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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Whatever big franchise film hits theaters, it’s always fun to see what those in the filmmaking community have to say about the film. When Thor: Ragnarok hit theaters, many fans looked to other Marvel filmmakers to see what your thoughts were on this brand-new take on the character.

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With Star Wars: The last Jedi just heading theaters, fans are similarly looking others like J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard to see what their thoughts were on this divisive flick.

Ron Howard, veteran director and Helmer of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, recently took to Twitter to share that he has just seen the new film in the saga.

Here’s what he had to say:

Of course, there is nothing but praise from a filmmaker who has been in this industry for a long time. Although his words of praise are likely true, as one of the bigger names in the business, he knows that staying positive is the way to success. As a result, we’ll never really know his more constructive feedback. However, given the divisive nature of this movie, I am sure there are plenty of folks out there who will swear off these comments as him playing ball.

Regardless, Ron Howard has quite the mountain to climb himself, with Solo: A Star Wars Story only been a short five or so months from theaters. This is a production that is been mired in controversy ever since Lucasfilm fired previous directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ever since then, they have been playing catch-up, and as of right now there is no trailer to speak of. We only hope that seeing The Last Jedi inspired him to help take Solo to the level needs to be in order to be successful.

What do you think of Ron Howard’s comments? Let us know your thoughts down below.

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  • Salty SeaDawg

    Maybe we should ask him what he thinks about your grammar and writing skills at the same time? Do you not read it before you post it?

    • Kindofabigdeal

      You obviously don’t understand good storytelling.

  • donzai

    he has to say this. guess what, people applauded when star wars ‘started’ at my theater too. they fuckin for sure did not clap at the end. everyone was in stunned silence. howard has to pr now, because word of mouth is getting out rian johnson ruined the franchise.

    • Moby85

      While I agree Johnson’s effort was below average, even approaching poor, I have hope that Star Wars is too big of a franchise to be sunk by a single film. Let’s not play games – if any films would sink the franchise it would be the prequels. But they didn’t.

      • Kindofabigdeal

        Well we have this divisive film that will be followed by a stand alone film that nobody asked for with the recasting of an beloved character, that has already had it’s share of troubles during production. I think it’s safe to say we all have a bad feeling about this.

  • Moby85

    I think we had different experiences in our theatre. In mine there was mockery-filled laughter at the poor physics (Leia’s adventure in space and the Holdo’s hyperspace gambit), yet, there was a huge cheer at Luke’s force projection, sighs at Luke and Leia’s final meeting, and muted slow claps (perhaps 1/3rd of the audience) at the end of the film.

    The Last Jedi is going to remain a very divisive Star Wars film and I’m OK with that. As a fanboy who believes Episode III is the best of the saga I’ve spent 12 years in battle with hardcore fanboys on how not ALL the prequels sucked. The debate over TLJ takes some pressure off my back and the rest of the Episode III Rules Crew.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      From my point of view the sequels are evil!

  • TheFrank

    Of course Disney has to go full “Baghdad Bob” now that they’ve jumped the shark on this one. All of the “alternative facts” in the world isn’t going to turn around the horrible word-of-mouth that the film is getting. Yes, it’s “too big to fail” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll “succeed,” either.

    This train wreck is getting more hysterical by the day. At this point, I almost want Rian to do those other 3 just to see how bad it can get. Or get Uwe Boll if Rian finds himself curiously unavailable. Same thing.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      His new trilogy will be called Star Wars: The Vanquished Past
      Years after the events of JJ’s final installment we find a young girl who works at a speeder wash. She is unusually strong with the Force and is able travel through time.
      He meets her future self who says that the fate of the universe is in the past. So she goes back in time and kills Smi when she is pregnant.
      We then follow her as she systematically takes out everyone who played a role in anything in the previous films, including a scene where she uses Force Pestilence to kill Yoda and the Jedi council.
      We never learn why she needed to do this.
      The End.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    He’s not going to shit where he eats. If this movie makes money he will be able to do a future Disney project of his choice.
    I think he should do a sequel to Willow now that they own Lucasfilm. Bryce Dallas Howard fulfilling the prophecy after a new evil arises.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.