"Fail" is a kind way of putting it.
Halloween in the 1980s was tough for young, female Star Wars fans.
The film has done so badly that Disney is pulling it from China after a mere two weeks of play time. We are now nearly four months from the release of the film, and we haven't seen so much as a teaser.
The film opened with $28.7 million in the first weekend but dropped to $2.4 million in the second weekend, leading cinemas to pull it from their lineups. So what happened here?
Thankfully, writer/director Johnson spared us any of that misogyny in the real Last Jedi.
But Star Wars' men are nothing but supportive to their co-stars.
Despite its admitted flaws the creator believes that his edit will allow people to watch The Last Jedi "without feeling nauseaus about most of the bad big and small decisions they made in this film". By contrast, as THR points out, "the new Star Wars films lean especially heavily on references and nostalgia for the originals". While there are many licensed products on the market for "The Last Jedi", collectors have complained of poor distribution of Hasbro's signature 3.75 inch action figure line and lack of new collector quality product. And since its inception, we've seen dozens of different iterations of storytelling - through re-releases, prequels, sequels, spin-offs, TV shows, novels, comics, video games and the like, which all have created different expectations for each fan as what their ideal version of the series is.
I just saw a Sneak Peak (EPK reel) of "SOLO - A Star Wars Story" and I must say I'm really really overwhelmed of how freaggin good it looks! The 44-year-old showrunner has stated that Rey's existence was supposed to be driven by the future and not the past, where dwelling on the latter notion could eventually make her become like Kylo. Why does everyone keep calling Kylo Ren "Ben"?
"We have a very full movie already there literally was just not room for another element..."
While it is true Star Wars is not as big in China as it is in the rest of the world, the hard core Star Wars fans in China didn't even like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. "Those who didn't go are still here", Ubin Des told Luke. "I made a list, with the upsides and downsides". We're living in an age of reboots and franchises that lean heavily on what came before. The pronounced backlash to the new film, which resulted in a petition to render it non-canonical, has now produced a cut of the film that excises its female-centered storylines completely.