The Last Jedi: The Independent Reviewers vs. The Fake Critics
January 12, 2018
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The Esquire is positively beside itself:
“So, it was a big deal when they finally introduced themselves to each other at the end of The Last Jedi. And since it was a long time coming, writer-director Rian Johnson put a lot of meaning into their very brief interaction in the movie. As a Reddit user points out, Rey introduces herself and Poe responds with ‘I know.’ Of course, fans will remember Harrison Ford’s iconic ad-libbed line in The Empire Strikes Back when Leia tells him she loves him and he replies, ‘I know.’ But this also very quickly shows how Rey’s legend is growing in the Star Wars universe. She’s a hero in the same way Luke was at a young age, with stories about her spreading not just through the Resistance but through the galaxy as a whole.”
The Boston Globe rhapsodizes over pure genius of this film:
“‘The Last Jedi’ never manages the full leap into adult emotion that distinguished ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ the only great ‘Star Wars’ film. But Johnson knows that the best fantasy always has its emotional roots in the real. And, as he shows in those 10 seconds of silence, he clearly believes that movies still have the potential to be communal experiences on the grand scale, and so he’s made one for a wide audience rather than for the fanboy cult that treats the series as the empire over which it rules. But that’s only part of the commitment to inclusion and connection that makes ‘The Last Jedi’ so heartening.”
Fanboy cult you say…?
Well let’s take a look at the perspectives emanating from the 51% audience majority and see for ourselves if that is an accurate description of what is happening here:
Say what you want about the legions of independent reviewers that object to this latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. Call them names. Dismiss them. Mock them. Sneer. Act like they are dumb because they won’t posture as being smart aleck intellectuals when analyzing a popular film series.
At least they didn’t make a career out of lying to people!