J.J. Abrams is the latest Lucasfilm employee to assume that fan backlash against The Last Jedi all boils down to good old-fashioned misogyny. This is pretty rich considering that the most successful movie of 2017 was Wonder Woman.
Three years ago I posted a list of negative fan responses to The Force Awakens. It’s my most viewed post to date. Someone suggested I do a follow up with The Last Jedi but I was at a loss for ideas.
While on Twitter I came across a tweet (that’s been deleted) with the hashtag #WomenAgainstTheLastJedi. The woman who tweeted wanted to let everyone know that she was a woman who didn’t like TLJ. I loved it so much that whenever I came across a tweet of a woman’s (or girl’s) negative review of TLJ, I decided to retweet with that hashtag. Then I realized that it would be more productive to take every tweet, video or article I find and present them all on one blog post, updating as I find more evidence that women Star Warriors do not like The Last Jedi. Some of them are feminists, some not so much, but all agree that this movie betrayed everything that made Star Wars special.
Here are two articles that question the “feminism” of The Force Awakens:
“Dear Lawrence Kasdan, So, You Say You Love Han Solo” (sadly this one has since been deleted, so here’s some excerpts). Update: the eternally lovely Rebel Je’Daii provided another link to the archived article (YAY!).
Here’s a little something courtesy of Tumblr:
Stormy Daniels had this to say about Rian Johnson and his “masterpiece”.
Fix yourself some snacks, sit back and watch these lengthy videos:
This lovely lady below has other videos critiquing The Last Jedi. View them all.
Here’s a little girl who gives an in-depth look into what went wrong:
This insightful woman suggests that – gasp! – Star Wars was feminist before Disney came along.
A woman who grew up with The Original Trilogy gives her two cents:
You tell ’em, Anna!
Here’s three more videos:
And now for some tweets!
So as you can see the people at Disney/Lucasfilm (and the media) are WRONG and for them to hide behind the female sex as an excuse for their lousy films is cowardly and insulting to women, particularly female fans. If you are a woman reading this and you possess any tweets, videos, Facebook posts, Tumblr posts, or blog articles that slam The Last Jedi (or any of the other Disney Wars films) feel free to let me know in the comments and I will add your work to the list. Every voice counts.