https://www.change.org/p/rian-johnson-has-to-admit-that-the-last-jedi-is-awfulStar Wars: The Last Jedi has divided fans of the 40-year-old sci-fi franchise. Although the film was universally well-received by critics, it's getting mixed reviews from the general audience. On its first week of its theatrical run, a petition was launched to have Disney remove The Last Jedi from the official Star Wars canon. But for some fans who disliked the film, that's not enough. They want writer/director Rian Johnson to admit that Last Jedi is awful.
"The goal of this petition is to make sure that the oh so mighty Rian Johnson will know that we do not support his decisions, and to make sure he knows that what he created is not a masterpiece," the Change.org petition's description reads. The petition was created by Cemiria Dawn, and she provides a bullet list of itemized complaints about The Last Jedi. It currently has 4,689 signatures at the time I'm writing this article.
Here are the four points she elaborates in the petition:
Luke's VERY out-of-character behavior.
Probably the thing that has disappointed many of us. Instead of being an epic Jedi, ready to save the galaxy, he acts like a depressive weakling who is tired of everything because of the Kylo accident. Also, did he really had to be so rude towards Rey? His whole run-away thing looked so childish. We just wanted to see our fave OT hero save the day, alright!
Cheap, sometimes childish humor.
Speaks for itself. The "let me just throw this saber away after 2 years of people hyping on my reaction" wasn't funny. It really wasn't. Maybe to imagine, but it made this movie seem very cheap with forced humor. And oh, this was just one of the many weird and out of place forced-humor moments the movie had. The Luke ones were the worst, though. Also what about those ugly owl-furbies who were supposed to be cute little cash-grabbers? They were annoying as hell. And childish. Yay.
Leia's superhero flight through debris.
This is probably the most retarded thing in the movie. Being Force sensitive does not equal being able to do some sort of magic superhero leap through space. Please, please just DELETE it. There isn't even a way to explain it. It just looks ridiculous. Please, no.
The greatdisappointementfor Snoke theorists.
Yet another disappointement! Wow! I guess everyone definitely enjoyed how Snoke died before even knowing who he was!! Seriously though, I still can't understand this decision, or what we'll eventually gain of it by not knowing who this man is. We've waited 2 years only to get a big "HAHA, NOT TODAY" in our face. I suppose a standalone movie could happen to explain this, but it's not about quantity, it's about quality! And if Snoke really is just Snoke, damn that would be lame. Just lame.
Also the greatdisappointementfor Rey's lineage theorists.
We're on a roll I see. Now, again, 2 years for what? Nothing? Thanks! But seriously, we all hope she has a somewhat important lineage. Yeah yeah we get this whole becoming-a-hero-does-not-require-important-lineage stuff, but who's interested in a Mary Sue who came from alcoholic plebs? We want an epic Kenobi girl saving the galaxy! Kylo Ren might've lied to her though. So it remains to be seen - but don't get your hopes up.
Unnecessary Finn x Rose subplot.
The Finn x Rose ship itself was akward and underdeveloped, but the entire "plot" on Canto Bight was simply useless. Precious and important screen time (that could have been used as an explanation on Snokes background, for example) was wasted because Rian Johnson felt the need to include a visit to a planet that did not even serve a purpose.
Not to mention that Finn's kamikaze, that could have saved the Resistance on Crait, was ruined because Rose only seemed to care about herself and about Finn. Her action could've got dozens killed.
Overdoing the alien species.
This thing might not have bothered many. However, for the more lore-loving fans or EU-fans, this is just as cringy as in TFA: weird, overdone crazy aliens (as if you try too hard). Especially Canto Bight had lots of these monsters. Do they know that there are still very human-looking species out there? Or is it all either humans or extremely weird species? Just give us back our beloved Twi'leks, Togrutas, Zabraks etc. Thanks.
The petition pretty much mentions the points we made in our Top 13 Reasons Why Some Star Wars Fans Hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Regardless of what fans say, Lucasfilm clearly has faith in Johnson's vision for the new trilogy. Over one month before the film's official premiere, Lucasfilm announced that Johnson would creatively oversee the upcoming new Star Wars trilogy, with the press release saying that:"As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was directed and written by Rian Johnson, and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ', Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.The film is now showing in theaters worldwide.