IndieWire: John Boyega Defends ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Against Backlash, Says Film Was Not ‘Embarrassing’


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Dec 25, 2018
John Boyega has never held back his critical opinions of the “Star Wars” movies, so many fans have been waiting for him to weigh in on the most recent polarizing entry, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The film marked Boyega’s third go-around playing ex-Stormtrooper Finn and opened last Christmas to some of the worst reviews in “Star Wars” movie history. Boyega recently snapped back at a fan on social media who slammed “Rise of Skywalker” as an embarrassment, writing, “Embarrassing? LOL you wish. Very fulfilling, some disappointments but yet not that big of a deal. Everyone has moved on.”
Boyega’s co-star in all three “Star Wars” movies was Daisy Ridley, who earlier this month said it was upsetting to live through the extreme outrage generated by “The Rise of Skywalker.” The actress said on the DragCast podcast, “It’s changed film by film honestly. Like, 98% it’s so amazing, this last film it was really tricky. January was not that nice. It was weird, I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, ‘Where’s the love gone?’”

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