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Weigh in on The Last Jedi’s fan controversies in our reader poll

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These are the things that have viewers riled up about the latest Star Wars film

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi roared to a triumphant box office success in its opening weekend, bringing in more than $220 million in America, and $450 million worldwide. It was the second-biggest opening weekend for a movie in history, following the previous installment in the film franchise The Force Awakens. But with great popularity comes great controversy, and audiences are predictably all over the internet, dissecting what the film does and whether it does it well. A handful of specific points about the movie have become particular focal points. Here’s a roundup of some of the most common and most hotly contested arguments about the new film, and a chance to take sides on all of them in one place. (Note: poll responses are largely drawn from actual fan reactions seen online.)

Except for porgs: we’ve already covered our feelings on those critters — and our worst fan theories about them — pretty extensively.

Warning: major spoilers ahead for The Last Jedi.

Poll

What did you think about the use of humor in the movie?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Hilarious! I’m on board
    (8888 votes)
  • 49%
    Some of it worked, some didn’t
    (15535 votes)
  • 16%
    Should have been limited to one or two scenes at most
    (5241 votes)
  • 4%
    None of it belonged in the film
    (1362 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (see comments below)
    (94 votes)
31120 votes total Vote Now

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What about Snoke’s abrupt death?

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  • 15%
    Fine by me
    (5010 votes)
  • 27%
    I wanted to learn more about him first
    (8644 votes)
  • 23%
    I appreciated it because it was such a surprise
    (7400 votes)
  • 2%
    I hated it because it was so out of left field
    (740 votes)
  • 30%
    It undermined him as a threat. What was the big deal with him if he dies so easily?
    (9460 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (see comments below)
    (201 votes)
31455 votes total Vote Now

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What about Captain Phasma’s abrupt death?

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  • 30%
    Fine by me
    (9342 votes)
  • 12%
    I wanted to learn more about her first
    (3678 votes)
  • 1%
    I appreciated it because it was such a surprise
    (603 votes)
  • 3%
    I hated it because it was so out of left field
    (1014 votes)
  • 21%
    It undermined her as a threat. What was the big deal with her if she dies so easily?
    (6693 votes)
  • 29%
    She’ll be back. She survived trash-compacting, too. This was a fake-out.
    (8919 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (see comments below)
    (335 votes)
30584 votes total Vote Now

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New Force powers, including interstellar holograms, telekinesis through comm links, and posthumous weather control?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Badass
    (12765 votes)
  • 19%
    Iffy, but they worked well with the plot
    (5772 votes)
  • 23%
    Mixed — some of them worked, some didn’t
    (6993 votes)
  • 15%
    This was stupid and non-canon, and why didn’t we know the Force could do these things before?
    (4593 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (see comments below)
    (143 votes)
30266 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Luke’s death?

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  • 39%
    Worth it for the dramatic way he went out
    (11933 votes)
  • 29%
    What exactly did he die of? That could have been clearer
    (8839 votes)
  • 15%
    Dumb and frustrating, and I can’t believe they’re killing off the legacy characters
    (4679 votes)
  • 14%
    Kinda loved it, kinda hated it
    (4520 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (see comments below)
    (439 votes)
30410 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Finn and Rose’s side story and possible romance?

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  • 16%
    Rose is a fantastic character who really adds to the series
    (4917 votes)
  • 28%
    Rose is an insignificant character and their whole side plot added up to nothing
    (8390 votes)
  • 8%
    Finn and Rey are the real couple here. What’s going on?
    (2411 votes)
  • 8%
    Finn and Poe are the real couple here. What’s going on?
    (2470 votes)
  • 23%
    Liked her, liked him, didn’t like their plotline
    (6980 votes)
  • 13%
    Down with some of it, but had problems with it as well
    (4035 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (see comments below)
    (356 votes)
29559 votes total Vote Now

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The reveal about Rey’s parents?

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  • 41%
    Cool, that wasn’t what I was expecting
    (12113 votes)
  • 2%
    I’m mad that my favorite theory was wrong
    (641 votes)
  • 25%
    They could have come up with something so much better
    (7548 votes)
  • 25%
    There are flaws in this story and the series will eventually take it back anyway
    (7458 votes)
  • 4%
    Other (see comments below)
    (1441 votes)
29201 votes total Vote Now

Poll

After this film, how are you feeling about the current Star Wars trilogy?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Can’t wait for the next one because this one was great
    (14710 votes)
  • 11%
    Can’t wait for the next one because this one was annoying and maybe the next one will be better
    (3439 votes)
  • 25%
    Mixed responses, not sure where it could go from here
    (7327 votes)
  • 11%
    Ready to be done with the series after this one
    (3418 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (see comments below)
    (408 votes)
29302 votes total Vote Now