‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gets a Terrible Review From the Vatican

December 23, 2015, 7:07 PM UTC
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: RSD2 AND C3PO attend the European Premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano gave the latest Star Wars movie a terrible review.

The reviewer described The Force Awakens as “confused and hazy,” Variety reports. The writer viewed the new film as a reboot rather than a sequel, but “not a classy reboot.” He believed that it was a “twisted update” influenced by the “sloppiest current action films derived from the world of video games,” adding that it’s suited for people “more accustomed to sitting in front of a computer than in a cinema.”

He noted that the movie’s representation of evil was a particular failure. While Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine were “two of the most effective villain’s” this installment’s antagonists were “awkward and tacky.” Kylo Ren is described as “insipid” while the Supreme Leader Snoke was “the most serious defect of the film.”

The newspaper, which is owned by the Holy See, voices a rather unpopular opinion. “The Force Awakens” received rave reviews, including a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and had the biggest opening weekend in North American box office history, bringing in $238 million.