Last December, Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally arrived in theaters, with the fan community very divided on the movie's contents. Some people hated it while others loved it, and writer/director Rian Johnson has been justifying his decisions ever since. While some fans were not on board with the eighth installment in the Star Wars series, Warwick Davis -- the original Wicket -- thinks that's pretty common for most movies. Here's what Davis had to say when he was asked his opinion on the divided response to The Last Jedi:
Warwick Davis knows a thing or two about controversy in Star Wars. He famously played Wicket aka The Main Ewok from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and reprised the role for a series of TV movies. The Ewoks in general aren't looked back upon too fondly by most Star Wars fans, so it's only natural that Davis has some thoughts on The Last Jedi, the latest in a long line of Star Wars controversies.
Warwick Davis shared his thoughts on the fan division over The Last Jedi to the Metro (via The List) and reminded fans that Star Wars is meant to be a piece of entertainment and escapism above all else. He also said that every movie technically divides people on opinion, and that's just the way it is. This particular movie is only drumming up so much attention because it's a Star Wars movie. While this writer would say that people not liking the movie is what's preventing them from being entertained, Davis is certainly correct that movies -- especially Star Wars movies -- are meant to just be a good time.
The backlash over Star Wars: The Last Jedi has certainly been interesting to watch, and the truth of the matter is probably much closer to the movie being both good and bad at the same time (it's possible). For all Star Wars and movie updates, be sure to keep it right here at CinemaBlend and we'll be sure to update you with new information as soon as it becomes available.
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