Well, two things about that. Number one, early views always get better responses than when the movie comes out because people are excited to see it first, they're usually connected in some way, and they don't want to be mean. Number two, The Last Jedi has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes review score, so good reviews do not really mean a good movie, only one that pleases critics with specific agendas (it has a 41% audience score).
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The Last Jedi has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes review score, so good reviews do not really mean a good movie, only one that pleases critics with specific agendas (it has a 41% audience score).
This is a valid point. Of course from Disney's perspective the movie still made a huge profit so that's ultimately what mattered to them. Star Wars is one of those rare franchises where you can have a high percentage of fans who complain but sure enough will stick around to watch the next movie.
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#4500702 - 12/17/1904:56 PMRe: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion.
It made money, and even though I hated The Last Jedi (it's the only Star Wars movie I saw in the theater that I didn't buy the Blu-Ray for), I did still pay to see it once. However, there is still a financial hit for that to Disney - I think people didn't go see Solo partly because of a reaction to TLJ, and if you look at the numbers, TLJ is well below The Force Awakens:
I expect only the worst from Episode 9. The teaser basically condensed much of what was wrong with Ep 8, and if that's supposed to whet my appetite, well, they're wrong. I'm no longer interested in the main storyline. It's a bit of a pity that Solo was actually decent but bombed because of Ep 8, but then again the reaction from top management that it was just a symptom of an awful audience rather than having made an awful film is an indicator that with these people at the top they will continue to make idiotic decisions and keep throwing established canon under the bus in pursuit of a stupid SJW agenda and cheap visual thrills. In summary, count me out.
#4500738 - 12/17/1908:55 PMRe: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion.