Is ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ a Great Title or a Disappointing One?

When the teaser for the movie ended and we got to see the title for Episode IX for the first time it was unlike anything I could’ve expected. The Rise of Skywalker would end up being the finished title and while I was still reeling by the teaser’s jaw-dropping conclusion the title began to slowly but surely soak in.

So, that leads me to the question of this post; is The Rise of Skywalker a good title?

Well, it has meaning, but it’s a plural title highlighting the clear fact that this title could be talking about anything. I like that element. What I don’t like is how uneasy to say it is.

For a while, I was calling it Rise of the Skywalker. Then I kept saying Rise of Skywalker. And now, I still find it a little tongue-twisting to say The Rise of Skywalker. To me, it just doesn’t sound well.

I like names that flow off the tongue. Like The Force AwakensThe Empire Strikes BackThe Phantom Menace, those are names that are just as ambiguous in meaning but sound fun to say out loud as well.

So, while the teaser was clearly better than the title (WAY BETTER) I’m sure it will be a powerful title once we know the meaning behind it.

What are your thoughts on the title? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

2 thoughts on “Is ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ a Great Title or a Disappointing One?”

  1. I think it definitely fits the naming styles of the other two trilogies. It also makes sense, since the nine films are supposed to be a whole collection focused on the Skywalker legacy. I imagine once we know what it refers to, people will like the title more than now.

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