Is Star Wars failing ?

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After the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were split on how they felt about Disney acquiring Lucasfilm. It was a box office success but left some fans disappointed and worried with the future of Star Wars. Though skeptical, fans appreciated the movie for what it was and appreciated the fact that Star Wars has finally returned after the disappointing prequel trilogy. 2016 saw the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and was praised even more than The Force Awakens for its fresh take on the space opera with brand new characters and planets while tying up loose ends from previous films in the franchise. 2017’s The Last Jedi disappointed fans and has caused us to wonder if it was a good idea for Mickey Mouse to take over the Star Wars franchise and brand. It left fans even more divided than before with some people praising its story and visuals while others didn’t appreciate the new tone and decisions some of the characters took. I, personally, am in the disappointed side when it comes to The Last Jedi because of its lazy story telling and aggravating characters that ruined the movie for me. There are fans who were so enraged with how the movie turned out, that they have decided to boycott any future installments until Kathleen Kennedy (the current president of Lucasfilm) is out of the company. Fans accuse her for being the reason as to why Star Wars is heading to the gutter. 2018 saw the release saw the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, also knownImage result for solo a star wars story as the first Star Wars movie to fail at the box office. This was the first film to be released during the boycott and the box office numbers shows the damage that fans have done. There was also a slew of different problems such as its release date and how close it was to other huge movies like Infinity War and Deadpool 2, the firing of directors in the middle of production, and having to hire an acting coach for the main actor that lead to its demise. It made $392.9 million worldwide, which might seem pretty impressive for most movies. But for Star Wars standard, its a complete box office flop. Which is a shame, because it was a pretty awesome movie. It was a huge improvement from The Last Jedi in my opinion and it left me wanting more of Hans’ adventures with Chewbacca before he met Luke and Leia. As mentioned before, it was overshadowed by the massively successful Avengers Infinity War which left the whole world broken and has us still wondering what happened to our favorite heroes. Solo: A Star Wars Story was the movie we needed after the emotional and heartbreaking ride that was Infinity War. Disney took this as a wake up call, and is reevaluating the entire future of Star Wars by cancelling every spin-off movie in development to solely focus on making Episode IX the best film they can make.




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