The new “Star Wars” film “The Rise Of Skywalker” is out, and fans are pretty divisive in their response. While many die hard fans have criticised the film for its jarring way of story telling, there’s an equal amount of fans that praised the film for its great blend of CGI and practical effects.
This led to the film’s director, J.J. Abrams, being asked about his opinion on those criticisms made by Star Wars fans, that were left disappointed by the film. Although the filmmaker acknowledged the negative opinions made by the displeased fans, he also said that it was impossible to please everyone.
“I would say that they’re right. The people who love it more than anything are also right,” the director told Cover Media, adding that, “I was asked just 7 hours ago in another country, So how do you go about pleasing everyone? I was like’ What?” He continued, “Not to say that should be what anyone tries to do anyway, but how would one go about it? Especially with Star Wars.”
He also stated, “I don’t need to tell anyone here, we live in a moment where everything immediately seems to default to outrage. There is an MO of either: It’s exactly as I see it, or you’re my enemy”.
He concluded with, “It’s a crazy thing that there is such a norm that seems to be devoid of nuance and compassion – and this is not about Star Wars, this is about everything – it’s a crazy moment, so we knew starting this any decision we made – a design decision, a musical decision, a narrative decision – would please someone and infuriate someone else. And they’re all right.”
It should be noted that, despite the criticisms, the film still garnered around $175.5 million (RM726 million) in its opening weekend. As it stands, “The Rise Of Skywalker” is the second lowest rated “Star Wars” live action film at Rotten Tomato with 56%. Only “The Phantom Menace” has a lower score with 53%.
Source: MSN Entertainment.