Walk into a room, yell out The Last Jedi, and chances are you’ll be pummeled by a parade of angry opinions one way or another. While every Star Wars film outside of the original trilogy has their main issues in the fandom, there are few that inspire the angry vitriol that The Last Jedi does. Be it the way it treats Luke Skywalker, the Canto Bight scene, or its expansion of Force abilities, I’m sure plenty of you have your own issues.
Though, while Star Wars: The Last Jedi is perhaps inarguably the most polarizing Star Wars movie to date, writer-director Rian Johnson doesn’t feel that way, as he revealed to Standard. Instead, he just thinks that it’s the Star Wars movie that was released in the most polarized of times in society.
“All of us, we’re caught up in this swirling mass of anger. That polarisation, which is so much a part of 2019, that’s what I wanted to put on screen, so we can laugh at it.”
What do you think of Johnson’s comments? Do you think the inherent polarization of society is at least partially responsible for the way The Last Jedi has been received, or did you just find another reason to hate the director? Let us know down below!
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