Samuel L. Jackson thinks 'Force Awakens' stars 'could have used some lightsaber training'
Samuel L. Jackson has a few thoughts to share about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The actor — and Star Wars veteran — gave his honest opinion on the newest film of the franchise while appearing on Watch What Happens Live Thursday, telling host Andy Cohen, “It’s all right. It’s cool, it’s in the right spirit.”
One of his issues with the film? He wasn’t in it.
“I’m always pissed I’m not in the movie,” Jackson, 67, said.
But when Cohen, 47, tried to get Jackson to give The Force Awakens his own score on Rotten Tomatoes, the actor appeared hesitant to share his rating.
He did, however, offer some critique for newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
“The kids could have used some lightsaber training,” he said. “But I guess they’re not supposed to be that good yet.”
And when Cohen defended Ridley’s character, Rey, saying “The Force is with her, clearly,” Jackson pointed out one major plot point about Boyega’s character, Finn.
“Well, apparently he’s got some midi-chlorians in him too or else he wouldn’t have been able to turn the f—— lightsaber on.”
Did he just give us a sequel hint?
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