Star Wars 9 : disappointed by the fate of a character, the fans throw a pot

Star Wars 9 : déçus par le destin d'un personnage, des fans lancent une cagnotte

Star Wars 9 : fans throw a pool suite at the destiny controversy of a character

Out to the cinema this Wednesday 18 December in France, Star Wars 9 : The rise of Skywaler was not unanimous. If some have loved the conclusion of the saga worship, others have not appreciated the choice of director J. J. Abrams. Disappointed, some internet users have even decided to make a tribute to a character and the star who performs in throwing a pot. Warning, this article contains spoilers. Don’t go any further if you haven’t seen Star Wars 9.

Can one movie really put everyone in agreement ? In regards to Star Wars : The Ascent of Skywalker, the answer seems to be no. Since the release of the film and the early reviews from the press (check out our review of the film), two camps emerge : those who loved the new movie directed by J. J. Abrams and those who have been disappointed with his choice. The fate of one particular character of controversy.

The death of Ben Solo debate

At the end of Star Wars 9, the fans of the saga were able to see the death of Ben Solo, son of Han and Leia played by Adam Driver. After having abandoned the dark side, he came to the assistance of Rey (Daisy Ridley) to fight Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). The one who was called Kylo Ren would die after having given new life to Rey and kissed her, his body disappearing into the Force. A end who is not to the liking of everyone…

A prize to pay tribute to the character, and Adam Driver

This Wednesday, the 18th December, two days before the release of the film in the United States (the users have been warned of the intrigues major Star Wars 9 , following the premiere which was held on 16 December in Los Angeles and a theatrical release in Europe), members of the forum Reddit have therefore decided to protest. Not by launching a petition to remake the film, but by putting in place a pool on GoFundMe. Titled The Rise of Ben Solo, she has to say thank you to Adam Driver for his interpretation based on the decisions deemed to be “unfair” and “illogical” by director J. J. Abrams.

This is not an exaggeration to say that the fans are agree on the fact that the interpretation of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo by Adam Driver was one of the greatest things that has ever happened in this trilogy. In order to show our gratitude for his work, we are launching this prize (…) We hope that he will perceive this as a ‘thank you’ on our part,” one can read in the description. At the time we write these lines, the fans have already raised over 5,500 dollars (about 4,400 euros) to the association of Arts in the Armed Forces founded by Adam Driver, himself a former Marine, who aim to offer the united states military to artistic experiences of all kinds.

An idea inspired by the fans of Game of Thrones

For this prize, they were inspired by Game of Thrones ! Following the tragic fate of Daenerys, fans of the HBO series had launched a prize as a tribute to the work of Emilia Clarke, who has collected more than 94 000 euros to an association. The actress had even thanked them on social networks. Another prize similar to the name of Kit Harington had collected more than 23 000 euros.

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