And it’s not just because he ‘subverted expectations’; it’s because his unexpected twists were simply bad ones. You can subvert expectations in a good way (“I am your father”), but TLJ just doesn’t. The unexpected subversions are just lazy; Luke tossing the saber, Snoke and Rey’s backstories being nothing, etc.
And again, I don’t hate TLJ. I really wanted it to succeed. But it didn’t and I’m just really disappointed with it.
Instead of us not ‘getting' it, I don’t think Rian Johnson gets it.
I love Kevin Smith, but...
He can blame it on ‘fan expectations’, and while that may be a factor to some degree, but it’s hardly the SOLE reason the movie is scoring so low on Rotten Tomatoes.
IMO, the movie failed, not the fans.
Flickr set from the IMATS makeup trade show; including LOTS of pics like the one in the post above, including pics of makeup artists and other people from Star Trek and The Orville (including “Bortus” actor Peter Macon).
Flickr album/ IMATS 2018, Pasadena
“Bortus” (Peter Macon), out of makeup:
And yes, his voice really IS that deep...