Mark Hamill Movie Released 6 Years Ago “Destroyed popular culture forever”, According to Fans

Star Wars: The Last Jedi changed Star Wars forever, for the worse

Mark Hamill Movie Released 6 Years Ago "Destroyed popular culture forever", According to Fans

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  • Star Wars fans are arguably the most loyal and biggest in the world of fandom.
  • Rian Johnson's take on Star Wars with The Last Jedi in 2017 was highly divisive.
  • It changed Star Wars forever, for the worse.
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Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker has been the quintessential heroic figure in the Star Wars universe. The character has become an iconic figure in pop culture and his adventures in the original trilogy have been widely celebrated. However, the same cannot be said for the character’s treatment in the modern sequel trilogy.

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

The modern trilogy has been hugely divisive among fans and the direction that makers took with the narrative and characters was not well received by the fans. One film especially took the hate and toxicity to a whole new level and it destroyed the franchise’s reputation among fans. The huge void left by the film’s negative impact on pop culture still lingers today.

Also read: “They wanted to reassure the audience”: Mark Hamill Reveals the Best Star Wars Movie Had a Darker Ending That Would’ve Made It Untouchable

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2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Changed Star Wars Forever, For The Worse

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the most divisive Star Wars film ever
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the most divisive Star Wars film ever

The modern Star Wars sequel films had a lot to live up to. The original films are one of the most beloved trilogies of all time. The filmmakers of the modern trilogy had a tall order to present something as groundbreaking and unique as what was done in the Golden Era of Star Wars.

However, the sequel trilogy was a mixed bag that did not live up to fans’ expectations. The new characters, and the treatment of the classic Star Wars characters like Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker left a lot to be desired.

This year’s December 15 marked the 6th anniversary of the release of the most divisive film in the modern trilogy Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans took to X to reflect on the film’s infamous reputation and how it changed Star Wars forever in the worst way. Here are some of the reactions,

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The film was a highly controversial film at the time and it really showed the ugly side of fandom, Director Rian Johnson even got death threats for supposedly ruining the franchise and the reputation of the franchise significantly declined from that film.

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The Empire Strikes Back Is Mark Hamill’s Favorite Star Wars Film

The iconic duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back
The iconic duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back

The original Star Wars trilogy is one of the most beloved film trilogies of all time. Mark Hamill‘s Luke Skywalker is the main focus and his relationship with Darth Vader is the overall arc of the trilogy. Hamill recently revealed his favorite film among the original three films.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hamill picks The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) as his favorite one from the trilogy. He reasons it by pointing out that it presented a very unexpected narrative of the protagonist’s resounding failure/defeat at the end of the film. He said,

“It’s like, pick your favorite child. You like them all for different reasons. I guess I’d have to go with Empire, only because it was so unexpected to have the protagonist be so soundly defeated.”

Episode V also ranks as many fans’ best film in the trilogy and the final twist in the film blew everyone away. Fans can watch the original Star Wars trilogy on Disney+.

Also read: “Luke would never do this”: Mark Hamill Still Can’t Digest 1 ‘Unnecessarily Cruel’ Scene From Original Star Wars Trilogy

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.