“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has been divisive to say the least, with critics giving it a somewhat negative review while once again fans saying that they rather enjoyed it. Although less polarizing than its predecessor film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi“, the film was in no way perfect, and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner had a few words to say about it.
#RiseofSkywalker is an acceptable film, a lot of story and fan delights but somewhat emotionless, while #TheMandolorian on @disneyplus establishes show creator @Jon_Favreau as the new George Lucas which @RobertIger had the foresight to declare.— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) December 31, 2019
“Daisy Ridley played Rey throughout the film with one expression: awe/fear until the very end of the film when she reveals her name,” Eisner wrote. “That’s what I meant by a film that somewhat lacked emotion.
In my previous comment I didn’t mean to suggest that #DaisyRidley acted poorly. On the contrary, she was excellent. The choice of attitude for Rey was intended and seems to fall on the philosophy of the character. #RiseofSkywalker— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) January 2, 2020
He then goes on to talk about how his remark on Daisy Ridley wasn’t a critique on her acting potential but rather a critique on the character of Rey and how she was written.
Michael Eisner became CEO of Disney back in 1984 and remained in that position until his graceful departure from the company in 2005.