JJ Abrams on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker backlash

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Director JJ Abrams has been chatting about the response to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

It’s been in cinemas now for around half a week and it seems there are murmurings of discontent with the ninth and final film in the Star Wars Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

The movie opened over the weekend to huge albeit not record-setting box office returns, and reviews for the film have varied between tepid and keen.

Director JJ Abrams has now been asked what he feels about the less positive elements of the response to the film. Particularly, what he’d say to people who didn’t like the choices the film makes.

“I would say that they’re right”, he said. “The people who love it more than anything are also right”.

He added that “I was asked just seven hours ago in another country ‘so how do you go about pleasing everyone?’ I was like ‘what…?’”

“Not to say that should be what anyone tries to do anyway, but how would one go about it? Especially with Star Wars”.

The man has a point. He also, in the same conversation, played down any conflict with the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson.

You can see the full Q&A session with Abrams here.

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