues pointed out include gaping plot holes, bad CGI (in the case of a computerized younger version of Carrie Fisher), humor that didn’t quite land, and, of course, certain characters not getting the ending that they deserved.
Fans have stated that by placing Rey on a deserted desert planet, all alone, just as she was when audiences met her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is a horrible ending for the character and honestly, just downright depressing.
Her lonely conclusion came just after she seemingly found love with the redeemed Kylo Ren, now Ben Solo, who ended up dying in Rey’s arms after giving his life for hers. All in all, a rather downbeat turn of events for a saga that, for many, is about hope, love, and the power of family.
Which character got a proper ending?
Out of all of the characters in The Rise of Skywalker who had their storylines concluded, it is a non-human that received possibly the kindest treatment: C-3PO, a droid voiced by Anthony Daniels.
For many fans, the golden protocol droid is a touchstone of the series and one of the constants in the Star Wars universe.
Therefore, it seems appropriate that he enjoyed a bit more adventure in this film, and was with the Resistance heroes for the majority of the movie, learning the secrets of the evil Sith and ultimately, saving the day. He even had a line that is a direct callback to the first time that audiences saw C-3PO in Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977: “Did you hear that?”
Even if most of the other characters ended the film in sad fashion, C-3PO, at the film’s conclusion, was surrounded by his best friends and loved ones.
Will there be more ‘Star Wars’ films?
In the wake of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, many fans are demanding a longer cut of the film, which would supposedly “fix” many of the film’s flaws.
In addition, the fan outcry about the death of Ben Solo has been intense, with some fans even creating a fundraiser for Adam Driver’s charity, Arts in the Armed Forces, to show appreciation for his insightful portrayal of the character.
Still, the bigwigs at Disney probably have little intention of retconning any of the film’s pitfalls. More Star Wars content is still to come, with several Disney+ projects in the works and a yet-unnamed trilogy from Rian Johnson sometime in the distant future.