STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI's Rian Johnson Offers A Brilliant Response To Two Of The Most Controversial Moments

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI's Rian Johnson Offers A Brilliant Response To Two Of The Most Controversial Moments

Director Rian Johnson brilliantly defends a major controversial moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi without using a single word of his own. He then defends another decision he made, if not quite so subtly.

Despite being a box office success, Star Wars: The Last Jedi still has plenty of detractors who love to criticize the decisions made by director Rian Johnson. While some of those gripes are arguably warranted, Johnson is beginning to defend some of his more controversial character decisions via social media. The most recent is directed at those who took issue with Luke's Force projection near the end of the film.

Through a series of tweets, Johnson - without the use of any words - defended Luke Skywalker's ability to harness the Force and create a realistic projection of himself, tricking Kylo Ren and allowing the resistance survivors to escape.

The text reads:

“Doppelganger permits a Jedi to create a short-lived duplicate of himself or herself or an external object that is visually indistinguishable from the real item. Those who have perfected this ability can create phantoms of any person of their choosing or trick an enemy into seeing more objects, such as droids, than are actually present."

This isn't the first time Rian Johnson has defended Luke's powerful Force ability, but it certainly is the most clever. While Johnson has previously noted that none of other Force abilities were "explicitly set up" before they happened either, it's using the official Jedi Path book seems like a much more solid defense against haters.

Of course, Johnson will have a more difficult time defending one of his other controversial decisions, floating space Leia. Or maybe not. In another conversation, Johnson defended his decisions for "Mary Poppins Leia" with a simple tweet:

Now who can argue with that? 

Prior to that tweet, Johnson admitted he never really understood the complaint about Leia, but once it was explained to him he offered his reasoning: 

Regardless of how much Johnson defends his decisions for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he won't be able to convince everyone. That just comes with the territory of directing an entry in one of the most popular franchises in cinema. 
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