'Star Wars' actor Jake Cannavale brands 'The Rise of Skywalker' as a 'f***ing failure'
It has not even been a week since the release of the final movie in the 'Skywalker Saga', and fans are as divided as the dark side of the force and the light.
Despite opening to a $176 million box office in the US alone, Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker has received, let's say, mixed reviews.
Check out the final trailer for The Rise Of Skywalker:
Owen Gleiberman of Variety stated that: "The Rise of Skywalker is, to me, the most elegant, emotionally rounded, and gratifying "Star Wars" adventure since the glory days of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back."
Whereas Sam Adams of Slate stated: "Rather than making a movie some people might love, Abrams tried to make a movie no one would hate, and as a result, you don’t feel much of anything at all."
However, one surprise critic of the latest move is actor Jake Cannavale, who stars in Disney's acclaimed Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
Taking to Instagram, the 24-year-old actor slammed the final movie in Disney's trilogy, branding it a "f***ing failure" in his 'stories' section.
Per DigitalSpy, Cannavale posted to his 6.1K followers a series of stories that said: "Rise of Skywalker was hands down the worst Star Wars movie. An absolute f***ing failure.
"There were more plot holes than there was plot.
"The amount of 'by the ways' was absolutely infuriating. Rise of Skywalker (btw dumba** title) was worse than Phantom Menace AND Last Jedi combined. Fight me."
Come Sunday, the posts were no longer available to view due to them disappearing after a 24-hour period.
Cannavale stars as Toro Calican - a young wannabe bounty hunter - in one episode of The Mandalorian, which Disney launched on their new streaming service Disney+ back in November.
When asked by a fan if he would feel differently if he starred in the movies, Cannavale replied:
"Honestly, I think I'd be more mad.
"Obviously I can't speak on behalf of the cast. To some actors this is just a job and maybe they're just happy to be working. To which I say more power to them.
"Also, maybe they f***ing loved the new Star Wars! In which case that's f***ing dope that they got to work on something they truly got to enjoy."
In case you haven't started watching it yet, check out the trailer to the incredible Mandalorian:
"Personally, I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid. And I felt pretty let down by the overall laziness of this new trilogy, and also a bit angry at the entitlement of it for pretty much seizing control of the franchise as a whole by basically [saying], 'Nah we don't like the ending that everybody's been cool with for decades, let's change it!'
"I personally would feel pretty depressed if I was in the new Star Wars movie (as a main character I mean. If I was a dude wearing an alien puppet or whatever I'd be f***ing stoked… but still)."
Do you agree with Cannavale or has he completely missed the point? Let us know your thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker in the comments section.