Imagination Connoisseur and guest blogger, Willow Yang, may have figured out what’s really missing from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
This is a rough translation of a conversation that I had with my mom right before leaving to watch THE RISE OF SKYWALKER for the first time.
Mom: Are you going to watch FROZEN?
Mom: Why not? FROZEN’s very popular in China.
Me: I’m not that interested in FROZEN 2. I thought the first movie’s just okay.
Mom: Then what are you going to watch?
Me: Star Wars.
Mom: Didn’t you already watch Star Wars a couple of months ago?
Me: No, that was JOKER. Star Wars didn’t even come out until last week.
Mom: How am I supposed to know which movie came out when? What’s Star Wars about?
Me: It’s a little hard to explain.
Mom: Is Batman in it?
Me: What?!? Why would Batman be in Star Wars?!?
Mom: Batman’s not related to Star Wars?
Mom: Star Wars isn’t popular in China. At least Batman’s more famous.
Me: Yes, but Batman’s got nothing to do with Star Wars! They’re completely different things!
Mom: Is Star Wars about aliens?
Mom: I don’t believe aliens exist.
Me: I’m sure bacteria exists on other planets.
Mom: Bacteria don’t count as aliens.
Me: I’ve got to leave.
Mom: You’ve got a zit on your face.
Me: I know! You’ve already brought it up yesterday!
Mom: You’re eating too much chocolate. You’ve got a lot of internal heat.
Me: I’m going to miss the bus. Bye!
Having seen The Rise of Skywalker now, I must say that the movie could have done with a little more Batman.