Samuel L. Jackson Has Some Issues With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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01.06.16 20 Comments

Samuel L. Jackson has been doing the rounds to promote The Hateful Eight. It turns out Quentin Tarantino isn’t the only one involved in The Hateful Eight who has some issues with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Being that Jackson played Mace Windu, he was tapped for his opinion on the new film (video above).

He’s obviously trying to be polite, but you can see some shade being thrown, and he eventually admits he didn’t like some of the lightsaber technique. This is, after all, a man who kept his lightsaber and had it engraved “bad motherf*cker.” He takes his lightsabers very seriously.

Being disappointed in some of the fight choreography in Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t seem to have weakened any of Jackson’s enthusiasm for Star Wars in general, however. You can tell he’s still passionate about the franchise in an interview with Seth Meyers on Tuesday night, the same interview where he mentions he didn’t know he’s in a feud with Donald Trump. He talked about how he landed the role, how surprised he was to learn he’d have a scene with Yoda, and how he picks movie roles based on what he would have gone to see when he was a kid. As he says, “Why else would I do Snakes on a Plane?”

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