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Star Wars: Episode IX hasn’t even gotten its first teaser, but it looks like netizens have started to troll the upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy entry.
Sure, Episode IX might be more or less ten months away from its release date, but Rotten Tomatoes already has a few reviews listed under Episode IX’s audience tab, and it looks like some of the site’s users aren’t as excited about the third and final installment in the new Star Wars trilogy.
Only two out of the ten early audience reviews express excitement over the upcoming film. The others talk about how fans aren’t going to see the film because of the terrible new characters introduced in the sequel trilogy. Others complain about the “identity politics” that ended up “ruining” the Star Wars franchise. Meanwhile others say that they’ve lost interest in Episode IX because of the way the Disney Star Wars films have turned heroes like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher) into aging and jaded characters – far different from the legends that they once were.
Of course, it isn’t a surprise to see some users blaming their poor hopes for Episode IX on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Sure, the film might have achieved commercial and critical success during its theatrical release, but The Last Jedi ended up being one of the most divisive instalments in the Skywalker saga. While The Last Jedi certainly added in new elements to the franchise, some fans wanted a more traditional format where Luke remains a true-blue benevolent Jedi Master.
But then again, after 30 years, one can’t expect a hero to always stay the same, can they?
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.