People are taking a strong stance on how they feel about The Last Jedi. The film has received mostly positive reviews, but not everyone agrees. One point of contention is the development of Luke Skywalker's character. The debate rages on if Luke's behavior was true to the character.
Actor/filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( (500) Days of Summer, 50/50 and Third Rock From The Sun) weighed in with a 2,000 word essay he published on Medium.
Gordon-Levitt defends the portrayal of Luke's character saying:
"Flawless characters feel thin."And forgive me if I blaspheme, but the young Luke Skywalker always did feel just a little light to me, which is why it was so cool this time around to see him fill out into a more imperfect human being."
Gordon-Levitt, goes on to add:
" I also wanna say, I’m not here to tell anybody they’re wrong. Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to be wrong when it comes to movies, or art, or literature, or whatever you wanna call it. "
Um, has Gordon-Levitt been on Twiiter?
Gordon-Levitt's opinion went over as well as expected. (Spoilers!)
Time changes people, but not identity. The problem here is Luke would have never tried to kill his nephew, no matter what, since he's fought the Dark Side before and came back stronger, he wouldn't be scared by a young apprentice.— Merzhinhudour (@Merzhinhudour) January 17, 2018
I don't have a problem with Luke loosing his faith or even going to the dark side. We all have nuances. My problem was that it was badly written, as many pointed out— AcidZero (@acid0) January 17, 2018
This article is a carbon copy of what Rian is saying on his damage control interviews. It’s still nonsense. The main problem is that rians Luke directly contradicts the OT and even plot points in TFA.... completely ignores its predecessors. #thelastjediawful— Callouslycrass (@callouslycrass) January 18, 2018
And now for the flip side.
I agree with you, you are correct, it was a great story that felt completely far from the originals while mirroring them brilliantly. The movie took me to so many familiar places while surprising me at every turn. Brilliant.— Sebastian Haze (@SebastianHaze) January 18, 2018
Loved your take on this. I was one of the fence sitters for this episode. Not totally loving it, and feeling bad about not loving it. I’m going to have to watch it again but try to look at the characters without expectations this time. Thanks for your opinion!— Jason DeCarie (@DecarieJason) January 17, 2018
Okay, this could go on for a while. Perhaps see the movie and make your own opinion. Then share it on Twitter!