Star Wars isn’t new to polarizing reactions, but The Last Jedi has made waves. There are many who love it (and its box office results are certainly positive), but there are also there are many who hated it. But what’s struck me with the reactions to this one was why; there are a few particular sticking points, but overall the reasons people have latched onto for liking or disliking this movie seem frequently varied.
So I wrote an article about it on Kulture Shocked. Not just the polarizing opinions surrounding the movie, but also the history of fan ‘ownership’ of Star Wars. Because the fight over what’s good and bad in Star Wars, what’s right and wrong in Star Wars, and ultimately who Star Wars really belongs to is a fight that started a long time ago.