Originally Posted by Effects
Money doesn't always reflect quality.
People expected more from The Last Jedi, myself included.
Just because it made a lot of money doesn't mean it was a good film.
That is entirely subjective of course.
Personally I think that a lot of Star Wars fans had certain ideas of what they wanted the film to be and were dissapointed because it didn't fit their
So far I think Rogue One, Force Awakens and Last Jedi are very solid movies and quality wise far above the prequels, which very extremely ropey in places.
I also find it extremely hillarious that people now whine about TLJ, when they were even louder howls of outrage when TFA came out.
There's even a Youtube video 1 HOUR LONG which is nothing but a whine about TFA.
So far I can hear 3 main complaints about TLJ.
1: Luke tossing the Lightsaber. To state that this makes the movie bad is just idiotic and childish.
Personally I find it very fitting. To him the Jedi (and himself) have failed utterly in everything they have ever done. The only result was war and death and the Empire prevailed anywy with the New Order. He is jaded, delusioned and broken. Very understandable. Had he immediately snatched the lightsaber and said "WOW!!! Of course I'll train you and then we'll go kick Kylo's BUTT!!", people would have screamed in outrage and with good cause. To me it's a lot of people just wanting to hate.
2: Rey's parents are nobodies. First of all, you have to take Kylo's word for it. Siths have been known to tell porkies. Second, had he said "Luke is your dad", the screams of outrage would have been even louder (HOW CAN THEY DO THIS, THIS IS CLICHEED AND PREDICTABLE!!!!), so there is no right answer and people will complain either way
3: Leia flying through space. I would agree on that. Kinda seemed a bit cheesy. But it's not a dealbreaker for me. Nor is it completely off the wall. She is Luke's brother and it's not unthinkable that she has a little bit of Force sensitivity or knowledge. A lot of times passed, maybe Luke taught her. There are plenty of bad and cheesy things throughout Star Wars history and that is the same for my answer for milking sea-cows and adorable little chickens.
The one thread I see running through this is "Disney RUINED Star Wars!!!!".
So it all boils down to hate of Disney I think.
I would say a lot of people think about it the way I feel about Formula 1.
To me F1 has gone completely to sh*t with their poxy little Prius hybrid drives, their stupid opening wings and over-regulation and what little racing remains gets clamped down by the stewards.
But what use whining? It is what it is and it will never go back to the glory days of howling V10's and balls out racing. it's turned from Led Zeppelin into One Direction.
I could complain, but why bother? I just don't watch it anymore.