Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is ‘somewhat emotionless,’ says ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner

Eisner also tweeted that Daisy Ridley only had one expression throughout the film

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is ‘somewhat emotionless,’ says ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner 1

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has already grossed over $815 million worldwide against a production budget of $275 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 2019. While the J.J. Abrams-directed movie is without a doubt a commercial success, the reviews for the film have not been as favorable as the first two installments of the trilogy. In fact, even former Disney CEO Michael Eisner seemed a little disappointed about how the movie turned out.

Eisner took to Twitter on Tuesday to give his thoughts on the film, and though he found it “acceptable,” he called it “somewhat emotionless.” Eisner also compared the flick to the well-received Disney+ series The Mandalorian created by Jon Favreau.

As expected, there were a number of fans who agreed with him, saying that “acceptable” is a fair word to describe the movie.

But there were also some who don’t have the same views as him, especially on his opinion that Favreau is on his way to becoming the new George Lucas.

In a follow-up tweet, Eisner also commented that Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, only had one expression throughout the entire film.

Eisner’s brutally honest opinion quickly caught the attention of several fans, who didn’t share his sentiments.

Following the backlash, Eisner posted another tweet, in which he made it clear that Ridley didn’t act poorly, but was actually “excellent” in her role.

While Eisner’s tweet was a welcome clarification for the actress’ fans, some thought that it’s unnecessary, as nothing could change their thinking that The Rise of Skywalker is just a bad movie.

Eisner served as the chairman and CEO of Disney from September 1984 to September 2005. Following his resignation, Bob Iger took over the position. Fast forward to 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion. Since then, Disney has produced five Star Wars movies that have varying box-office and critical success.

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