Magazine January 27, 2020, Issue

Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Return of the Disney Juggernauts

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Walt Disney Pictures)

In the next issue of this magazine, hopefully, I will report on the good movies that came out during the Christmas-season rush. First, though, we need to talk about the big, bad ones — Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — that collected the lion’s share of the holiday box office: north of $800 million domestically between them, easily equaling all the season’s other offerings combined, and all of it going to line the pockets of our Disney overlords. 

We’ll take the less interesting of the two first. For some time, Star Wars fandom has been consumed by

This article appears as “Return of the Disney Juggernauts” in the January 27, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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