Judge’s Ruling Calls Disney’s Star Wars Sequels ‘Mediocre’ and ‘Schlocky’
“It is now written in the annals of legal history that Disney’s Star Wars sequels, specifically The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, are mediocre,” writes MovieWeb:

This, according to Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee, who recently referred to the movies as such in a recent legal ruling… Judge Lee recently handed down a ruling in regards to a class action lawsuit against ConAgra Foods Inc. The case had to do with whether or not the company was responsible for placing a “100% Natural” label on bottles of Wesson Oil. ConAgra Foods no longer owns Wesson Oil…. And, as the judge found in his ruling, the company simply doesn’t have the power to make that sort of call anymore….

This is where things get interesting. At this point in the ruling, Judge Lee decided to make a comparison, and that’s where Star Wars comes in. It would seem the judge is a fan and he decided to liken the situation to Disney producing a trilogy of sequels after Lucasfilm was sold to them by George Lucas in 2012. And, in his professional, legal opinion, those movies were not up to snuff. “That is like George Lucas promising no more mediocre and schlocky Star Wars sequels shortly after selling the franchise to Disney. Such a promise would be illusory.”

That wasn’t the end of it either. In a footnote at the end of that page in the document, Judge Lee added some clarification saying, “As evident by Disney’s production of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.”

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