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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and the Brutal Circularity of History

It was probably inevitable that Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was going to be divisive. It is, after all, the culmination of a decades-long saga and the conclusion to one of the most enduring and influential fantastic narratives of the 20th and 21st Centuries. What’s more, it is also the end product of an at-times contentious creative process, made all the more…