Star Wars The Last Jedi was both one of the most hyped Star Wars films…and one of the most divisive. The decisions made in the film by Rian Johnson has polarized the fanbase in a way that not even the prequels did. What’s worse though is how far these polarized fans have gone in order to “fix things. Last year, a fan decided to “fix the problem” by making a revision of the script…that basically made every woman in the film irrelevant or powerless.
Needless to say, that spread through the internet like wildfire, and now Star Wars Episode IX director (as well as The Force Awakens director) J.J. Abrams has revealed his thoughts on it, as well as the negative movement that the Last Jedi created. He
‘Star Wars’ is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find almost anything you want to in ‘Star Wars.’” He told IndieWire, “If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in ‘Star Wars.’ You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did [‘Star Wars: A New Hope’] and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough. Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that.”
He is right on that front, the internet is made to pick apart things. But just because they do, doesn’t mean what they say is true. Abrams proved this by saying that his filming of Episode IX isn’t going to be affected by the haters of The Last Jedi.