Blaming the actress (or even Finn) is misplaced, certainly. Everyone's vitriol should be directed squarely at Rian Johnson. I don't think there's much disagreement that he is simply a very, very, bad writer, and was not talented enough to be a part of the Star Wars universe. The script for "The Last Jedi" would have received a D- at any film school, or community college script-writing course. He is just very, very, very bad at his job.
But the blame can also be put on Disney and Kathleen Kennedy (who also does not seem to know what she's doing). How Johnson's script was approved by Disney just shows how very little talent and creativity (and basic understanding of plot and character) exists within those executives.
I believe The Last Jedi is the primary reason Solo is tanking so hard. I LOVE Star Wars, but Last Jedi has pretty much killed that love.
It's truly tragic that somehow Disney managed to find people so completely unskilled to make these movies. A random fan literally could have written a better script. You sitting there reading this. Yes you. You could have written a much better script.
I think this is the reason we get people like Michael Moore making documentaries. Zero substance. Zero life experience. Zero thought behind so many documentary ideas. If more film makers had any life experience, the documentary landscape would be very, very different politically. Currently, we're largely getting the results of an anti-intellectual echo chamber.
Every person who doesn't want to pay for a Varicam or a Red.
GH5 kills every under-$10,0000 video camera on the market.
Not sure what high-school kids are using. Let us know.
Alexis, I think we can all agree - you're just wrong. Nobody here is saying the people who made this short are bad people. People are commenting on the work itself. There is nothing disrespectful about calling a spade a spade. If you make a short film, don't expect a participation trophy. They put it out there. They deserve to be told that's it total garbage. It is. It's total garbage. Nothing wrong with saying things that are true. Truth may hurt. But it's not a vice.
EDIT - just realized I'm replying to 2 year old comments. Embarrassing for me.
Lucasfilm unquestionably made the right decision. Although these two guys are very talented, they were very, very wrong for a Star Wars movie. Apparently, according to people working on the project, Lord & Miller were trying to make a Han Solo movie into a straight-up comedy. If you think the Star Wars prequels were hated, you can't imagine how poorly this idea would have fared. Lucasfilm made a massive mistake hiring them originally, and now must suffer the consequences. Hopefully Ron Howard can fix this. I think 99.99% of Star Wars fans will agree that Ron Howard is a much better choice. I can't imagine him totally misunderstanding the Han Solo character. It's not a full-on comedy character. This is the best possible thing that could have happened once the original hiring mistake was made.
I know anyone reading this won't want to hear it, but #1 should be "Learn to edit on Avid Media Composer". Stop bad habits before they start.