Debunking The Biggest Fan Complaints From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon January 02, 2018 10:05 AM

#5- The Humor

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The Last Jedi admittedly packs more humor than most other films in the franchise, but this is a trend that isn’t just limited to Star Wars – it’s a common factor in many modern Hollywood blockbusters. In fact, even if you discount what other film franchises are doing, people still seem to forget that The Force Awakens, and even Rogue One, made an effort to inject a dose of comedy into the Star Wars universe. Poe’s banter with Kylo Ren at the start of TFA is actually a great example of this, which actually makes it ironic that some fans are criticizing his “Holding for Hux” shtick in The Last Jedi. And let’s not pretend that K-2SO’s role in Rogue One was anything other than comic relief.

Too much humor in a Star Wars film becomes problematic when the jokes don’t land, or if they undercut the drama. However, in The Last Jedi, not only do the jokes hit their mark but they also help complement the heavier thematic elements of the narrative. As a result, we end up with a film that’s well-balanced and able to appeal to all ends of the emotional spectrum.

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