Numerous people have weighed in with their take on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” since the film’s release last December. It’s a film that has generated such wildly divisive fan reaction that debates are likely to rage for years to come.
In case your opinion wasn’t of the ‘best film in the series’ or ‘it shat all over my childhood’ extreme ends of the spectrum, you’re probably hoping that if you ever have to hear people talking about it again – let it at least be someone who can offer a little more reasoned judgement in their expressions.
Leave it to the space pilot that’s already stolen many hearts, actor Oscar Isaac who plays Poe Dameron, to offer some advice to those on the ‘hate it’ side of the fence. Speaking with Yahoo, he first addressed those who feel scorned by the film:
“What I think is really special about the whole thing – particularly for people that really didn’t agree with where the story went – is that it’s often a great inspiration to do your own stuff. Obviously, making your own ‘Star Wars’ movie is a bit of a tough challenge, but at least from a narrative standpoint maybe you make your own thing and then show what you would want. Make what you would want to see.”
Some fans are attempting to do just that with a crowd-funded campaign that’s seemingly going well finance wise. Isaac also spoke about the reaction to the film at Comic-Con recently where fans expressed their disapproval of his character’s actions in the story. Isaac’s reaction to that disapproval is a welcome one:
“I love that. It’s incredible, because you have people actually engaging with the ethical question of war and what leadership is. The last thing you want is for people to watch a movie and be like, ‘Great,’ and then move on. With [‘The Last Jedi’], the conversation continues and can stir real emotions. You’re having a conversation about actual things that matter, you know?”
Isaac is currently in the midst of playing Poe once again, and perhaps for the last time, in the currently filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” which is to be released on December 20th 2019. The talk comes as a rumor this week have suggested the actor should star as Bruce Wayne/Batman.