Brandon Katz from the observer.com asks the question, What Happens When a ‘Star Wars’ Movie Finally Bombs?
In it, Brandon interviews Bryan Young for his take on the current state of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise. Bryan young is touted in the article as an “author, filmmaker, journalist and uber-Star Wars fan.” He’s also a contributor for starwars.com.
Here’s what Bryan has to say:
The Last Jedi discredits that thinking.
That’s the problem. The stories that Kathleen Kennedy and her group want to tell are awful.
“When those people aren’t providing the job that she expected, they’re going to get replaced. I think the behind-the-scenes shakeups are a result of Lucasfilm wanting to make the best movies possible, and those shake-ups will continue if they feel they aren’t getting what they want.”
Are the behind-the-scenes shakeups the result of Lucasfilm wanting to make the best movies possible? Or are they the result of Kathleen Kennedy wanting things done in her own special social justice way? There’s a significant difference between the two.
I’d argue that they’re not safe if they are turning over a quality product, given the content in Disney’s Star Wars thus far.
Bryan Young is unfamiliar with the concept of “cooking the golden goose.”
“We’ve lived through the holiday special and the Ewok Adventures… I’d argue the Special Editions and the prequels were actually more divisive than any backlash for The Last Jedi, and Star Wars made it through that era just fine… “
You might argue that, but you’d be incorrect.
I’m old enough to have actually watched the Holiday Special live when it first aired on network television. I’ve seen the very first film in the theaters during it’s original theatrical run in 1977, and have been a part of the fan base ever since. I can tell you from first hand experience, that I’ve not seen any backlash even remotely on this level, not even with the Prequels. With the Prequels, the OT Special Editions, and even the original OT itself, the criticisms were always just that; criticisms of something that folks still loved, warts and all.
Though Lucasfilm would undoubtedly love to convince the public otherwise, the reality is that this backlash is something entirely different.
Yes, but there’s much more to consider than just that, such as all of this.
The Heroic Musicians of the Titanic continued to play as the unsinkable ship sank into the icy waters, in an effort to calm the passengers…
SC Reviews offers his own great perspective on the observer.com article. Thanks for the shout out!