Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have started with a pretty great Rotten Tomatoes score when it first premiered last year but the film's audience ratings dropped as the Force Awakens sequel continued its theatrical run.
While it's possible to chalk the drastic difference between the critic score and audience score to The Last Jedi's divisiveness in the Star Wars fanbase, there were also rumors that a certain group of angry fans might have tried to manipulate the ratings to put a dent on The Last Jedi's success and manipulate viewership during the film's run.
Last year, in the wake of The Last Jedi's shifting audience ratings, a Facebook group came out claiming credit for manipulating the Star Wars film's user score on the review aggregation website.
Speaking in an interview with the Huffington Post, Star Wars actor John Boyega was asked about what he thought of the "campaigns" to manipulate and tank The Last Jedi's score on Rotten Tomatoes.
"I would say that they need to definitely get job applications to utilize their time for a much more suitable thing," Boyega said. "I think they're too bored. We need to get more people working for their jobs, man. I think like, don't you have a family? And time? I don't understand it."
It's rather alarming what the Star Wars fanbase has become. There's so much toxicity from fans, with many making racist and sexist remarks on various forums and comment sections online.
There are some fans who begin to feel some sort of sense of entitlement over the franchise and when things don't go their way or don't go the way they expect it too, they start squawking around online, going as far as petitioning films to be removed from canon. It's a disheartening mess, really.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available on Digital HD on March 13 and Blu-Ray and DVD on March 27.