To say that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been a contentious release would be the understatement of the century. It’s been nearly nine months since the movie came out and there is a certain segment of fans that are still lividly mad about the creative choices that were made in the movie. There’s one person who thinks that fans should channel that anger into something productive. Yahoo Entertainment spoke to Star Wars star Oscar Isaac and was asked about the “discourse”.
“What I think is really special about the whole thing — particularly for people that really didn’t agree with where the story went — is that it’s often a great inspiration to do your own stuff,” he says. “Obviously, making your own Star Wars movie is a bit of a tough challenge, but at least from a narrative standpoint maybe you make your own thing and then show what you would want. Make what you would want to see.”
Back in July The Legal Geeks podcast hosted a mock trial of Poe Dameron and actually went through the motions to see if his actions merited a court martial. They found him guilty, and while Isaac didn’t get a chance to attend the panel, he did hear about it and thought the idea was awesome.
“I love that,” he tells Yahoo Entertainment. “It’s incredible, because you have people actually engaging with the ethical question of war and what leadership is. The last thing you want is for people to watch a movie and be like, ‘Great,’ and then move on. With [The Last Jedi], the conversation continues and can stir real emotions. You’re having a conversation about actual things that matter, you know?”
It sounds like Isaac is on team “go make your own thing” when it comes to getting mad at creative decisions in movies. There is plenty of great art that was created in response to other art. While the anger is often misplaced and pointed in the wrong direction, that passion can be a good thing. It’s just a matter of how you plan to utilize it.
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