Geez, can you believe we’re still talking about Star Wars: The Last Jedi? As great as Star Wars: The Force Awakens was, it didn’t create nearly as many conversations or hotly-debated topics as The Last Jedi. A day doesn’t pass where we don’t some other piece of other unearthed information, or that we don’t hear from another talented person what their thoughts are on the film.
Today is another such day. This time around, we’re hearing from puppet master Frank Oz. Oz is, of course, the man behind countless Jim Henson Muppets, the director of movies like Indian in the Cupboard, and the voice/puppeteer of everyone’s favorite diminutive Jedi, Yoda. Most recently, he got to lend his talents to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but what did he think of the movie?
Speaking with Collider, Oz was asked about the backlash, and he responded with the following:
“Yeah, there’s a whole backlash. I couldn’t understand that whole backlash. I didn’t get it. I thought it was a great piece of work. I never understood that backlash. I’m somebody that works with the script, and if the script is there and I believe the script is organic and right for the moment and the character, then that’s kind of all I think about. I don’t think about extra powers or anything, I just go with it. I just don’t consider that really.”
Of course, there’s no way that Oz’s opinion is going to change anyone else’s. By this point, millions of viewers have seen the film. Lines have been drawn in the sand, and by now, you’re likely pro-The Last Jedi or anti-The Last Jedi.
Regardless, it’s always cool to see what some of the creatives behind the scenes say. What do you think of Oz’s comments? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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