Last week, fans of the iconic Star Wars franchise flocked to their local theatres to watch the long-awaited final installment of the decades-long tale, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Critics and fans alike have been falling over themselves to dish out their opinions on the highly-anticipated spectacle. But it seems not everyone is impressed, with some arguing that the content isn't totally original.
Keep scrolling to see why fans are convinced that Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is merely recycled from another smash hit movie.
Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises of all time.It all started in 1977, with the first, eponymous movie - and it quickly became a widespread phenomenon.
Since then, there have been many iterations.The first film, now known as episode four, was followed by two sequels. These three movies are now known as the original trilogy.
The movies were universally acclaimed.They featured tons of amazing early special effect sequences, plus fascinating and deeply human character studies.
They also featured an all-star cast.Harrison Ford as Han Solo was a perfect choice and fans still look back on this era fondly. One legendary Star Wars actor recently came out as gender fluid - read more at the end.
And that wasn't all.The original trilogy also starred national treasure, Carrie Fisher, as Princess Lea - and left the part with big shoes to fill!
The original trilogy was followed by more films.The next part of the Star Wars franchise was a trilogy of prequel movies, which were released between 1999 and 2005.
These movies were a huge commercial success.Dubbed "The Tragedy of Darth Vader," this was many young people's introduction to the immersive Star Wars universe.
Star Wars even has a national holiday.Based on a common mishearing of the famous line from the film, May the 4th is now recognized worldwide as a day to celebrate the movies.
The franchise has since had another revival.The sequel trilogy of movies came out between 2015 and 2019, alongside two theatrical anthology films, Rogue One and Solo.
And they haven't been the only newly released Star Wars-related treats.Fans were thrilled by the news of another movie hitting screens this month.
Sadly, the news is bittersweet...After over four decades, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will cap off the lengthy saga - meaning the beloved franchise has officially come to an end.
Rise of the Skywalker hit theaters last week.
For Star Wars fanatics, it's the must-see movie of the entire year.And many eagerly flocked to theaters to get their final fix of the iconic intergalactic saga.
And the verdict?Well, of course, many fans were truly blown away by the flick, believing the well-loved saga got the spectacular conclusion it deserved. The movie has even received a respectable 7.0 score on IMDb.
But some fans have noticed something pretty, well, unimpressive about the movie...Several viewers began noticing that the movie had a resemblance to another smash hit - Avengers: Endgame.
In fact, some are going as far as to say Rise of Skywalker is completely "recycled."
starwars mini spoiler incoming ............ it was literally avengers endgame recycled— Aiyokaka (@Aiyokaka)1576687120.0
The first complaint came from the final space battle...
It didn't end there...
The new Star Wars movie is just Avengers Endgame made over— story (@story)1576907652.0