Fans the world over are very excited for the release this week of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Just not Star Wars fans. At least that’s how it appears on social media when one peruses the comments on the official Star Wars Twitter account.
The hate is strong with this one.
We’re talking hundreds upon hundreds of negative comments, most of which are coming from people who haven’t even actually seen the movie yet.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn’t doing much better over on review sites like Rotten Tomatoes where it currently sits at just 59% and Metacritic where it’s only at 52%.
Obviously, not everyone who is a fan of Star Wars hates Rise of Skywalker, but there is still an amazing amount of backlash being spewed forth.
The crux of the issue it would seem is the fact that a large segment of Star Wars fans are still unhappy that 1) George Lucas is not involved, and B) the stories that have followed since Lucas sold the franchise have not been up to snuff.
Check out some of these replies and comments to tweets the official Star Wars Twitter account has posted this week.
Nah— 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚒 (@LlGHTKYLO) December 17, 2019
no thanks we good— RUBY ✨ (@17MINUTESX) December 17, 2019
NO ONE WANTS THIS TRAIN WRECK!— 🤷🏻♀️ (@FakeAndInSpace) December 17, 2019
And on and on it went.
Replies to this innocent tweet weren’t any better.
Wanna see some photos from the world premiere?!
Decanonize the Disney trilogy and have George redo the whole thing properly.— Ray T 💜🇺🇸🇸🇰🇵🇱 (@raytul_12) December 17, 2019
Own your mistakes cowards pic.twitter.com/PqqnRGOj0g— Carina I Alastair Carstairs Apologist I (@heron_thorn) December 17, 2019
You ruined the Solo family pic.twitter.com/yuKdKoXwnz— liz bananas for kylo ren (@spaceprinceben) December 17, 2019
George not being here speaks volumes......... #notmystarwars you’ve made a mess of Star Wars.— john slayer (@dumfriesbat) December 17, 2019
If only there were over 120 novels to draw source material from— FuriousLomax (@FuriousLomax) December 17, 2019
. Strong female characters like Mara Jade, Jaina Solo and Winter that you could have used. If only Ben had been Jacen Solo... But no..... Yep it's the fans fault we did this to star wars.
Man… I sure hope all of this venom doesn’t hurt Rise of Skywalker at the box office. Eh, I’m sure they’ll be fine.
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