Huge spoilers about Star Wars: The Last Jedi litter this article, so check back in after you've seen the movie.
After two years of waiting, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally in theaters and the reaction after its first weekend is surprising, to say the least. While critics have loved the movie, fans are a lot more divided. The Last Jedi has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, while the audience score is currently just 56%. A quick browse through these comments and those on other message boards like Reddit, and you'll see plenty of comments from people who HATE this movie... while others absolutely love it, and there seem to be a few recurring points as to why some fans don't love The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi is odd in the sense that it has some of the best scenes in Star Wars ever and also some of the worst, too. Directed and written by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was rolling off the good vibes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. People were not only excited to see several of the well-liked new characters, but it also featured the return of fan-favorite Luke Skywalker. Couple that with the potential to finally learn the gestating mysteries about Rey's parents, and you've got a recipe for hype. However, The Last Jedi didn't follow the formula or play to expectations, and now some fans have shared what makes them so angry about the sequel. These are the top common points we could find about why The Last Jedi is rubbing some Star Wars fans the wrong way.
Sorry, But Snoke Is Dead
Of the many new characters introduced in The Force Awakens, Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) was easily one the most discussed online. For two years people developed fan theories about Snoke and his identity, certain that he was being set up for a massive reveal. There was a huge volume of theories debating he was some lost Star Wars character back from the dead, and fans poured over any resource to find some kind of clue about his backstory. Whatever the answer ended up being was bound to disappoint some people, but most don't seem happy with The Last Jedi's answer. Snoke is ultimately nobody and he's dispatched rather quickly (but awesomely) by his pupil, Kylo Ren, with no mention of where he came from or why his face is like that.
People understandably feel burned by this, even though The Force Awakens offers no real hints or gives Snoke any substance based on his screentime. He was just a Palpatine analog and really was never that interesting to begin with. Kylo Ren is, though, and his ascension to Supreme Leader makes for a more compelling villain going forward. An explanation would have been nice, but it likely wouldn't have stopped the movie cold.