Sometimes you have to wonder what the writers behind these divisive movies thinks about hearing all of that criticism. As Lawrence Kasdan can attest he’s been dealing with the complaining of Star Waes fans longer than some of those fans have been alive. He’s back writing Solo: A Star Wars Story and Cinema Blend about how he doesn’t take most of the criticism to heart as long as movie works.
I understand it, but I don’t take it that seriously. I’ve seen both sides. Every one of these movies, it was never like this back in Empire. In the last years, you see all of this prognosticating, but no one’s seen anything. I always think, ‘Well, if the movie works, the movie works.’ Three minutes in, no one remembers any of that if the movie’s working. If the movie’s not working, then everyone’s sitting there like ‘see? I thought this would suck.’
Star Wars has undergone a cultural shift in recent years. When the original movie came out came out they were considered low grade schlock. No one expected that we would get to the point where people were expecting these movies to turn up at end of the year awards.
You know, it’s funny. It’s really a new reality from the one that these movies are born out of. I was thinking about this last night, as I was trying and failing to go to sleep. The original Star Wars is like a B summer matinee movie. There was no expectation on it to be anything but terrible, and it was great and cool, and it began a tradition. These movies are historically relegated to pulp and popcorn… So now they sit in the culture where they’re the most divisive bit of moviemaking that can be. It’s a really funny irony at the core of it.
There are going to be fans that aren’t happy with the Star Wars movie no matter what they are about. It’s good to hear that the writers aren’t really that worried about pleasing everyone as they are committed to making a good movie above all else.
Summary: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Thandie Newton. It will be released May 25th.
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