Fans used to just not like a movie and go home, but now we have the power of the internet, and it seems a group of angry, former Star Wars fans are petitioning to remake Star Wars: The Lest Jedi.
While some might not have loved the latest entry into the sequel trilogy, whether it be because of decisions some of the characters made or the pace of the storytelling, it is still the eleventh-highest selling film of all time, and no amount of petitions or fan-pleading would ever get Disney to change or remake one of their films.
It makes it even more hilarious that one group online claims to have raised $200 million to remake The Last Jedi "in order to save Star Wars." The film's director Rian Johnson found it equally funny, responding on Twitter, praying a group of amateur filmmakers try and remake his film.
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please https://t.co/mNpSjgovax— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
"This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise. The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned," the #RemakeTheLastJedi site reads.
"The goal is to not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys," the former fans continued. "The hero archetype's of the original films is what made these so great, it made characters that everyone could relate to regardless of their background and beliefs. No longer having this core element along with poor storytelling, has made the franchise divisive and in disarray."
Proposed The Last Jedi "Fan" Remake pic.twitter.com/D6F1hmV34j— Retro: Pride Month Enthusiast ️ (@ThatRetro) June 21, 2018
And there we have it: it appears these "fans," much like those that recently made headlines for harassing Kelly Marie Tran ("Rose") and John Boyega ("Finn"), have decided to take matters into their own hands.
Their problem with The Last Jedi revolves around not having characters that "
I gotta be honest: I actually WANT a $200 million remake of THE LAST JEDI written, produced, directed by and starring amateurs. I can think of no quicker way to demolish people's fantasies that they can do this kind of thing just as well as the professionals.— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) June 21, 2018
Star Wars: Episode IX will premiere on December 20th, 2019 and be directed by J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens).