Just breathing is going to be a little difficult for many Star Wars fans up until December when the next Star Wars movie finally comes out. This waiting period between movies has been hard for a lot of people, but especially the fans when we have to hear about it time and again. As of now though it seems that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally wrapped up production and will be moving onward as we eagerly anticipate its release in just a few months. The most hardcore fans are likely drooling at this point to see the film come to fruition and finally divine the meaning behind The Last Jedi.
So far there have already been those that want to criticize the film even though it hasn’t come out yet, and those that are eagerly rising to its defense. The need to tear down movies for one plot hole or another or one discrepancy that might not be that bad is horrible when it comes to Hollywood and the critics. Sometimes sites like Rotten Tomatoes make such horrible reviews that the people who actually listen decide to not even bother going. This is why I am so down on the negative criticism that is offered by some critics. They don’t bother to say what’s right with the film and simply bash it into the ground with metaphorical shovel before others come along and pick the bones.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has already garnered a healthy dose of criticism from purists that firmly believe that the Star Wars franchise should have started and ended with the original trilogy. The problem with this would be that the next generation of fans would have nothing to look forward to and would have no heroes to really look up in terms of people in their own generation. That’s why the continuation of the Star Wars franchise is so important.
Plus, even if people thought the prequels stunk and that Rogue One wasn’t as good as it could have been, these are all opinions. To be quite honest I liked the prequels. I liked Rogue One. The prequels could have found someone better than Hayden Christensen to play Anakin and Jar Jar Binks could have been turned into a different, more respectable character but they weren’t the worst choices ever made in the history of film. People that feel the need to gripe about something are usually the ones that will go ahead and voice their complaint based on nothing more than something that felt like it didn’t fit.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is another chapter in a great story that’s been loved for generations now and will hopefully continue onward if there’s any justice in the world. After all a lot of people would love to see the Han Solo movie come out and be followed by a Boba Fett film not long after. The Star Wars universe is a rich and diverse place that holds a ton of promise for ambitious directors that want to continue the saga.