Star Wars: The Last Jedi Divisions + Hot Toys 1/6. Scale The Force Awakens Rey Action Figure

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This article appeared in the printed edition of The Sunday Times on December 31, 2017.

There is a disruption in power – and it's caused by the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, which may the fissiest is installment in the intergalactic franchise. Basically hardcore Star Wars fans hate it. And the reviewers love it. And so the lightsabers are outside. Some viewers are so upset that more than 50,000 of them signed an online petition to Disney to remove "the travesty" completely from the Star Wars canon.

But critics rave about the movie. Some reviewers, such as Vox and eFilmCritic.com, even call it one of the best Star Wars movies ever. The backlash has gained such a high reputation that the people behind the film have also dealt with the subject.

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The director of the film, Rian Johnson (Looper, 2012), saw the chatter as a great way to talk about Star Wars would go in the future. He tweeted, "The goal is never to separate or annoy people, but I think the conversations that are going to happen someday will have to happen as Star Wars grows, progresses, and remains vital." [196592002] Who has the last word on The Last Jedi? The cash register, of course. Despite the controversy, the movie has dominated the box office worldwide since its release in cinemas two weeks ago. It is on track to exceed the coveted $ 1 billion ($ 1.33 billion) mark in time for the new year, analysts say.

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Many fans wonder how the hero Luke Skywalker is portrayed in the Last Jedi and say that everything he does in the new movie is so untypical in comparison to previous depictions that he may not be the same person.

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Another problem that fans have with the movie is the countless holes in the story. Things that director J.J. Founded in The Force Awakens (2015), like the truth behind the origin of heroine Rey or the identity of the super villain Snoke – the one responsible for making Kylo Ren the dark side – they were simply thrown out in one fell swoop. Rey's parents turn out to be "Nobodies," while Snoke, allegedly one of the area's most powerful villains, is killed too easily and with little fuss and drama.

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Actress Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, is a bit confused by the obsession over her character's family ties. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she was quoted as saying, "For me, this whole thing is not necessarily where we're from, it's where we're going."

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Personally, I enjoyed the movie and I like where it goes. J.J. Abrams "The Force Awakens" (2015) was mainly a remake of the first Star Wars movie "A New Hope" (1977). So I applaud director Rian Johnson for daring to take over the franchise and take a new direction. Let's see what happens in two years when the last episode in the trilogy is shown.

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This toy blog post also features the Hot Toys MMS337 Star Wars: The Awakening Power Scale 1: 6 REY Collectible that I got November 2016 (see my marshal HERE ). Due to the big move to my new location, I never did a review post from Hot Toys Rey and BB-8.

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I like the choice of Daisy Ridley as Rey and how positive she is in the Star Wars movies. I really enjoyed her performance and the new movies accompany her on board. I still prefer sculpting this head to the newer Hot Toys Preview for The Last Jedi (you can see the thumbnails HERE )

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When it comes to the action genre, women are usually short changed , For a long time, female characters are usually for the male protagonists – whether lover interest, victims, etc. So it's refreshing to see a female starring role in a Star Wars movie, and Daisy Ridley, as Rey certainly was very good at it to see on her shoulders.

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The full article can be viewed HERE

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