“Deeply What Star Wars is for Me”
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Five years after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the eighth film in the Skywalker saga remains a contentious work to some and a stroke of genius to others. Debates still rage on about the place it has in the larger Star Wars canon, but also which parts of it work, which parts of it don’t, and whether or not some piece of it “ruined” a character or a franchise that is fifty years old. Speaking in the latest video from GQ’s “Breaks Down His Most Iconic Films” series, writer/director Rian Johnson opened up about the movie, specifically one of the pieces routinely lambasted by its critics, the humor, calling it something he associates deeply with Star Wars.
“For me, everything in the movie is Star Wars, and everything in the movie I can trace back to deeply, in a deep way, what Star Wars is for me,” Johnson said. “Everyone has a different take. I know there are Star Wars fans who somehow think that Star Wars was a serious thing, like the Batman movies or something. I was so young that when I watched Empire Strikes Back, it had this deep, profound impact on me, because it was terrifying, because I was just young enough to not experience it as watching a Star Wars movie, but to have it feel like too real.”…
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