Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker almost single-handedly sunk Star Wars. The movie should have been the bombastic conclusion to the sequel trilogy, though a production nightmare combined with Disney and Lucasfilm running scared from the negative reception to The Last Jedi resulted in a confusing, poorly thought-out, and laughably ill-conceived story. We won’t go into details, but let’s just say “somehow Palpatine returned” and leave it at that.
Anyway, now fans are picking over one of the key moments in the film that’s been raising eyebrows ever since 2019. In the finale, Kylo Ren finally makes a turn towards the light by sacrificing himself for Rey, bringing her back for a kiss just before he dies and returns to the Force. With the benefit of hindsight, is there anything to like in this scene?