Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson explains why he wanted The Last Jedi to be different from its predecessors. The Last Jedi got mixed reviews from the Star Wars fans, making it one of the most divisive movies of all time.
At the first episode of Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson made a guest appearance and talked about why he wanted his movie to be different. He said:
I think the instant you start thinking in terms of how do you not step outside of the bounds of what the original movies did, you’re not thinking the way the people who made the original movies did. They were with every movie, they were pushing it forward, with every movie they were stepping outside those bounds and pushing the characters into new, emotionally honest, but surprising places. That’s why those movies are great. That’s why they’re alive. If they had been looking at something that came before it and saying, ‘Oh, we better not do this because that is outside of this or that,’ it would’ve been different.
A lot of fans who criticized The Last Jedi thought that the movie had inconsistencies and that the tone was scattered. Fans were so angry that a Change.org petition signed by nearly 117,000 demanded Disney to remove The Last Jedi from the original canon.
The final chapter to the Skywalker saga rests in J.J. Abrams’ hands now. Tell us what you thought of The Last Jedi in the comments below.