A few days before the movie had hit theaters, The Last Jedi’s score on Rotten Tomatoes was 96%, and this made it the highest rating movies of the Star Wars saga. The movie has since then dropped to 93%. But the Critics’ Choice organization bestowed this movie with its Seal of Distinction.
This achievement comes from the Broadcast Film Critics Association who award this seal to movies in the highest regard.
Instead of simply following expectations of the fans who have grown up with this saga, The Last Jedi explores new grounds.
IGN has expressed similar sentiments:
“Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) tells Rey (Daisy Ridley), ‘This is not going to go the way you think.’ That line proves to be true for just about every plot thread, every scene, every moment in the entire movie. Writer/director Rian Johnson packs the eighth episode in the Skywalker saga with genuine surprises of all kinds, which all amount to a thrilling, emotional, and funny film that is easily the best Star Wars movie since The Empire Strikes Back.”
This movie has earned lots of positive reviews from the critics, but it has failed to connect with the public.
In spite of the anticipation to see this movie, the audience approval score is 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. The response from critics and fans do not have an impact on its financial success. The movie is on track to earn more than $200 million.
The Last Jedi is in theaters now.