Sometimes yes, but when people are calling a film “an SJW piece of shit” or equally saying it’s the worst SW movie or whatever, I think it’s fair to say that’s a “strong dislike”.
Perhaps, though I feel like conservative views about women and gender roles in general are at least as strong in Japan as the West, perhaps stronger with young people, they’re just angled a bit differently. Watching Japanese reality TV is fucking fascinating on this. They seem to be slightly less uptight about sex/sexuality, but also more uptight about appropriate gender behaviour and sort of “gender-roleplaying” and stuff. Also as you say re: B… Just sayin…
I’ve seen two main age-groups of shrieking hater re: TLJ, and yeah one of them is prequel-age. They’re definitely the much smaller group though, and tend to get a lot of er… negative feedback… from a lot of people because they’ll do stuff like say TLJ was worse than TPM (lol) or worse, that TPM was actually good movie and better everything except ANH (sure, and Al Capone was just a misunderstood dude trying to bring order to Chicago).
The other main group seem to be like, noticeably older than me, 45+ mostly (though some are younger), and seem to see the OT (and sometimes the old EU) as template which must be precisely followed and not significantly deviated from. As such they were mostly okay with TFA, but TLJ actually being, y’know, a movie, with a director, and an actual sense of style, not just a sort of careful “re-creation” of the previous era, offended them deeply (ironically I think some of the non-political ones might have liked a movie where essentially the same things happened, with the same director and so on, had they not been related to OT-relevant characters and situations).
JJ coming back for the next one should mollify them, I suspect. Anyway thank god it’s not that lazily misogynistic tone-deaf trashmonger Trevorrow who was originally up for it before he made a real stinker. Good grief that would have been bad.