Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has the 2nd biggest opening for a movie ever.
The highly anticipated follow-up to The Force Awakens currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% amongst professional film critics.
But fan and user reviews of the newest movie on IMDB sing a much different tune.
This sort of thing happens sometimes—film critics will laud a movie as being an extraordinary masterpiece, while film goers are left scratching their heads.
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was one such film hailed by critics when it came out, but abhorred by most Indiana Jones enthusiasts.
And while it’s possible that critics give more leeway to franchise movies, either way, many diehard Star Wars fans say they despised The Last Jedi.
On IMDB’s user review section, Bushfahrer09 gave it 1/10 stars and wrote:
From the bottom of my heart, as a true fan of the franchise, as a reader of almost every novel, player of every game, a man that adores these movies for over 25 years: Disney killed Star Wars and everything that modern cinema is about.
I CANNOT understand how it’s possible to put sales figures of merchandise over everything else in a form that you don’t know anymore if you’re watching a 150 minutes long commercial or a movie of one of the most entertaining, heart-touching and exciting movie franchises EVER created…
Jeff1970 gave it 1/10 stars and wrote:
I saw the first Star Wars movie in theatres when I was seven and have been a lifelong fan ever since. Made I through the prequels and didn’t think they were as bad as some have said. Enjoyed TFA and Rogue One. But The Last Jedi is complete garbage…
Realmuthaf gave it 1/10 stars and entitled his review “The Death of Star Wars”:
Wow, the lackluster trailers failed to give me any hype for this, so I wasn’t even expecting much, but this, this is a new definition of “low”.
Virtually everything in this movie is outright bad. The plot is disjointed and stupid. The action is bland, the space battles lack in scale and logic, with 1 fighter being able to destroy all of a huge dreadnought’s cannons.
As for lightsaber duels, well, there ARE NONE FOR F**K’S SAKE! And the one fight using sabers has horrible choreography that is nowhere near the spectacle of acrobatic battles of the overly-hated prequels…
Warhound called it a “Total Disappointment”:
I had high hopes for the one. TFA worked well as a soft reboot and Rogue One wasn’t bad either, so this one should have been fantastic. Instead, we got a lazy, incompetent mess.
MoodyHank entitled his review “Is it a parody?”:
There are some well written and comprehensive reviews on here already so I won’t waste your time in the details.
Essentially, the entire first half of The Last Jedi feels like a Star Wars parody. Instead of the odd moment of humour every now and again, every scene AND character is a comedian in TLJ. It’s a crap gag a minute.
And some of the great work done The Force Awakens to re-energise the franchise was just completely undone. You know that incredibly significant and poignant moment at the end of TFA as Rey hands the lightsabre to Luke? Just wait and see what happens next.
I’ve rated it 4 stars because the second half of the film does pick up but by then the damage is done. TLJ is a huge misstep in the franchise.
There are over 1700 user reviews on IMDB already and if you browse through them, you’ll find that it’s filled with 1, 2, and 3 star reviews.
You may find a 6/10 star review, but they are scarce.
What’s even more shocking is that it holds a total 7.9 rating from approximately 105,000 votes.
But if you took a consensus – like Rotten Tomatoes does with its critics’ reviews – IMDB users would agree The Last Jedi is a complete disaster.