Samuel L. Jackson Thinks the Kids in Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Need to Go to Lightsaber Fight School"
Samuel L. Jackson has seen the most recent Star Wars movie, and he did not like it nearly as much as the rest of us. In a recent interview with ABC News while promoting The Hateful Eight, Jackson was asked his opinion on The Force Awakens, and he just barely refrained from dropping one of his infamous profanities in his answer.
He tries to be diplomatic, saying it's "in the spirit of the Star Wars movies," but he clearly didn't like it at all. He calls it "adventuresome" and "exciting... in a way..." (ouch), and finishes up by saying the new kids "need to go to lightsaber fight school."
I can understand that The Force Awakens isn't for everyone, as it's primarily geared towards the fans. That being said, I'm not a die-hard fan, and I loved the lightsaber fights. They're different, of course, since all of the major players, even Kylo Ren, are still learning, especially since the Jedi Academy was wiped out by the Knights of Ren (so, in a literal sense, they actually do need to go to lightsaber fight school). But they always felt very well-choreographed and high-stakes, even if they weren't the same as a fight between a Sith Lord and a Jedi.
Either way, here's Mace Windu showing them how it's done:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out in theaters.