The creative choices director Rian Johnson has made for his Star Warsmovie The Last Jedi, did not go down well with everyone at the time. In an interview with Empire, he looks back at the negative reactions from fans.
Although most critics and moviegoers were extremely positive about The Last Jedic, rowdy fans online were very clear about their verdict. They finally rejected the eighth film in the well-known saga.
“That has really been a process. In the beginning it was not easy. All those reactions really hurt meJohnson now says.
“Before the movie came out, it bothered me every time someone wrote anything negative on Twitter. I had the idea that someone like that didn’t like me and that it was up to me to solve it“.
In a way, Johnson is “glad” to have experienced being the subject of such a storm of criticism. According to the filmmaker, he can now deal with negative reactions much better.
“I think it has been good not only in the context of social media, but also for being human that I experienced this oncehe says to Empire.Although you could also say that it is not necessarily good that I now feel little to nothing“.
In other words, Johnson has grown thick-skinned and allows negativity to slide off more easily.