"This is not going to end the way you think."
The latest chapter in the Star Wars Saga is already off to an impressive opening weekend at the box office, becoming the fourth film in domestic box office history to make over $200 million in its first weekend. But despite the financial success, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is causing a "disturbance in the force" among Star Wars fans. Fans seem to be polarized on their opinions of Rian Johnson's follow up to 2015's The Force Awakens. Currently The Last Jedi has the lowest audience rating (57%) of any Star Wars film on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a bit shocking considering its rating is worse than ALL of the prequel films.
The Force Awakens had a different kind of uproar, in that a lot of fans knocked Episode VII for being "too much of the same" or a just soft remake of A New Hope. And now Rian Johnson does something different with Episode VIII, probably in response to the complaints about TFA being "too much of the same" only to have those very same fans end up complaining about The Last Jedi "not being Star Wars enough." Some even disliking the movie so much they have created a petition asking Disney to "strike Star Wars Episode VIII from the official canon." Wow!
Remember the days when we went to the movies to enjoy ourselves, to escape the real world? Movies aren't supposed to stir up rage or cause us to unfriend or block people on social media. And just because your theory about Luke, Snoke or Rey's parents didn't come to fruition, doesn't mean filmmakers are wrong either. We need to remember that there are going to be a lot of Star Wars movies in the years to come, and much like other franchises that are made up of multiple movies (007, Star Trek, etc) there are bound to be some duds mixed in with an otherwise fantastic batch of films. And above all, like the movie or not, it's important that we respect each other because the day will eventually come when we do agree.
You can read more about this petition HERE!