The Last Jedi is now THE Star Wars movie that had the most polarizing reviews between the critics and fans, yet/ever.
What is most intriguing, is witnessing how Disney managed to drag the entire company to give us this brand defining middle finger. This was more courageous than Apple’s decision to remove the sacred headphone jack!
Sampling the fans’ reviews, one could spot 3.5 things people hated the most:
1, Luke deserved a warrior’s death, instead of this cheesy ULTRA HD 8K holographic projection battery-then-drained + performance-not-throttled sudden death on his sofa.
2, Snoke’s pathetic defeat. Apparently it didn’t even match Darth Maul’s chopped in half plummeting to a bottomless pit “fxxk yeah” death.
3, Rey had no “Mother Mary”-level birth or even some sort of exquisite bloodline to something worthy of any potentially galaxy defining destiny.
0.5, unnecessary plots (Casino) and dialogues (“We’re going to win this war not by fighting what we hate, but saving what we love!”, “There are things that you cannot solve by jumping in an X-wing and blowing something up!” … ) that were included only to propagate the liberal (and conservative and the Belgians’) and feminist agenda.
Let’s throw in the inclusion of a roasted porg (while another living porg was ready to devour it), or Luke calling the lightsaber “laser swords” (Blasphemy!).
Think about it for a sec. This was how Disney made the fans feel:
Luke suddenly appeared.
Fans, “Ohhhh shit the Jedi Knight is baaaaack!”
Luke walked out to face the First Order. Kylo fired everything at Luke. Luke brushed it off. Fans extremely aroused.
Fans, “Luke is going to take out the entire army!!!!”
Kylo walked down to face Luke instead.
Fans, “Oh. EPIC LIGHTSABER BATTLE EPIC LIGHTSABER BATTLE EPIC LIGHTSABER BATTLE”
After lame dialogues, Luke dodged and dodged. Kylo got angry.
Fans, “EPIC DEATH EPIC DEATH EPIC DEATH EPIC DEATH EPIC DEATH”
Kylo stroke Luke, it went through Luke. Luke still there, said a few more things.
Fans, “What the … LUKE DESTROYS EVERYTHING LUKE DESTROYS EVERYTHING LUKE DESTROYS EVERYTHING”
Luke disppeared, looked at the suns, died.
Fans could not focus on the rest of the film. “Huh? What just happened? What? That’s it? WTF? Huh? What just happened? What? That’s it? WTF? Huh? What just happened? What? That’s it? WTF?”
It is unimaginable to think of how the ranks at Disney could pull this off. The risks are huge to alienate and lose the Star Wars fans. It’s also going to be hard to turn non-fans into fans. You know, after all, this is a story about laser swords and this feeling called the force and furry animals. It is just too … gimmicky for many to take it seriously. It’s just not going to make those non-fans to pause thinking and just allow themselves to be emotionally hijacked. Therefore the fact that they decided to make the Last Jedi so different and take these significant risks, is remarkable. I can’t imagine what those conversations were like …
“What do the fans want to see, or find out about, the most? Let’s not do any of those. Thoughts?”
Can’t wait to see what they will do with the next one.