What exactly would you guys say are specific reasons why TLJ is so divisive?
Not why it sucks, or why it’s wonderful—but what about the film seems to (apparently) be making it a love it or hate it kind of thing?
Like, if I were to have a conversation with someone I know irl about TLJ, and if I said it seems to be really divisive regarding the fanbase, and they asked me why, what could I say?
…I’m having this hypothetical conversation with family in my head, but I don’t know how to explain conceptually why its divisive, especially to someone who hasn’t seen the film yet.
My theory is that this has to do with how different process what they experience. I didn’t like TLJ. I think it is quite well made, but poorly thought-out and written. And that’s where I see the dividing line. If you are somebody who has a great sense of detail, you are probably more likely to enjoy the film, because the little things and much of the individual parts that make up a film are spot on here. However, if you are someone who is more likely to see the forest than the trees, you might be a lot more distracted by the shaky story structure, numerous plot-holes and the way this (not quite) new story feels like in the context of what came before it.
Anyway, that’s just my interpretation, I could be way off. Another explanation would be that we live in an era that just favours strong opinions on anything and everything. 😃