Star Wars actor John Boyega has revealed his rating of the sequel trilogy movies he performed an element in as stormtrooper-turned-Resistance Normal Finn. Boyega was solid in Star Wars for the primary installment within the sequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Power Awakens. Since then, Boyega has gone on to have a tumultuous relationship with the franchise, usually rightfully calling out the errors the movies made in regard to his characters.
In a latest interview with First We Feast, Boyega was requested to rank the Star Wars films he appeared in from finest to worst, one thing the actor willingly obliged to do:
“Hell yeah I am going to do it. Star Wars: The Power Awakens is most positively the perfect. Second, for me, comes Star Wars 9 [The Rise of Skywalker]. After which the worst, in essentially the most respectful sense, is Episode 8 [The Last Jedi]. However they’re all beautiful.”
These feedback from Boyega concerning Star Wars come as no shock. The actor, very like earlier Star Wars alum Harrison Ford, has by no means been afraid to talk his thoughts concerning his experiences in Star Wars. As evident, this extends to his views on the movies he was a part of. Whereas Boyega was fast to label his rating of Star Wars: The Final Jedi as respectful and state that every one movies are good, many feedback from the actor over time present some perception into what formed his Star Wars opinions.
What Formed John Boyega’s Views Of The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy?
Relating to Star Wars: The Power Awakens, Boyega’s views match most in that the movie is undoubtedly essentially the most streamlined, least-divisive movie within the sequel trilogy. As such, most have a tendency to rank Star Wars: The Power Awakens above its succeeding two sequels. When regarding the different movies although, Boyega’s interview with GQ in 2020 affords loads of perception into why the Finn actor has his opinions on The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
Undoubtedly the most important criticism Boyega has spoken about since leaving Star Wars was Disney’s advertising and marketing of Finn being the sequel trilogy’s fundamental character earlier than he was considerably sidelined in favor of Rey. Boyega said: “[But] what I’d say to Disney is don’t deliver out a black character, market them to be way more necessary within the franchise than they’re after which have them pushed to the facet.” That is actually a sound critique Boyega has of the franchise and leaves a bitter style within the mouth for many. This switching of character hierarchy, whereas rooted within the selections made throughout The Power Awakens, was made extra prevalent in The Final Jedi, one thing that doubtless contributes to Boyega’s rating:
“Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver… however when it got here to Kelly Marie Tran, when it got here to John Boyega, you understand f*** all… They gave all of the nuance to Adam Driver, all of the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be trustworthy. Daisy is aware of this. Adam is aware of this. All people is aware of. I’m not exposing something.”
When speaking on The Rise of Skywalker, Boyega shared his sympathies from J.J. Abrams who obtained loads of criticism for his dealing with of the ultimate movie within the Skywalker Saga. Boyega said: “All people wants to go away my boy alone. He wasn’t even supposed to return again and attempt to save your s***.” This actually appears scathing from Boyega concerning The Final Jedi, with Boyega viewing Abrams’ position as director for Episode IX as a salvage of what Episode VIII arrange. Regardless, most of Boyega’s misgivings about Star Wars are warranted and definitely form his views on the highly-divisive sequel trilogy.
Supply: First We Feast