Chatting with THR, Jimmy Wu, chairman of Lumiere Pavilions - a Chinese movie theater chain - had this to say: "The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here". The film's central villain is "more badass and much less conflicted" in the new version, the creator explained.
As pointed out by Pedestrian, a self-described "chauvinist cut" of the latest entry into the Star Wars universe has made its way to torrent site The Pirate Bay. Considering this, even The Empire Strikes Back, which many of us hold to be the best Star Wars movie, would likely suffer a similar reaction.
The next installment is still being penned by Abrams and Chris Terrio (Argo) as of this writing, so it'll be a while before we hear anything more about Rey's parents or just where the heck she came from.
And the way we are supposed to believe that Luke, after thirty years of not much all but reading, thinking and milking that weird lactating sea monster, still hasn't got over whatever it was that was bugging him?
In issue #42, readers see the full impact of that Rogue One mission sink in with Luke, who revealed he may have never taken part in the Death Star run if he knew what was at stake.
"Cut out most shots showing female fighters/pilots and female officers commanding people around/having ideas".
Unfortunately, we did not see the Knights of Ren at all in The Last Jedi. She simply doesn't exist.
In her place, Dameron is conscripted to fill in a plot-critical suicide mission, where Holdo saves her fleeing colleagues by making a hyperspace jump with the Resistance cruiser the Raddus into the First Order's flagship. "Works pretty well actually".
I don't want to overstate it too much, but even though I have many complaints with The Last Jedi (and the more I think about it, the more they stack up), there's still a lot to like about the film.
"Wookie eats the Porg, or at least isn't interrupted in trying to do so". Under the helm of a new director, The Last Jedi steers the franchise into totally uncharted territory, playing with audience expectations and willfully, even somewhat gleefully trashing the setups embedded in The Force Awakens.
Faring worse is Carrie Fisher in presumably her final appearance as Princess Leia.
Of course, this being Star Wars, Johnson also fudged his declaration, leaving room for another 24 months of speculation and theories.
Director Rian Johnson chose to end The Last Jedi with a shot that points to a broader future in the Star Wars galaxy, but he was this close to going with something more traditional. "I made a list, with the upsides and downsides", he said.