Star Wars fans divided over The Last Jedi with some branding it 'absolutely dreadful', 'disappointing' and 'a slap in the face'

Mail Online | 12/18/2017 | Reporter
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It may have recorded the biggest weekend opening ever behind The Force Awakens, but not everyone is impressed with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In fact, Star Wars fans have taken to Twitter and social media in droves to express their disappointment with Episode VIII.

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Some are pointing the finger at director Rian Johnson for what they perceive to be the movie's shortcomings, while others target Disney that purchased the rights to the much beloved franchise when it bought LucasFilm in 2014.


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Some tweeted that Episode VIII was 'the worst film' they'd seen 'in ages' and described it as hugely 'disappointing.'

Others bemoaned the lack of character development and poor plot while yet others likened The Last Jedi to the much derided prequel The Phantom Menace.

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While it brought in $220 million on its opening weekend and garnered 93% approval from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was rated only 56% fresh by audiences at

One person who saw the movie gave it just a half-star rating and called it 'a slap in the face to the history of Star Wars and all who hold it dear.'

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'Compete betrayal and disrespect of the characters every Star Wars fan grew up loving,' the wrote.

Other fans called out the 'poor writing, poor character progression' of The Last Jedi.

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There was also criticism of 'bad sub-stories' and 'plot holes.'

Some found the sequence in which General Leia is seen floating through space comatose and in the power of The Force after her ship is attacked a 'Mary Poppins moment.'

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While the demise of the character Snoke without any real exploration of just who...
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