Whatever you feel about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you are probably right. If you loved it, then it was a good movie, if you hated it, it was a bad movie and if you just don’t care one iota about it, that’s ok too. But despite what any individual thinks about the movie, the fact we are still talking about it almost 11 months after its release means that it was definitely divisive. There seem to be a roughly equal amount of people that liked it to those who disliked it. It’s perfectly balanced, as all things should be (so Thanos would have us believe), though I am sure Disney would have preferred it to be completely unbalanced with the vast majority praising the movie.
Even here at LRM we tend to get into another debate about this movie every week or every other week at least, in fact, we have had to create a separate thread in our work chat just for The Last Jedi so that it wouldn’t take over all other discussions.
Speaking with IndieWire and asked about the fan Backlash for the umpteenth time actor Oscar Isaac took the philosophical approach of being the paid actor, here is what he told the outlet.
“Luckily, since I’m not directing it, producing it, or distributing it, I don’t have to worry so much about fan expectations, also, not all fans have the same expectations.”
According to the outlet, the Poe Dameron actor then went on to compare the current Star Wars movies with the prequel era movies that were made by franchise creator George Lucas.
“People had very strong feelings, but there wasn’t as much of an organized way to speak out about it, people that run blogs and websites need content. So it’s like, ‘There’s some content!’ Five people on Twitter. Hundreds. Whatever it is. Then you make it into a story.”
Well, I think it might have been a few more people than five or even hundred Mr. Isaac, but we take your point, the prequels were not good movies and people more places to discuss The Last Jedi. Isaac did say he has learned to cope with the very real possibility that not every film he makes will please the masses, perhaps a lesson he had to learn after the disaster that was X-Men: Apocalypse?
“You make a movie and people are supposed to like, or not like it, or not care about it, those are the only three options. So it’s not shocking that one of those things happened.”
No, it’s hardly shocking at all, although it is perhaps a little bit unexpected when one movie gets a pretty equal spread of all three of these choices, and perhaps it’s this more than anything else, which is keeping the endless debate alive? We have those who didn’t like and those who did fundamentally unable to understand each other’s points of view and that just shows us how everyone’s taste truly is unique to them, and them alone.
Not to worry, before you know it Star Wars: Episode 9 will be around the corner and then we get to really kick off the analysis of Disney’s first Star Wars Trilogy. I don’t know about you guys, but I have a bad feeling about this! I hope I am mistaken.
Sound off about anything related to Isaac’s comments in the usual place below, and if you do want to get into another The Last Jedi debate? Have at it, it’s your comments section, we don’t tell you what to talk about.
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