Richard E. Grant loved Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The actor posted his short, teary-eyed first reaction to the movie on social media. Grant is in the final installment of the Skywalker Saga playing Allegiant General Pryde, a high-ranking general in the First Order. Daisy Ridley has not expressed her thoughts on the movie yet, but she recently talked about her feelings on fan reactions when they finally get to see the movie in theaters.
The Rise of Skywalker is easily one of the most-anticipated movies of the last decade. Star Wars fans are dying to know how the new movie compares to the previous two installments. Richard E. Grant has seen the movie and he believes that fans aren’t prepared for what’s in store this December. He explains.
“I’ve just seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and nothing prepares you for this. I cheered, I shouted, I fist-pumped the air, I cried, I stood and cheered. It’s absolutely everything you hoped it was going to be. I’m so proud to be in it and I can’t wait for you to see it.”
Richard E. Grant seems pretty confident that Star Wars fans are going to enjoy The Rise of Skywalker. His emotion in the social media post shines right through, leading us to wonder what he had to cry about in the movie. As for Daisy Ridley’s thoughts on how fans will receive the movie, she’s not really all that worried about it. Ridley had this to say.
“There are people that are never going to f***in’ like it and there’s no other way around it. But I think people are going to feel like this was made with a lot of love and JJ worked really hard to tie up nine films. It’s impossible to make everyone happy.”
Daisy Ridley is right about not being able to please everybody. There’s no way J.J. Abrams was able to craft a movie that all Star Wars fans will enjoy. It’s virtually impossible, though The Mandalorian has seemingly pulled off that feat on the small screen. While not everybody is destined to like Star Wars 9, Ridley does wish some fans would keep their opinion to themselves. She explains.
“Some of the sh*t people have said to me about Star Wars you wouldn’t believe. I have had people say to me, ‘I mean, it wasn’t a great film, was it?’ I’m like, that’s just bad manners. That’s f***in’ not nice.”
The Rise of Skywalker is only a few weeks away from hitting theaters and expectations are high. This is the end of nine movies, which some fans treat as a religion. There’s even more pressure to deliver since Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi was so divisive. Whatever the case may be, Richard E. Grant believes J.J. Abrams knocked it out of the park. You can check out Richard E. Grant’s Twitter reaction to The Rise of Skywalker below.