Despite overwhelming praise from critics and massive box office numbers, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been extremely polarizing among fans. Since its release on December 15, the film has been criticized for a number of reasons, and director Rian Johnson has addressed the backlash via Twitter.
In the above tweet, Johnson states that he never intended to divide or upset the fanbase, and also says that if the Star Wars brand is going to stay fresh, then these conversations were bound to happen at some point.
Johnson does make a good argument here. If we are going to be getting a Star Wars film each year as Lucasfilm plans, each one will have to feel different from one another and take a few chances, and The Last Jedi certainly shakes up the franchise’s formula in plenty of fun and exciting ways.
If The Last Jedi wasn’t exactly to your liking, we ask that you please do not send any hateful tweets, messages, or anything of the like to director Rian Johnson, or any fans that may have enjoyed the film. Please be kind, civil, and continue to discuss your like or dislike in ways that will bring about meaningful conversation rather than hurtful banter.
Written by Danny O’Brien
Source: Rian Johnson’s Official Twitter
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – “Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.”