Iconic Star Wars Author Alan Dean Foster Hated The Last Jedi, Calls It a Terrible Film
Star Wars novelist Alan Dean Foster says The Last Jedi is a "terrible film." Foster wrote the original novel for A New Hope, along with Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye and the 2015 novelization for The Force Awakens. In addition, Foster also contributed the novelizations for Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3. In a recent interview, the author claims that he wrote a partial treatment to retcon everything that Rian Johnson did with The Last Jedi.
While the Star Wars sequel trilogy has been criticized since day one, The Last Jedi could quite possible be the most divisive installment in the entire franchise. Rian Johnson took some bold risks when penning the screenplay, which some fans either appreciated, or flat out hated. As for Alan Dean Foster, who has a pretty good history with the franchise, he falls into the latter category. He explains.
"Episode VIII was out, it was a done deal. And I went and saw it, and I thought it was a terrible film. I thought it was a terrible Star Wars movie, and there's no need to go into why because every fan already has. I thought, 'How can this be retconned? How can we fix as much as possible from Episode VIII in a proposed Episode IX?' And I wrote a partial treatment for that, attempting in that storyline to explain a lot of the really silly things that happened in Episode VIII."