“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hit theaters a few days, and the film has already managed to make a massive $450 million at the global box office. “The Last Jedi” has been a big hit with the critics, but it seems that audiences are divided when it comes to the film.
“The Last Jedi” certainly takes the franchise in some new and unexpected directions, which some fans seem to love and others seem to hate, but Disney is standing by the film and the new direction.
Disney issued the following statement:
“Rian Johnson, the cast, and the Lucasfilm team have delivered an experience that is totally Star Wars yet at the same time fresh, unexpected and new,” says Disney president of theatrical distribution Dave Hollis. “That makes this a Star Wars film like audiences have never seen – it’s got people talking, puzzling over its mysteries, and it’s a lot to take in, and we see that as all positive, that should help set the film up for great word-of-mouth and repeat viewing as we enter the lucrative holiday period.”
“The Last Jedi” currently has a 93% with the critics and a 56% with audiences. Even though some some people have admitted to using bots in an attempt to try and manipulate the score, one needs to only look at social media reactions to see that there is indeed a good portion of the audience that didn’t enjoy the film.
It’s important to remember that “The Last Jedi” is only the second film in a trilogy, so there could be some things that happened in the film that will make more sense by the time “Episode IX” comes to an end.
Only time will tell.