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VIDEO: Rian Johnson Reveals His Initial Reaction to 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

Rian Johnson gives glowing review of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' and J.J. Abrams
Rian Johnson gives glowing review of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' and J.J. Abrams | Twitter / MTV News

Award season was a busy time for writer and director Rian Johnson, whose film Knives Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars. While on the red carpet, Johnson was interviewed about his critically acclaimed film, but also about the memory of his time working on Star Wars and the latest installment, The Rise of Skywalker.

Johnson, of course, directed The Last Jedi, which hit theaters in 2017 and, at the time, was widely considered the worst Star Wars movie in the most recent trilogy. Well, that all changed with J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker, which is now actually Star Wars' lowest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.

While there could be temptation to speak negatively on Johnson's part, the director had nothing but glowing things to say about the final film of the Skywalker Saga and its cast and crew.

As reported by GamesRadar, MTV News' Josh Horowitz asked Johnson for a "totally impartial review of The Rise of Skywalker," to which he gushed, "[It] made me so proud seeing the heart and soul that J.J. [Abrams] put into it...And seeing my friends who were in the movie just, like, bring the whole thing to a conclusion. Yeah, for me as a Star Wars fan, it was a really special experience."

Johnson truly seems like a class act!