Bob Iger likes not to overreact to the overzealous fans who criticize the Star Wars Sequel trilogy.
A new 'Star Wars' movie is here and like it’s become a modern tradition, the critics are coming out of the woodworks with the catchiest headlines and the most degrading way to tell people how aloof they are and how their scowling faces were not impressed by the new 'Star Wars' movie.
We saw one writer for a publication even write the film doesn’t eve deserve to be called “cinema.” Now you probably just ready that and want to know who it was who wrote it and read why he/she thinks it is not cinema, and by doing it, you are making our point. It is the point of most media outlets to bash the movie so bad the fans who hated the last movie are going to share it everywhere and generate traffic for them.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; the movie where the sequel trilogy was jump started
It is just shameful, you do not need to like all the movies ever released, not every film is going to be Richard Linklater’s 'Boyhood.' But disrespecting the years of history and trying to stand on top of a wounded franchise and kicking it down is just a new low. Everyone is allowed their opinion but just like a veteran movie maker cannot call Marvel theme-park movies, journalists are also not allowed to call what clearly is cinema, “not cinema.”
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' was shot on camera and shown with big projectors on massive screens, sounds like cinema to us. So, please, give your bad reviews but do not try to ride the wave of bad reputation from 'The Last Jedi' and try to denigrate a movie because of the past.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi; the movie caused division among fans
'The Rise of Skywalker' is by no means a great movie, but do not pretend it is John Travolta’s 'Battlefield Earth.' If it is not clear by now then here it is, we love Star Wars, we were the minority few who liked 'The Last Jedi' and we loved 'The Rise of Skywalker' also, in a way we are biased, but just for one second think, was the film not cinema.
Well, we were bothered a little by the article but the head of Disney Bob Iger tries to steer away from all the negative criticism. There is already heated discussion among fans of the franchise about the new movie but in Bob’s own word the people at Disney “don’t overreact.”
Bob Iger does not take Star Wars sequel trilogy criticism from fans, too seriously. Source: Business Insider
Bob Iger said, “We don't overreact, we respect fans of Star Wars, that's really important to us, to Lucasfilm, to the franchise. But we do the best job we can, we think we had a very hard job in bringing this forward, The Force Awakens, satisfying the traditional fans and touching on themes and characters and places they were familiar with, but introducing the new places, new stories, new characters.”
“I think over the three that we've produced, those three, we've done a really good job of threading that needle, walking that fine line,” the Disney CEO continued. “We know we're never going to please everybody all the time, and we see that with Disney films, with Marvel films. So I don't mean to suggest that I'm dismissive of it because we respect our fans, but we don't overreact either.”
Watch: The trailer for the final Skywalker movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' or any of the sequel trilogy movies will never satisfy anyone, in the same way our favorite 'Star Wars' movie is 'A New Hope' and do not particularly understand what all the fuss is about 'Empire' (just kidding). Please, for the people who are yet to see the movie, just go see it yourself, these reviewers are just trying to one-up each other with the nastiest headlines.