Taylor Swift: Bad Blood director Joseph Kahn took Disney and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi to task with its depiction of the Force describing it as a “meaningless participation trophy.”

Kahn, who also directed the the R-rated Power Rangers fan film, praised Mark Hamill for his criticism of The Last Jedi and its treatment of Luke as well as Hamill’s acting.

Kahn began his critique of The Last Jedi praising Hamill.

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In fact, Kahn believes Hamill’s acting is underrated especially his portrayal of Luke’s reaction to the Vader reveal in The Empire Strikes Back.

Kahn even credits Hamill’s acting and his portrayal of Luke Skywalker as a symbol of hope the reason why there are nine movies about the Skywalkers.

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Kahn would then target Disney and its “The Force is for everyone” tagline. He describes it as a “marketing gimmick.

He continues critiquing The Last Jedi and its depiction of The Force. He describes how The Last Jedi uses it as a “something to dole out to random broom kids.” He then adds, “It’s just a meaningless participation trophy that anyone can win. It’s removed of all metaphor or meaning.”

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Kahn concludes by offering his own hope that J.J. Abrams will contradict The Last Jedi and retcon Rey’s origin so that will be more “in tone with the classical hero’s journey.”

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Even John Boyega, who plays Finn threw some shade at The Last Jedi describing Finn’s role in the film as “a bit iffy.”

Boyega also noted that he “didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices” in the film.

“I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that’s something that spoke to Mark [Hamill] a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us, because we were separated.

What do you make of Kahn’s comments regarding The Last Jedi and how it treated Luke Skywalker and The Force?

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