'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - PhotocallNo good tweet goes unpunished!

John Boyega plays Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which just came out on December 15 and is still hotly debated across the galaxy. So it's understandable that when he tweets something, it's received in the context of "The Last Jedi." Plus, people are always projecting their own perspectives onto everything -- we all do it -- leading fans to sometimes make faulty assumptions.

Case in point: This tweet from John Boyega:

Taken on its own, many fans seemed to think it was commentary on the commentary about "The Last Jedi." Critics, in general, praised the film, while a vocal group of "Star Wars" fans have been very critical.

However, that tweet was actually meant to be paired with the one Boyega had shared just before it:

"Bright" -- Netflix's new movie directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith -- is in the opposite boat of "The Last Jedi." Critics panned "Bright" while the audience reviews have been positive.

But not everyone liked "Bright," just like not everyone liked/disliked "The Last Jedi." We are not the Borg, linked to the same hive mind. (Yes, that was a "Star Trek" analogy, sue me.) After Boyega tweeted praise of "Bright," he got some negative comments, like one person saying he was "cancelled."

Boyega made it clear that his "people like things you don't" comment was actually about "Bright" in response to a fan who was trying to be supportive, but assumed Boyega was talking about "The Last Jedi" criticism:


A lot of readers had the same misinterpretation, but some fans just appreciated Boyega's point on different opinions. Here's one response he replied to: "Bright" is now on Netflix. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has made more than $840 million at the worldwide box office to date.

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