Rian Johnson defended Star Wars: The Last Jedi from a popular review.
The director took over the series after JJ Abrams. The Force Awakens and although the film has an ardent fan base and is critically acclaimed, there is a fanatical group of Star Wars fans who stand by their dislike for the film.
Johnson has faced criticism multiple times since its release in 2017, and he did so again when discussing the film in a new interview.
who is the director Knives Out sequel, glass bulbReleased on Netflix on Friday, December 23, he argued for his use of comedy. The Last Jedi.
In one scene in the movie, General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) is seen trying to intimidate Po Dameron (Oscar Isaac) by saying he’s “convicted” over the intercom. However, after a pause, Po taunts: “Okay, I’ll wait.”
While those loyal to Star Wars thought this scene had no place in the series, Johnson countered by calling it “essentially Star Wars”.
“For me, everything in the movie is Star Wars, and I trace everything in the movie, deeply, deeply, what Star Wars is to me,” he said. GQ. “Everyone has a different understanding”
He continued: “I know there are Star Wars fans who somehow think Star Wars is something serious like the Batman movies. I was so young when I watched Imperial forces are backIt had such a deep, profound effect on me, because it was frightening, because I was too young to experience it like I was watching a Star Wars movie, to make it feel too real.”
Johnson used a Return of the Jedi citing the scene as an example: “I don’t know if those who think this bit of ridiculous humor has no place in the Star Wars universe have seen it. Return of the Jedi.
He also quoted a memory from the first movie released in 1976 to support it.
“Even in the first movie, they’re in the heart of the Death Star, and they pretend to be their prisoner, trying to take this desperate gamble to get away with their lives and save the princess. The little imperial droid comes in, Chewbacca roars at him, and the droid squeals away like a frightened dog.”
He added: “The somewhat self-aware element of upbeat humor is an integral part of Star Wars. That’s not all – we get very serious in the movie, too, and I think the brash balance of these things is also part of Star Wars.
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