Disney finally killed it (Off-Topic)

by CruelLEGACEY @, Toronto, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:59 (646 days ago) @ Cody Miller

But I’ve since come to feel that while I do enjoy it as a stand-alone movie, I think it did a lot of harm to the series as a whole, including the fact that it left Episode 9 in a very difficult position (apparently Ryan Johnson took the 3-movie plan that was in place and threw it directly out the window).

Because, if Force Awakens is any indication, that plan was bad.

Reading between the lines, JJ has ever-so-subtly been throwing RJ under the bus recently (saying things like “Last Jedi didn’t really derail our plans”; corporate speak for “Ive fixed things despite how badly TLJ derailed our plans).

IMO Last Jedi was the 'fix'.

You might be right, or not... it’s impossible to say. But it does seem self-evident to me that when you come up with a 3-movie plan, and all 3 films are being handled by different directors, and their production cycles overlap, you don’t want your middle movie to just throw the whole plan out.

Perhaps, if RJ has been given the entire trilogy to work with, he’d have done something better than what we’re getting. But it does seem selfish and short sighted to say “screw the franchise, I’m doing what I want to do with my movie”.

For myself, I’m going in hoping to watch a movie that looks and sounds good, but I’m utterly detached from the story at this point. This entire trilogy doesn’t, doesn’t count in my mind.


Hah :)

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