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Mark Hamill clarifies his Last Jedi comments, calls it a "great" movie

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[The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but avoiding spoilers is really on you at this point.]

What’s looking more and more like an extremely vocal minority has been ceaselessly criticizing Star Wars: The Last Jedi for its portrayal of galactic hero Luke Skywalker as a bitter old man who had turned his back on the Force, the Jedi order, and the basic level of human decency that would hold someone back from drinking that crazy space milk. Of course, complaining about that kind of ignores the point of Luke’s whole storyline, but it’s understandable that some people may have a hard time accepting that an iconic character might actually change over the course of a few decades. One of these people happened to be Luke himself, or at least the guy who played him, with Mark Hamill saying in a recent interview that he had a “fundamental difference” with how Last Jedi director Rian Johnson handled the character.


Of course, anyone who saw Hamill’s whole statement would know that he eventually came around, saying “it’s not my story anymore” and that Johnson was “the exact man they needed for this job.” Now, after realizing that angry nerds were holding him up as proof that The Last Jedi was actually bad, Hamill has addressed his comments by essentially taking the whole thing back:

He says he regrets sharing his concerns now, since “creative differences are a common element of any project,” and he clarifies that he just wanted to make sure that the movie ended up being good. “I got more than that,” he adds, “[Rian Johnson] made an all-time great one.”

Hamill also recently shared a photo of a fan-made “milk creature” toy, suggesting that he may have even liked that one particular Last Jedi scene more than anyone:


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