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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Actor Defends Film’s Divisive Humor

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Actor Defends Film’s Divisive Humor

Some movie-goers who saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi felt like the humor was a little out of place, but Domhnall Gleeson — the butt of many of the film’s jokes — feels like it was perfectly fine.

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The General Hux actor defended the comedy in the latest Star Wars flick on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “If you expect it to be a certain way, and it’s not that way, you’re going to be disappointed. You can’t decide not to be disappointed. If you’re disappointed, you are,” Gleeson said.

“I just – it’s my opinion that it was better to change things up than remain on the same kind of tramline sort of thing,” the actor continued. “And I thought Rian [Johnson] had tremendous respect for everything that had [come] before, but he also did his own thing. And I think for a filmmaker like him, it would be foolish not to have him do his own thing.”

It’s been said that humor in a movie where the story is rather bleak is a good thing, allowing for some lighter moments in an otherwise glum movie. Not only that, but it’s important that the franchise changes things up a little if it wasn’t to avoid becoming stale – and the humor injected from writer/director Johnson did just that.

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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.

(via Screen Rant)

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