Judging by the discourse over the internet, one might believe that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the most divisive film of the decades-old franchise. However, Mashable reports that new poll reveals that 89% of audiences surveyed approve of The Last Jedi.
According to data from SurveyMonkey, an audience poll of 4,441 U.S. adults reveals that 89% of people questioned either loved or liked Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The “liked” and “loved” responses were evenly divided with the 89% figure remaining the same regardless of whether or not audiences described themselves as “big” or regular fans.
Among those who described themselves as “non-Star Wars fans,” 81% approved of the film. Only 34% of “casual fans” either liked or loved the film while 64% of “hardcore” fans expressed their love for The Last Jedi.
Of course, not all respondents were entirely favorable towards the film as The Last Jedi was called “below average” or “the single worst” Star Wars film by 13% of those polled.
This data indicates that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not nearly as divisive as the Rotten Tomatoes scores suggest and that those directing intense hated toward the film are a vocal minority. What do you make of this new data? Share your thoughts below!
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters!