– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve already seen last year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and if you’ve seen the movie, chances are you also have a pretty strong opinion one way or another. The staff here at LRM is also pretty split. Some, like me or Nick Doll, think the film was a brilliant continuation of the Star Wars mythos, whereas others, like Seth McDonald or David Kozlowski, think it was an awkward film that spits in the face of fans.

Mark Hamill is an actor who famously said he fundamentally disagreed with a lot of the decisions writer-director Rian Johnson made for the character of Luke Skywalker, but what about some of the other actors? Speaking with Radio Times, General Hux’s Domhnall Gleeson gave his own two cents, saying:

“It worked in a completely different way to how it worked in the previous film, and I think that’s really cool. It takes real imagination and confidence to see what happened before – I mean JJ knocked it out of the park with VII – then have the confidence to say ‘I’m not just going to copy what JJ did, I’m going to develop my own thing.’ I just thought that was fantastic.

“And not unexpected I suppose, or shouldn’t have been, because Rian is so distinctly his own filmmaker.”

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Given just how much fans love Star Wars, it does make sense that fans would have very distinct visions of their own as to how things would play out, but Gleeson goes on to say that it’s the unexpected aspects of the film that really made it shine.

“What was brilliant [about The Last Jedi] was that it was unexpected, and I’ve got a feeling that what JJ does may also be unexpected.”

We’re sure each of you has your own opinion on that as well. Star Wars is an entity in and of itself, and the idea that it’s bigger than any one creator has really helped in fans taking ownership of the property themselves, for better or worse.

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SOURCE: Radio Times

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.