The Skywalker Saga had to Die for Star Wars to Live

The Rise of Skywalker is said to have finally shut the book on the saga that defined pop-culture for the past 40 years that saw George Lucas’ creation turn from a seemingly indestructible cultural phenomenon, to what is essentially at best described as a soulless, corporate husk of what once was.

I never actually went to see The Rise of Skywalker. I read the reviews, I read…