The Rise of Skywalker is a messy and unsatisfying conclusion that conveniently changes lore established in the previous chapter The Last Jedi and replaces them with frustrating plot twists, regurgitated fan service and some of the most half-assed writing in the history of the saga.
The new trailer (and title) just dropped for Star Wars: Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker… and the internet is going berserk over the possible return of one of the franchise’s most iconic characters.
The Cloverfield Paradox is a wholly conventional and typical sci-fi horror that does little for the genre and nothing for the mysterious universe to which it belongs.
Star Trek Beyond is the most colourful ride in the franchise so far, and certainly a lot more light-hearted than the previous two. This instalment has the heart of the original series, but does lack a bit of the well-composed drama of the earlier J.J. Abrams films.