Link Tank: The Rise of Skywalker’s Biggest Plothole

The Death Star in The Rise of Skywalker, the Frozen II soundtrack, the worst tech to come out in 2019, and more in our daily Link Tank!

The Rise of Skywalker's Biggest Plothole, the Death Star

The appearance of the Death Star wreckage is the biggest plothole in The Rise of Skywalker.

“While all your friends rant and rave about all the ways The Rise of Skywalker back-peddled on various plot elements in The Last Jedi, it’s a good time to remember that the ninth episodic Star Wars movie also blatantly rewrites the ending of Return of the Jedi. And no, we’re not talking about ways to interpret the balance of the Force or the survival of Emperor Palpatine. We’re talking about the elephant in the galaxy: The destruction of the second Death Star above the forest moon of Endor.”

Read more at Inverse.

One of our friends over at The Mary Sue thinks the soundtrack of Frozen II is better than that of Frozen.

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“I finally took a trip into the unknown and went to see Frozen II during the holiday weekend, and it was… good. It’s not narratively perfect, but I deeply enjoyed it, primarily because of how I feel the music is so much better this time around. Besides “Let It Go,” which still hits, I have always found the music in the first Frozen soundtrack to be lacking. The songs mostly just felt like unending exposition in a way that never kept me engaged. Also, they were mostly very Anna focused, and I felt like it captured her at a very shallow part of her character arc and stopped there. The music fit the plot, but it didn’t carry emotion.”

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Here are the absolute worst tech to come out of 2019.

“Gadgets have to work a lot harder to suck in 2019 than they have in years past. They have to bankrupt companies, reveal our data, or be so overpriced they even make Apple look cheap. The gadgets below did all that, but some went even further. Some were pointless Skymall dreck, and some nearly ruined much nicer and better gadgets.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Need help keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? There’s a list of gadgets that may be perfect for you.

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“Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be tough, but there are plenty of ways you can stay on track and get a strong start to 2020. Whether you want to focus on your health, save money, or become a “new you” in a variety of other ways, here are 10 products that can help you achieve your goals.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

With so many apps out there, it’s tough to choose. Check out the best iPhone apps for 2020.

“You may have the latest and greatest iPhone 11 Pro, but what good is it without some awesome iOS apps? Not much good at all. Even if you don’t have Apple’s new top-of-the-line device, a major reason for owning an iPhone is the wealth of top-notch apps available for the platform, now at more than 2 million and counting. The question is, which ones should you install? We’ve got you covered. The experts here at PCMag have tested a vast number of apps, separating the good from the bad, to come up with this list of the 100 best iPhone apps.”

Read more at PCMag.

Letterkenny on Hulu is one of the funniest Canadian comedy shows you’ve been sleeping on.

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“Though I’ve watched it many times since then, I still can’t get over the quickness and playfulness of every line delivery — ‘You can kiss my aesthetician’ is something I think about daily. Letterkenny is the kind of show with speedy exchanges and relentlessly recurring in-jokes you really have to sit and pay attention to if you want to get the most out of them, which isn’t something you might expect from a sitcom set deep within the grassy farmlands of Ontario.”

Read more at Thrillist.