Star Wars fans are a vocal group. They're , but some will take to social media like an army of battle droids when their favorite characters on the big screen.
Whencame out in December, fans were quick to debate whether it was the of the franchise. Some were so they demanded the movie be forever .
But others who truly despised The Last Jedi went so far as to threaten the filmmaker responsible -- director .
"At first I was freaked out but then I realized the things people were angry about are the things I'm most proud about," Johnson told the Standard in a recent interview. "There were death threats."
Not every fan hated the film, of course. The Last Jedi is considered a blockbuster, making $1.31 billion at the global box office as of January.
But the film also got mixed reviews from fans and critics, and had.
Johnson said he believed the few fans who really disliked the film just happen to be the loudest voices in the Star Wars community.
"It's balanced by a few things -- 90 percent of the stuff I got online was not only lovely and encouraging but phenomenally thoughtful," Johnson said. "The other 10 percent is just loud and gets amplified."
As we reported in our, online abuse is getting worse. And it exacts a very real toll, on ordinary web-goers and celebrities alike.
"You're not going to please everyone," Johnson said. "But then you still read someone saying they wish you were dead and it's going to ruin your day."
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