Kevin Smith has become a staple in the comic book industry, proving himself to be a dedicated fan and filmmaker when the need arises. As such, he’s usually very apt to discuss his thoughts and feelings when it comes to the biggest movies. In fact, when giving a Star Wars: The Last Jedi review (a 90 minute review) he’s managed to discuss how the new film tends to overwrite and retcon many of the elements introduced in The Force Awakens.
“I don’t think [Rian Johnson] was attacking JJ or the The Force Awakens, but there are plenty of what I like to call ‘f—k you JJ’ moments in The Last Jedi where it seems like the work that was done in The Force Awakens just got undone in one very quick swoop by Rian,” Smith said. “The first one is, they blow that base [from The Force Awakens] to s—t.”
He especially talks about the scene where Luke takes his lightsaber from Rey and simply throws it like trash. Smith explains it loses all of the emotional value that The Force Awakens implied with its ending. Smith continued to explain that The Last Jedi also ignored plenty of elements from George Lucas‘ original saga.
It’s definitely a jarring film experience, and something that has ruined the story for a lot of hardcore fans. The beauty of Star Wars is that it’s designed to tell an ongoing story, and when a film like The Last Jedi fails to continue or create anything new, it’s almost like a hard punch in the face for fans.
As time progresses, it’ll be interesting to see where The Last Jedi stands among audiences and what exactly the franchise has in store for the future.
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