It has been one year since the release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – one of the most highly anticipated movies of that year which became arguably the most divisive film of the whole franchise and one of the most discussion generating blockbusters in recent years.
Some loved its unpredictable direction and deconstructionist approach, some found it insulting for its often ignoring of ‘The Force Awakens’ and/or changing the nature of the characters. Others had mixed reaction – embracing some of its scenes while dubious of others (the casino planet subplot in particular).
However you felt about it, the film’s director Rian Johnson has taken to Twitter to re-affirm his pride in the film and to thank everyone who saw and discussed it:
“Want to thank all the amazing passionate thoughtful kind creative talented supportive argumentative opinionated respectful open-hearted inspiring AMAZING Star Wars fans for the past year. Getting to hear from & meet so many of you has been the experience of a lifetime.”
In one year’s time J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX” is due out, the final film of the Skywalker saga and the current trilogy, and is expected to inspire a whole new swath of discussion.