– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Did you love Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Did you hate it? If the internet is anything to go off of, it may feel like those are the only two opinions anyone has of the film. To call the movie divisive would definitely be an accurate assessment, and it’s hard not to wonder what director Rian Johnson thinks about the ongoing debate.

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While the director has expressed his thoughts regarding certain criticisms of the movie, we haven’t heard much from him in regards to the controversy itself. One Twitter user took to the social media platform to ask him if he thinks it’s good that the film was polarizing since it inspires conversation.

Here was Johnson’s response:

“The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward and stay vital.”

For those who have been following my personal coverage of the film, it’ll likely not come as a surprise that I agree with him. This is a franchise that will need to continue to grow and evolve in order to stay relevant. Of course, Johnson and the rest of the crew would have preferred the film to be universally loved, but his thoughts make sense.

What do you think? Do you agree with him, or do you think it’s just positive spin of a bad situation? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Rian Johnson

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.