J.J. Abrams believes that each and every opinion a fan or critic has on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is valid and right in his eyes.
According to Vanity Fair, when asked if the people who didn’t like his film simply didn’t understand something, Abrams replied, “No, I would say that they’re right.” He added, “The people who love it more than anything are also right.”
Just before the Q and A, J.J. Abrams was in another country continuing the grueling press tour for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, where he was asked by someone how he went about pleasing everyone in wake of the mixed reviews. He recounted the answer he gave previously by saying that wasn’t his goal going into the second Star Wars film he directed.
“I was asked just seven hours ago in another country, ‘So how do you go about pleasing everyone?’ I was like’ What…?’ Not to say that that’s what anyone should try to do anyway, but how would one go about it? Especially with Star Wars. We knew starting this that any decision we made — a design decision, a musical decision, a narrative decision — would please someone and infuriate someone else. And they’re all right.”
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.