'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Shuts Down Twitter Trolls Over Movie Twists


'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Shuts Down Twitter Trolls Over Movie Twists


Rian Johnson responds to criticisms about the plot twists, one of which is concerning Luke Skywalker's ability to create a realistic projection of himself.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has become one of the most divisive "Star Wars" films since it's released last December. While Rian Johnson had several times addressed criticisms toward the movie, he once again took to Twitter to silence the haters, particularly those who keep doubting whether the Force would allow Luke Skywalker to have such ability as creating a realistic projection of himself, which he did to deceive Kylo Ren in the movie.

The director did it without typing any word, but posted a series of photos of his book shelf. He then pointed out a 2011 book called "Star Wars: The Jedi Path", which is an "ancient training manual" that, among other things, teaches the different ways a Jedi can wield the Force.

He captured a section of the book called the "Advanced Force Techniques", which explains "Doppelganger", the ability that allows a Jedi to project themselves into new locations. "Those who have perfected this ability can create phantoms of any person of their choosing or trick an enemy into seeing more objects, such as droids, that are actually present," the description reads.



Johnson also claps back at Twitter trolls who criticized Leia's Force abilities to return to the ship after she was ejected into space. "Rian, it was just very odd," the confused fan asked. "She should be able to use the force, but my perception would've been that it would've been in a very limited capacity due to her focus on politics and not training with the force. That wasn't some simple force jump she did."

Johnson responded, "Interesting. I guess the fact that she's in zero G and that space offers no resistance meant (to me) that it wasn't a big feat at all - kinda minimal, in fact."

The fan continued to argue, "I thought about that, but then I also thought about the what kind of physical torment that being in the cold vacuum of space would do when you're trying to channel the force? How could she focus to do that much with little to no training?"

Refusing to be involved in further debate, he simply responded with "Cause she’s a badass muthaf-cka."

Johnson previously addressed the backlash directed to the movie, saying, "The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if sw is going to grow, move forward, and stay vital."


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