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Daisy Ridley blames 'social media' for poor 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' reception

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"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" star Daisy Ridley is lamenting the poor critical and fan reception to the film, the third in her starring trilogy.

"It’s changed film by film honestly, like 98% it’s so amazing, this last film it was really tricky," Ridley explained of her process understanding the criticism of the film, speaking to Entertainment Weekly. "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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"I watched the documentary, the making-of [The Skywalker Legacy], this week," Ridley went on to say, discussing the documentary feature included in "Rise of Skywalker's" home video release. "And it’s so filled with love, and I think it’s that tricky thing of when you’re part of something that is so filled with love and then people [don’t like it]. You know, everyone’s entitled to not like something, but it feels like it’s changed slightly. But I think in general that’s because social media and what have you."

"The Rise of Skywalker" currently sits at a 52% 'Rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes —  the lowest rated of the modern "Star Wars" trilogy by a wide margin, with immediate predecessor "The Last Jedi" rated 92% 'Fresh' and the first film "The Force Awakens" rated 93% 'Fresh.'

Originally published on Newsarama. 

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George Marston

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)