After two years of hype “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally hit theaters last week, and it’s already made a massive amount of money at the box office. “The Last Jedi” has been getting rave reviews from critics, but it seems to have divided audiences.
One needs to only take a look at social media to see that there are quite a few people who aren’t fans of the film, and they are speaking out against it.
One fan even went as far as to put a petition together on Change.org in an attempt to get “The Last Jedi” removed from the official Star Wars canon.
The petition specifically mentions the treatment of Luke Skywalker and his legacy as something that they felt was destroyed, and it reads as follows:
“Star Wars has long been a story about two things, the Jedi and Luke Skywalker. After over 260 novels where we could follow the adventures of that great hero you, the Walt Disney Company decided to strike all of that from the official canon and wiped out three decades of lore. We were excited to see Episode VII to see how our heroes lives turned out since you took away what we knew. We saw the death of Han Solo, we saw less than a minute of Luke Skywalker.”
“Episode VIII was a travesty. It completely destroyed the legacy of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi. It destroyed the very reasons most of us, as fans, liked Star Wars. This can be fixed. Just as you wiped out 30 years of stories, we ask you to wipe out one more, the Last Jedi. Remove it from canon, push back Episode IX and re-make Episode VIII properly to redeem Luke Skywalker’s legacy, integrity, and character.”
As of this writing the petition has 13,786 signatures.
“The Last Jedi” is already a huge success, but it hasn’t achieved that success without creating controversy among Star Wars fans, as Disney and director Rian Johnson have both released statements commenting on the backlash.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can form your own opinion because “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is in theaters now.