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Rian Johnson Reaction on Renewed Luke Skywalker Criticism

Dec 22, 2019 by Andrew S Gillis.

It's no secret that when Ryan Johnson took over from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017, he was unhappy with some of his decisions. Episode 8 is arguably the most controversial film in the franchise's fans - yet Rise of the Sky Walker has made a difference between the audience and the critics. At the end of the Sky Walker saga, fans are still discussing Johnson's take on Star Wars and the writer/director is involved in the debate. One fan took to Twitter to share the user's interpretation of "Luke Skywalker" in his last commentary on Mark Hammel's role in Luke Sky Walker. In every article, fans point out why they believe Ryan Johnson has misread this famous character. He first cites Jedi's return in 1983, where he describes how Lok finally faced obstruction when he failed to achieve a major role in "forced emotional action." have to do it. In the famous moment against Palpatine, fans note that he becomes a real hero then and there. Instead of turning to the Dark Side, risking your life. He has left behind his father's weakness and his role is perfect. Yet, when we meet Luke in the Last Jedi, he is defective. The fan recounted how Mark Hammel's character considered killing a young Kylo and lying about it in which "everyone forgets" about Sky Walker's character arc. Ryan Johnson responded with the following words:
I understand that point of view but I completely disagree with it. In fact I think it disrespects the character of Luke by treating him not as a true mythic hero overcoming recurring wounds & flaws, but as a video game character who has achieved a binary, permanent power-up.