Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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The "Why Star Wars failed" videos out there are a dime a dozen and I've seen a fair handful of them but this video seems to do the best job at articulating the who/what/where/why of it all without getting too anti-SJW (though he does touch upon the culture war a bit, it's not the focus).

I can't see how anyone, whether you love Star Wars or not, can watch this and not see that the oft repeated crutch that the other side uses of "toxic fandom" is just not accurate as to what's happening to the franchise... that the powers that be are just destroying it from the inside out themselves and the fans are simply... y'know... reacting to it.
 

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Damn they pulled it. I guess part of Iger's "give star wars a break" strategy.
I can't wait for the next installation of mystics levitating rocks. The most powerful badasses in the universe, and all they can do is levitate somewhat heavy things. AMAZING and riveting.
 

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I saw this at the cinema . . . hmmm.

Anyways, it's up on one of the streaming services here. Yesterday I decided to try and see how far into it I could go.

Lets see, the awkward and just childish part where Poe is doing the 'buying time with the being on hold' gag. Then the extreme low tech of the X wing having 1970's circuit board with soldered on resistors.

The pointlessly slow bombers that attack by dropping(??) their bombs at suicidal close range. even with the Dreadnought surface guns taken out, the bombers were in visible range of the other Star destroyers, which could train their guns on the bombers. Also how is that thing called a Dreadnought??? That was the name given to an English Battleship, the one that set the template for all that followed. But it was just the name.

Umm Finn wakes up in the medi lab then goes walking through the ship wearing plastic bubble suit with water pissing out everywhere.

Okay beyond that I watched some of the shit with angry old man Luke, the throwing away of the light sabre, the drinking the sea cow milk. Shut it off middle that sequence . . . the good news is that I never had to see Rose's ugly fat face.

Toxic fandom right here.

That grumpy old Luke sequence does still annoy me a lot. I can remember first seeing the movie, thinking that it was some act that Luke was doing so that Rey would need to (something like) realize that her desire to be trained wasn't enough, that she needed to understand a complete sacrifice of her old life and thinking and 100% commit to changing into a vessel for the force. <- like I said, something like that. But ultimately that there was a REASON behind Luke being like that. Then once she's made that step, then the training starts.

But no . . . he's just an angry old man.
 

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thinking that it was some act that Luke was doing so that Rey would need to (something like) realize that her desire to be trained wasn't enough, that she needed to understand a complete sacrifice of her old life and thinking and 100% commit to changing into a vessel for the force. <- like I said, something like that. But ultimately that there was a REASON behind Luke being like that. Then once she's made that step, then the training starts.

But no . . . he's just an angry old man.
As if things couldn't get any more basic than the OT/Prequels.

Rian "Hold my Zima" Johnson.