TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 13, 2018
I can only imagine the outcry that would have occurred were the internet around during the release of The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. All the bitching and moaning about Ewoks and Leia picking Han over Luke would have been amplified to the point where you'd think those movies are terrible. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, while far from a perfect film, has inspired vitriol the likes of which I've never seen from a fanbase before.
Thankfully the good folks over at How It Should Have Ended have cobbled together this brilliant new video that both pokes holes in some of the film's dumbest moments while also demonstrating how utterly moronic fan service can be. It's kinda the perfect video because the haters can use it to illustrate their points and the defenders can use it to illustrate theirs. Everyone's happy, right? Of course not, this is the internet. Outrage always wins the day.
If nothing else, I hope that you walk away from this video realizing how absolutely stupid this movie would have been if it were blatantly catering to the fans. Yes, the video skewers a lot of what is actually stupid about the film—like the whole exchange between Finn and Rose before they get to Canto Bight—but it helps illuminate the ultimate stupidity of fan service. I think we can all agree, though, that the film would have been substantially better if Admiral Ackbar was the one who orchestrated that kamikaze attack.