Dudes got burned worse than Anakin
For some reason, the latest Star Wars movie has generated a lot of controversy among fans. Some of them are mad that girls were allowed into the club, and they got handled online by the film’s cast. Others are very upset at what the movie does to their beloved Luke Skywalker. But the largest outcry seems to be about the new force powers multiple characters display throughout the film.
Unfortunately for the naysayers, those new powers are so new after all, and when they tussled with the film’s writer/director, Rian Johnson, he brushed them off like a straight-up force ghost.
This so-called “controversy” has been floating around since the film’s release, and if Johnson hadn’t been aware of it, Twitter took care of that, when some pouty fanboy @’d the director to voice his displeasure with the movie’s plot machinations.
Just saw Star Wars @rianjohnson you should be ashamed of what you did to Luke. Completely destroyed the character. A force hologram REALLY turn in your fan card sir you killed Star Wars— mike (@slatt2) January 2, 2018
Still, the director stayed quiet as more fanboys got vocal.
it trampled on the original trilogy and devolved Luke so much. Snoke was basically irrelevant the whole time, so what was the point in him even being there and wasting Andy Serkis' time. Luke's "force hologram" came way out of left field, such a dissapointment imo really.— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) January 5, 2018
The dude has mad patience.
Eventually, however, it got to be too much, and just the other day, Johnson sent out a series of tweets, letting a handful of photos do the talking for him.
First, he asked Twitter to look.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 19, 2018
Then he got down to business, first showing us his bookshelf…
Which includes some Jedi-related texts…
Like the filmmaker he is, he built suspense as he homed in on a particular title…
People began to catch on:
THE SACRED TEXTS!!!— Sad Kylo Ren (@KyloIsSad) January 19, 2018
As Johnson continued to milk it…
Finally unleashing a force-assisted knockout blow, closing up on a passage from the book that explains the “new” force powers on display in The Last Jedi.
And then he slowly faded back into the bushes…
Without even saying a word.
Twitter appreciated the slowly delivered burn.
You're so extra. It's great— Melisa (@quartzofthenile) January 19, 2018
Ah, poor padawans. You come at a Jedi, you best not miss.