Who the fuck cares? Are people so insecure they desperately need validation from someone else for their perspective on a film?
It's interesting to see Hamill's input but it ends there. Form your own goddamn opinions and stop trying to use Hamill's apparent partial displeasure of Luke's direction as "evidence" that TLJ is bad. All I've seen is cookie-cutter rehashed criticisms from reddit comments, FB posts, and God knows where else. Boring, boring, boring.
__________________ "I judged the Poles by their enemies. And I found it was an almost unfailing truth that their enemies were the enemies of magnanimity and manhood. If a man loved slavery, if he loved usury, if he loved terrorism and all the trampled mire of materialistic politics, I have always found that he added to these affections the passion of a hatred of Poland. She could be judged in the light of that hatred; and the judgment has proved to be right."
Firstly, this does nothing to address the abysmal critiquing I've seen toward TLJ (close to a tu quoque here, basically) and honestly? I haven't seen many terrible arguments defending the film. Most of the people defending it are either correcting legitimate errors in criticisms [SPOILER - highlight to read]: (like that Luke was trying to kill Kylo) or explaining their perspective on why certain aspects of the film function greatly and serve to build a solid film with as much of a unique identity as it can have in an already established universe.
However, I have seen some awful defending, like I've seen awful criticisms. It's just I've seen one way more consistently than the other.
Still not sure why people consider The Force Awakens better. From what I saw, TLJ actually contributed something new to the lore, had vastly better villains, more potentially iconic moments, better dialogue, cooler lightsaber fights, better action sequences, and a performance/ character arc from Mark Hamil/Luke that TFA lacked.
"Pulling off the three-peat is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which brought in $52.4 million in its third weekend to raise its domestic total to $517.1 million. Initially (especially after the 69 percent second weekend drop), there was some concern Episode VIII would underwhelm (relatively speaking) commercially, but those concerns are hardly warranted. The Last Jedi has quickly become the highest-grossing film of 2017 in the United States and the latest member of the $1 billion club. This marks the third consecutive time a Star Wars movie has crossed that plateau globally, as the revived franchise has earned back the $4 billion Disney spent on Lucasfilm just in ticket sales alone. With The Last Jedi topping fellow Mouse House blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, it has now been three straight years the Star Wars series has won the #1 spot on the yearly box office chart."