Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened to mostly favorable reviews, but a handful of critics griped about some plot inconsistencies and got under Buzzfeed "producer" Jesse McLaren's skin. His ensuing Twitter tirade defending the latest installment of the trilogy sequel proved the force was strong with this one.
McLaren believes the much-chastised prequels to the original Star Wars trilogy were far worse than The Last Jedi.
Oh no! Your Star Wars had some “inconsistencies”? So sad. Listen here motherfucker. I saw Episode 1-3 in theaters.… https://t.co/HsCSDbju7x— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513800421.0
It's impossible to please every fan geek of Star Wars, but there are bound to be some flaws in these new additions to the franchise.
According to an article on the backlash of The Last Jedi, Den of Geek wrote, "It’s a shame that anger has become quite so cut and paste, when the rest of us just want to love every film we watch, realizing that nothing is perfect and it’s healthy to have a difference of opinion."
Without giving away spoilers, much of the criticism stemmed from the fact that The Last Jedi failed to continue with some of The Force Awakens' plot points, and McLaren wasn't having any of it.
No, this isn’t a screenshot from a 1998 PC game that came in a cereal box. This shit was what I had to sit through.… https://t.co/QkRNxZcFws— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513800833.0
The space diner was the least of the film's problems.
@McJesse funny you say Space Diners cause thats like one of the few good scenes in Attack of the Clones— Andy Cole (@Andy Cole) 1513800573.0
@AndyCole84 @McJesse There are no good scenes in Attack of the Clones.— Natalie (@Natalie) 1513822396.0
@McJesse Dude. I SPENT THE NIGHT ON THE CURB TO GET TICKETS TO EPISODE I, THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW WE SUFFERED… https://t.co/LPvOu0eOyA— Tara Goddard 🚸 (@Tara Goddard 🚸) 1513835806.0
Even Mark Hamill publicly acknowledged he didn't like director Rian Johnson's take on Luke Skywalker as someone who believes he would cause more harm than good.
So when people bemoaned Luke Skywalker's minimal screen time, McLaren pretty much told fans to get over it.
Aww, you didn’t get enough Luke Skywalker as you wanted??? So sad! You bastards, I sat through 9 hours spread out o… https://t.co/5qG6w82I9n— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513801193.0
This tweet hints at a spoiler.
You thought the bad guy was too two dimensional and **SPOILER** got disappointingly sabered in half before we could… https://t.co/4QyMXCb3M0— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513801568.0
He had a comeback for every complaint, including this one about Princess Leia.
What’s that? Carrie Fisher shouldn’t have been able to survive in space? Yeah I guess that is unrealistic. Especial… https://t.co/ZRmX1q9TWd— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513802174.0
He was so offended; he attacked the whiners.
You all sicken me. https://t.co/9YCpCON3gD— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513804082.0
The egregious prequels seriously scarred this guy.
YOU ALL THINK IM JOKING. A DUDE WITH ANTENNA TRIED TO SELL OBI-WAN KENOBI SOME COKE. THAT HAPPENED AND I PAID MONEY… https://t.co/uTwTMziE5P— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513805614.0
There were consequences.
Oh god, I've upset the corner of the internet that loves the prequels, may the force be with me. https://t.co/cueqzWyUsT— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren) 1513806775.0
The thread sparked an interesting debate, with those defending the prequels coming forward. "Well TFA and TLJ are the reason why people realize the prequels were pretty ok," wrote @cinematoracle. He added, "Prequels have innovative imagination, the reason why Star Wars is what it is now. Sequels don’t have it.
When @cinematoracle was challenged with the question of having imagination automatically making something good, he countered, "Not by definition but it does establish the alternate universe it takes place in . It’s a pivotal element to be a good Star Wars feature. Having that imagination makes it a hot mess instead of being just a mess like the sequels."
Some were completely on board with McLaren's rant.
@Cinematoracle @ohhieverybody @Eques4 @McJesse Accept it or don't, the prequel trilogy absolutely destroyed the con… https://t.co/sMkSeLWpj9— Hutch #FBPE #AshleyOut (@Hutch #FBPE #AshleyOut) 1513930223.0
This user felt the sequel trilogy repaired the damage that the prequels inflicted upon fans.
@GoddardTara @McJesse I KNOW YOUR PAIN!!! That feeling was the worst! “THIS!?!? I waited 16 years for THIS?!?” I f… https://t.co/m4I7s558Ld— Jessica Lee (@Jessica Lee) 1513889294.0
Nothing is surprising anymore.
@McJesse @Dustpiggies I thought inconsistencies were part of the tradition. https://t.co/P0VA7ASOZt— Saad Azim 💬 (@Saad Azim 💬) 1513868338.0
@McJesse @lakakalo @Dustpiggies They are a loving family.— Charles Boyer (@Charles Boyer) 1513883201.0
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