STAR WARS: U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Declares THE LAST JEDI "Mediocre And Schlocky" In Recent Ruling

Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee recently ruled on a case involving ConAgra Foods Inc. and Wesson Oil, and he concluded by taking an unexpected shot at The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker...

The Star Wars sequels have proved to be incredibly divisive, with The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker coming under fire from fans in a big way. While Rian Johnson's middle chapter was a hit with critics, J.J. Abrams' finale bombed on Rotten Tomatoes and underperformed at the box office.

That led to Disney once again changing course with future big screen plans, hence why Lucasfilm's focus is currently on expanding this Galaxy Far, Far Away on the small screen instead. 

Recently, Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee ruled over a case involving a battle between ConAgra Foods Inc. and Wesson Oil. Summarising the outcome, the judge unexpectedly referenced the Star Wars sequels, taking aim at the latest two instalments of the franchise. 

"Simply put, Richardson - the new owner of Wesson Oil - can resume using the '100% Natural' label at any time it wishes, thereby depriving the class of any value theoretically afforded by the injunction. ConAgra thus essentially agreed not to do something over which it lacks the power to do. That is like George Lucas promising no more mediocre and schlocky Star Wars sequels shortly after selling the franchise to Disney. Such a promise would be illusory."

A footnote even elaborates on the point as it reads, "As evident by Disney's production of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker." Clearly, he was not a fan of either movie. 

However, we now can't help but wonder...does this make the movies officially "mediocre and schlocky"? It kind of feels that way, though we're not banking on Lucasfilm responding to this...
 

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