“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” may be the most divisive “Star Wars” film yet, but many fans believe Disney may have actually saved the franchise. Recently, “Star Wars” fans everywhere have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions on all things “Star Wars,” and while some say time and time again that The Walt Disney Company ruined “Star Wars,” others think the company breathed new life into a franchise that may have needed some TLC.
It’s been years since Disney first announced it would acquire Lucasfilm back in 2012, and since then fans everywhere have had mixed feelings about what the acquisition means for one of the biggest franchises in film history. Yes, Disney acquiring Lucasfilm opened countless new doors for the company (from several new “Star Wars” films to themed lands at the Disney Parks), but it also awakened the force after so much time had passed since the second “Star Wars” trilogy hit theaters. Still, the acquisition is pretty divisive among the fandom. Some are happy to see their favorite film series back in theaters again, and others have expressed their opinion that Disney completely ruined the characters and stories from a galaxy far, far away. Here’s how fans are weighing in on Disney’s take on “Star Wars”:
still hard to believe that disney bought star wars for 4 billions and managed to ruin the franchise after juts 3 movies without any big chances of saving it
— felixlulz (@felixlulz) December 15, 2018
Man, I used to hate The Last Jedi. I really disliked it, but over the past year and a half hearing people talk about it's themes and admiring it's visuals, cinematography, music, etc… I've come to really love it. It's probably my 2nd favourite behind ROTS now. It IS Star Wars.
— FinFett (@FinFett) June 22, 2019
Whether it’s just for fun, by accident, or for research (especially research because I’m supposed to be goal oriented) I always get distracted by The Last Jedi and can’t stop watching it wherever I may land in it. And I never fail to utter at some point “god, I love this movie.”
— Mark’s Forever Straycation ?️? (@djmmarquis) June 16, 2019
Genuinely wondering why did Disney decide to release so many of their franchise in one year. Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, Spider-Man FFH, The Lion King, Frozen 2, I think Star Wars also?
the cynical is me wonders if they did that to ruin possible franchises by other studios.
— GG ?? ♀️ (@WholeNewWorld2) June 24, 2019
I'm suffering from depression, so what does Disney do? Totally ruin Kim Possible with a dreadful movie. On top of their disastrous Star Wars releases. Is there any medicine strong enough to fix this?
— John Steed (@imipak) February 25, 2019
Disney is going to ride the "Star Wars" train until they absolutely ruin the franchise. #Showerthoughts
— Showerthoughts (@rShowerThoughts) February 18, 2018
IMO Star Wars fans don't actually like Star Wars and every film that comes out proves that more and more and it's hilarious
— S.J. (@KickstartSJ) June 27, 2019
What Disney does or doesn't do with Star Wars is not my business nor my problem. I liked TFA. I love TLJ. RO and Solo has their faults but enjoyable for some reasons. Disney is making Star Wars series, and their theme park is a success. I think their plan is working well.
— JustPlainKen (@seriousgamerk) June 27, 2019
No matter which way you spin it, “Star Wars” is here to stay, and whether fans want more “Star Wars” from Disney or not, the company is going to provide it. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and upcoming “Star Wars” content on Disney+ won’t be the last we see of the franchise in the media. And no matter how many fans dislike the Disney version of the franchise, nobody can deny the fact that The Walt Disney Company has encouraged a whole new generation to enjoy (and even love) everything “Star Wars,” and as fans of the franchise, we say, the more the merrier.