Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker receives dismal reviews

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and concluding episode of the Star Wars saga, opens this week. Critics are mauling it, by and large, leaving it with the worst average rating of the series: 54, according to review tracking-site Metacritic. Even Solo got a better reception.

Good news at Rotten Tomatoes, though. Star Wars: Phantom Menace beats it to the not-so-coveted worst spot.

In the spirit of avoiding spoilers, I'll just leave you with the BBC's conclusion: "The main feeling it instils in the viewer is a renewed respect for the imagination of Lucas"