'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Backlash, Why Are The Fans And Critics Divided?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered a little over a week ago and it's still garnering a lot of buzz.
While many have hailed it the greatest Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back, others tend to disagree.
Probably the most anticipated film of 2017, Star Wars had action, comedy, an enticing plot, and a beautiful tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. So what went wrong?
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
The film opens up with Rey finding Luke in self-exile on the planet Ahch-To, where he plans to spend the rest of his life and die alone. Luke is punishing himself for his failure in not being able to stop his nephew, Kylo Ren, born Ben, from becoming evil. The film was Mark Hamill, who portrays Luke, in his prime, mastering the raw emotions that Luke feels towards his disgraced legacy and passion to end the Jedis for good.
One of the reasons The Last Jedi was anticipated was because of Luke's return and the 'epic' battle that was supposed to take place between Kylo Ren and the Jedi Master.
While Luke did confront Kylo so the rebels could get away, the epic battle we all were waiting for did not happen. Luke projected himself using the force to confront his nephew one last time before peacefully dying and becoming one with the force. This ended Luke's story which means he won't appear in the next Star Wars film. This is one reason many fans are divided about The Last Jedi, as many felt that Luke's story was left incomplete. Hamil has stated that it was hard for him to come to terms with Luke's fate in The Last Jedi.
"This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost had to think of another character ... but I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well ... I still haven't accepted it completely," Hamil stated.
Another controversial moment in the movie was that Rey (Daisy Ridley), trained herself throughout the movie. Luke spent most of his time afraid of Rey's powers and Rey spent her time trying to convince Luke to train her.
While Luke did show Rey some tricks to being a Jedi, Rey ultimately had to learn on her own and since there are no more Jedi masters, either Luke could appear to her in a spirit form or she'll continue to find her own way.
Did Rian Johnson destroy the Star Wars legacy or did he help take it to the next level?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters!