4 Reasons 'Star Wars' Fans Are Hating on 'The Last Jedi'
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TooFab was wondering why Episode VIII in the "Star Wars" saga has such bad user reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, so we went straight to the fans themselves for answers.

Spoiler alert! We do NOT recommend reading this if you have not yet seen "The Last Jedi." Proceed at your own risk...

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is far and away the best reviewed installment in the entire "Star Wars" franchise -- from critics at least. Fan response has been less enthusiastic.

In fact, while the sequel has a stellar 93 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, the audience score is a paltry 56 percent. Why so different?

Critics lauded the bold choices writer-director Rian Johnson made, subverting expectations and straying from what a "Star Wars" film has traditionally been. In other words, there was not nearly as much fan service as fans might have liked; major questions like the identity of Snoke and the Rey's lineage were certainly not answered in satisfying ways for most fans; and instead they got plenty of jokes and weird uses of the Force like Luke's climactic projection of self and Leia's "Mary Poppins" moment.

"This is the worst movie I've seen in quite sometime. It's hard to put into words how they've completely desecrated the Star Wars movie universe and it's almost incomprehensible to imagine how they were able to get away with it," wrote Jonathan M in a half-star review on Rotten Tomatoes. "There's not one line, not one scene, nor one moment in this movie that's worth the film its printed on. Don't bother watching, and goodbye Star Wars."

It was a sentiment echoed by fans across social media over the weekend. Here are four of the things "Star Wars" fans seemed to be the most disappointed by in "The Last Jedi."

Humor? No Thanks!

While "Star Wars" has always used humor in its storytelling, many fans felt Rian Johnson and Disney put too much humor in it, and that a lot of it was "forced" and not particularly funny. Maybe they were just sad that Han Solo wasn't around to throw quips around. Poe Dameron trolls the First Order better than anyone, though.

Snoke? Nope.

Touted as a big deal -- literally -- in J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," fans have spent the past two years pondering the secret origin of First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke. Who is this guy? How does he have Force powers? Is he someone we know or have seen before, just badly maimed? Johnson took those questions and simply tore them in half and threw them away, just as he had Kylo Ren do with the character.

Rey Is Nobody

Another mystery fans have been pondering for a couple of years is Rey's linage. So far these "Episode" films have followed the Skywalker family line, so was she a secret twin for Kylo Ren? The granddaughter of Obi-Kenobi or somehow related to Qui-Gon Jinn? Hmmm... how about nobody. Yes, that was the big reveal and apparently she knew it all along: She's absolutely nobody and her parents are of little consequences. But were fans pissed about the answer, or that they just basically wasted two years on their elaborate theories?

Leia Poppins

Possibly the most bizarre moment in "The Last Jedi" is when the cockpit is blown out of the resistance fighter, killing everyone in the command staff except for Genderal Leia. Apparently, she can hold her breath in the vacuum of space and use the Force to pull herself back to the ship, totally rocking a Mary Poppins vibe the whole time. It was a triumphant moment for the Resistance, but a polarizing one for fans. They love Leia, but WTF did they just watch?

Quite frankly, it looks like the largest criticisms of "The Last Jedi" have less to do with its qualities as a film and more to do with how much it didn't meet the expectations of "Star Wars" fans. That's not a fault of the films, and in fact, may be one of its strongest features. It's easy to just pander to a fanbase and give them more of what they want.

Johnson chose to instead challenge those fans, pushing their idea of what "Star Wars" could do as a franchise. Considering we're closing in on the end of the original nine-film arc, and the departure of the original cast, this is an important thing to do. Fans can't force creative decisions, because inevitably they don't know what is good for them.

Plus, if we're being totally honest here, they're going to complain then, too. It's the nature of fandom.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is in theaters now.

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