Mark Hamill Regrets The Last Jedi Criticism

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi left the public bewildered with the artistic choices of the team. Since the movie has started its march across the world’s cinemas, Mark Hamill also known as Luke Skywalker has given some interviews to the various media outlets, including IMDb where he stated it was hard for him to accept Rian Johnson’s vision of the character and SensaCine where he admits that The Last Jedi’s Luke “is not my Luke Skywalker”.

Now the actor has posted a message on Twitter in which he regrets voicing his doubts and insecurities publicly:

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7 Comments

  1. His only regret is how his statements were owned by the anti-SJW crowd and used as proof of their views. He is/was 100% correct.

    • Huh? How does this fit the “anti-SJW” narrative? FFS…sometimes people have opinions. He voiced his. He contributed to the movie’s revenue tanking and he’s taken it back, doubtless under pressure from Disney and LucasArts.

      Don’t go looking for a political agenda where there isn’t one FFS.

      • FFS look around. Trust me his comments were used as such. Just because you haven’t seen them doesn’t make it not true. Drop by 4Chan or any other cesspool of AltRight degeneracy.

        BTW I’m not politicizing anything, they are. As you said, the movie took a hit because of “too much diversity” and anti-SJWism. Mark’s statement gave actual credence to that viewpoint.

  2. Actually you could do an experiment. Post this exact same story on MMORPG and see what response you get. I won’t post my reply on it.

  3. https://www.destructoid.com/mark-hamill-regrets-being-honest-because-no-one-listens-479821.phtml

    Good article and true.

    Mark Hamill had an awesome press tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Why? Because he effing talked about making Star Wars: The Last Jedi honestly, which meant his struggles with taking Luke in a new direction. Of course “fans” picked up on that and decided he hated the film, despite the fact that in every interview he did he also said that he came to terms with that direction and realized it was a fantastic way to go. Seriously, I’ve watched and read a ton, and he repeats this over and over.

    But we live in a soundbite era and that soundbite didn’t include the latter information evidently so now Hamill has to apologize for discussing the making of the film honestly meaning one of the last actors to speak more than PR talk about a film is cowed into doing nothing but PR talk from here on out. This, of course, is another example of us ruining exactly what we say we want. We claim we want honesty, but then twist and turn things so that honesty always backfires for whomever is speaking it.

    Look, I’m not saying that The Last Jedi didn’t have flaws — in fact I point them out in my review — but I’ve seen too many folks point to Hamill’s quotes as evidence of Luke’s character being one of them, and it just isn’t. Not even Hamill thinks that. Of course now we’ll probably never know what he truly thinks.

    • Yeah the being honest thing didn’t work out. Bit him and the movie in the behind, although the honest reviews would have still been the same whether he spoke up or not. The dishonest/agenda-driven reviews were spurned on by his statement. That was what I was referring to. Fake News and all that.

  4. What does his comments have to do with Anti SJW opinion? The things that I read had nothing to do with race, gender, orientation etc. I read basically that he didn’t feel that Luke would behave as poorly as he did in ep 8. And I have to agree, Luke came across as a disgruntled, bitter old man fearful hermit that had given up all hope. And that is just uncharacteristic of him, considering that he hoped to the end that his father would turn back to the light side. So in my view regardless of whatever darkness he saw in Kylo Ren and what he did to his Jedi apprentices, I’m sure it was nothing to compared to Anakin killing younglings in ep 3.

    Now I am “right wing” conservative myself but I’m not racist, not feminist etc, I have no problems with strong female leads, or strong lead characters that aren’t white, and if there were anythings that I eve have issues with, well I just wouldn’t watch. And I watched this movie and for the most part enjoyed it and thought it was a good movie. I’m very confused as to how we even got to the point where people were making this about any of that at all.

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