In Defense of Luke Skywalker

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been the most divisive Star Wars film of all time, which is saying something. After the global furor surrounding the prequels, I didn’t think anything could drive a wedge between defenders and detractors more than, say, the gibbering, pandering lunacy that is Jar Jar Binks.

But here we are. Some two months after its release, and The Last Jedi has a critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 91%, and a fan rating of 48%. By comparison, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace has critics rating it 55%, and fans… 59%.

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