3) It's a function of how the internet has affected the fandom. Vanity Fair argues that the web encourages the kind of scrutiny that few movies can support.
On Facebook, we asked him what he thought of the film and what explains the division between fans and critics. More than 800 responses suggested that maybe the Rotten Tomatoes fan rating was not that far away. Many of you really did not like "The Last Jedi".
Here are slightly edited excerpts from the comments:
Fan vs. Fan
Matt Hallett There is a very real division among fans that has to do with the disconnect between "The Force Awakens" and "Last Jedi". For example, Rey's parents are set up as a big business in a movie, and then dismissed almost immediately in the next. The Resistance and the First Order are massive in a movie; in the next, there are a handful of people with ships numbered in a single digit. Snoke is an important character, then discarded with quite little ceremonial. "The Force Awakens" was like a setup for a totally different movie.
Andy Johnson I think you have three factions in play with respect to Rotten Tomatoes. 1) Fans of the expanded content of the universe, created before Lucas sold the company, see the new administration's decision to ignore that content in these films as an insult or a betrayal. 2) Binary thinking that the movie is 100% good or 100% bad. 3) Fans driven by nostalgia who wanted the new films to be about the old characters.
Jul Black I have read all the new canon novels. There are several things in the movie that directly contradict many things in canon. Watching this movie throw away parts of books that I really love was, frankly, hurtful.
Kyle Elphick Fans of this franchise are too attached to the theories they cooked before watching the movie. When the plot is inevitably different from what they originally imagined, they get angry and say that the movie is bad. Rian Johnson made a film that was unexpected, and I'm grateful for that.
Taylor Rork I think it has a lot to do with fanboys who are throwing tantrums because their personal predictions do not come true, and the fact that women are front and center in the film and save the day at the end .
Steve Penhollow There has been a lot of talk about the low audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, but that rewards persistent trolls and does not measure anything.
Shaurya Salwan Fans, they included me if I'm honest, I spent two years filled with increasingly absurd theories about King's parents and Snoke's origins. Both things ended up being false leads. I think it made the story much more powerful, but some people can not accept a different narrative choice, even if it was better than theirs.
& # 39; I Came Away Feeling Meh & # 39;
Joshua Swedberg Everyone has his theory of why the comments of the fans are so low. The truth? The script was a hot mess of lazy narration, absurd holes in the plot, recycled ideas and lifeless characterizations. More than 50 percent of the film is about an elite squad of Star Destroyers who can not catch a single Rebel transport ship that takes 20 hours to run out of gas.
Tim Hawryluk The plot was riddled with holes. Why was every serious moment broken by a comical moment similar to self-parody?
Skander Manaa What I saw were two painful hours and a half of hypercollophism, indecision and impulsivity. Each scene of Mark Hamill seemed to come from his parody of Stephen Colbert, characters like Captain Phasma and Snoke were severely underdeveloped and unused, others like General Hux and Vice Admiral Holdo simply did not need to exist.
Carrie McKee "The Last Jedi" felt more like a Marvel movie that never ceased to be the great mythical saga of the original trilogy. I liked the paternity of Rey, the arcs of the characters and the themes of the new movie, but I hated, I really hated, that the film could not stand the tension without cutting the moment with a blow.
Karen Smith Hunter I came away feeling about it (and I loved "The Force Awakens", by the way). Too many shaky close-ups of Adam Driver, the random casino trip, too many impossibilities, too many slow moments. I expected more emotion and got more sap.
David Harris I've been a Star Wars fan all my life. I did not like this movie. 1) Luke Skywalker did not receive the film he deserved. The premise that the man he had chosen not to overthrow the most evil Sith the world had ever considered killing his sister's only son was outrageous. 2) "Star Wars" is a story of Skywalker. This movie is not about a Skywalker. 3) This film tries to convey a political message in a very clumsy way. That's what "Star Trek" does, not "Star Wars."
"I had everything I could have wanted"
Kirsten Nelson Fisher I loved the movie. People seem to forget that Lucas was whimpering in "Nueva Esperanza" and complaining about "Empires Strikes Back".
Thom Gabrukiewicz I come to "The Last Jedi" from an older perspective. I was 14 years old in 1977 and I saw "A New Hope" 21 times in the first three weeks of its opening. There had never been a movie like this. "The Last Jedi" made me laugh. Made me cry. It made me raise my arms with emotion. As for Rey, I think Ben is using his parents to control it. If you look back, nowhere does it say that parents decide how the Force appears. Who were Obi Wan's parents? Or Yoda?
Maria Cristina Jimenez If "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" had a baby, it would be "The Last Jedi." This movie had the seriousness and bets of the first; the humor and the lightness of the last ones.
Alexea Hankin He had everything he could wish for and more: a cast full of fierce women; a villain with whom you can identify, tortured and credible; cute new aliens; a pinch of that classic science fiction cheese. Personally, I do not see any fun in making a movie that millions of people could have predicted.
Sabrina Ashlee Bruce All the characters acted like real humans. Being in the Air Force, I met athletes like Poe Dameron who shoot first and think about the consequences later on. I totally supported their degradation after they killed their squad on a suicide mission. The battle where Snoke was killed made me wish King would join Kylo and become a power couple in "Star Wars."
Dan Harrold Best movie of "Star Wars" from "Empire". Rian Johnson took real risks with the property, and that's where the outrage comes from. But this film will age wonderfully and become dear, as did "Empire".
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