After Rey finally found Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens, Star Wars fans around the world couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Two years later, Rian Johnson brought The Last Jedi to the big screen, but little did Lucasfilm know that Episode VIII would create one great disturbance in the Force.
The movie quickly became one of the best-reviewed films of the franchise, with some critics saying it was the greatest film in the franchise since The Empire Strikes Back. Last Jedi lovers praised the movie for its ambition, saying it subverted expectations, demystified the mythology, and paved a brave new path for the franchise. (Plus, there was that awesome lightsaber fight in Snoke's throne room.) As a result, the movie earned an impressive 91 percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the most acclaimed films of 2017 … as far as film critics went anyway.
As for your run-of-the-mill Star Wars fans, The Last Jedi was widely seen as a full-scale attack on the universe created by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, and J.J. Abrams. In sharp contrast with the critics, the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes currently sits at 48 percent, proving the fan base was pretty furious with the way Rian Johnson altered the established order. True, a lot of racist and sexist trolls were upset with the film's diverse cast, but perhaps the biggest complaint about The Last Jedi involved Luke Skywalker. People were angry that Luke had turned into a dark and brooding pessimist with a dim view of the Jedi Order. Plus, Rian Johnson disappointed a lot of fans when he finally answered the question of Rey's parentage (and skipped over the mystery of Snoke).
Of course, audiences weren't particularly pleased with The Empire Strikes Back when it was first released, so maybe 30 years down the line, future fans will look back on Last Jedi with a little more fondness.