Star Wars has been a household name and a pop culture icon for more than 40 years now. However, some of the most recent films in the franchise have not been met with the best reception. The Last Jedi is the one film that has angered many fans. This is one of the times it has become clear that the Star Wars franchise has went past its peak. As of right now, it is fading. The current phenomenon is the MCU, which has started as little more than a mere franchise that had no chance competing with Chris Nolan when he was doing The Dark Knight.
While the MCU has started off rather weak in some cases besides Iron Man and Captain America, it has eventually found its leg with Avengers. Then it has gone through its phase of being slapstick and overly comedic with films like Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, both advertised as intense and dramatic installments but turned out to be films of extremely annoying humor, especially in the way they have handled some of the largest villains in the Marvel Universe. Fortunately, the Russo brothers have taken over and have shown that they care about the drama and are aware of the weight of the circumstances.
This is perhaps where The Last Jedi went wrong. They have pulled the Age of Ultron maneuver and teased a darker film. However, what they brought people was a disjointed and desperate attempt for laughs. This is perhaps one of the reasons that people are not that excited about Solo. The worst part is that the next trilogy is going to be directed by Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi.