The many shortcomings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a good film. It’s been extremely well received by critics, many of whom have asserted that it is one of the best – if not the best – Star Wars film in the entire franchise. What might surprise some is that audience reception hasn’t been as favourable. Of over 100,000 ‘user ratings’ on Rotten Tomatoes, only 55% of voters liked the film. This is by no means conclusive data in and of itself. Many other review aggregates report an overwhelmingly positive audience score and Polygon suggests the film is being review bombed. However, it does point at a chink in the armour. Do we give Star Wars films too much credit for simply being Star Wars? Continue reading “The many shortcomings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

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