The Last Jedi is a movie that wears both liberalism and ambition on its sleeve, along with being easily the most visually striking film in the series. It makes big, obvious passes at critics' first impressions, and they go along with it enthusiastically. Never mind that all of these things actually end up getting in the film's way at various points. The first two come to a head in the worthless detour of the casino sequence, which contributes nothing to the story (though much to the running time) but takes the brave stance that rich people are bad and poor people and animals are good, the kind of insightful social commentary you might expect from a high school creative writing assignment (and especially rich coming from this franchise and this studio).
Okay but that’s 100% not the commentary it’s making. It’s what the character says, and then it’s revealed that the so called evil people funding the enemy ships are actually funding both sides of the war. The entire point is that things aren’t black and white, which is the movie presenting that not insightful bad guys vs good guys high school creative writing assignment commentary from the original trilogy and turning it on it’s head.
It seems like some people got upset when they thought they saw liberal politics and then that irritation clouded them from seeing the actual message presented by the movie