John Boyega has done an incredible job as Finn in the Star Wars movies, and he’s about to star in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Yet, before that movie is released, the British actor revealed what he really thought of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
I’ve said it time and time again, I’m a huge fan of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, yet I realise that there are issues with the movie.
Rian Johnson did a brilliant job in trying to move the Star Wars franchise forward, but not everybody agreed with his decisions, and it seems as though John Boyega was one of those people who didn’t quite agree with the direction Johnson took.
Another actor who’s been very vocal about his disagreements with Johnson was Mark Hamill who claimed he didn’t agree with his vision for Luke Skywalker.
In retrospect, Johnson was spot on as far as Luke was concerned, but there were other scenes that didn’t quite work in the movie, and perhaps most of them involved Boyega’s character, Finn.
Seems like John Boyega doesn’t much care for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Here’s what Boyega revealed during his interview with Hypebeast:
The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I’m being honest I’d say that was feeling a bit iffy for me. I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that I spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about, and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated.
It certainly sounds as if there was a rift on-set between those who felt Johnson’s vision was the right one, and those who didn’t.
It’s interesting because that seems to mimic how the Star Wars fandom saw the movie. They were divided. The critics seemed to love it, and there was a very vocal section of Star Wars fans who hated the film.
Is John Boyega right about The Last Jedi?
Yet, that wasn’t all that Boyega had to say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi as he revealed that he felt separating the characters was the wrong thing to do.
I guess in the original Star Wars films there was much more of a trio feel where it was essentially about Luke’s journey, but, Han and Leia, there was a strong dynamic. Which I think, I don’t know how quickly we’re going to be able to establish that long-term dynamic with [Episode] IX, but if it’s exploring that dynamic, then that would be cool. I do feel even after three films still, we don’t know them as much as we got to know Han, Luke, Leia. And maybe that’s a great opportunity to get to know them a little bit more.
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