Mundane Matt goes on a long rant where he shakes his fists at the sky and yells at #TheFandomMenace, “what do you want?!”
Matt is now under the impression that it’s merely “fashionable” to hate on Star Wars, apparently unaware that #TheFandomMenace is only a “tiny vocal minority.” Fashion trends generally tend to flow with a majority. So this can’t really be the case.
The problem Matt is having here, is that he doesn’t understand that it’s no longer about what we want or don’t want. But rather, it’s now about what we can expect based on a historical track record.
A recent announcement disclosed that Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker would be returning for Episode IX. Whoopideedoo.
Who’s directing? The guy who told critics of The Last Jedi that they have a problem with women. That’s who.
We’ve seen how the current incarnation of Lucasfilm treats legacy characters. Han Solo returned as a deadbeat dad, discarding the tremendous growth that the character made in Episode VI. Luke Skywalker came back, primarily to milk space walrus nipples, and to be beaten down by someone who just heard of the Force about a month previously. Leia came back to fly through the empty airless vacuum outer space like Superman.
What possible scenario could one imagine, where the current crop of magic makers at Lucasfilm would come up with a compelling story for any of the characters, even the new ones that no one is interested in?
So Matt fundamentally misunderstands the entire dialogue here, because what we want or don’t want is no longer a relevant part of this conversation.
We’re not in any way complaining. Rather, what we’re doing instead, is warning others to not bother, and to not get burned at the box office for yet another steaming pile of propagandist bantha fodder. That the garbage story telling will continue as long as the current team Lucasfilm is telling them. To not buy their books, their comics, their toys, their t-shirts, etc. Not until Disney cleans house at Lucasfilm, or Star Wars comes to a merciful end. Either solution would be equally acceptable at this point.
Matt claims that we can’t answer his questions adequately about what is wrong with Disney Star Wars, yet I’ve written an untold number of words on this very blog that answers the very questions he asks, and many more that he will likely be asking in the future – for no profit.
But Matt seems to be under the impression that it’s all mass hysteria, a conspiracy theory, fake news, etc. Maybe Matt should ask Ethan Van Sciver about the dead presidents over at Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe then, he might actually “get it.” Or at least get something.
Jeremy from Geeks + Gamers had his own answer for Matt:
Well, ol’ Matt of the Mundane couldn’t attack the argument, so he chose to attack the arguer instead, and this was the best he could come up with:
Oh good… Can you please stop emailing me every time you post a new blog post now? https://t.co/uNEsFEzxaQ
— MundaneMatt (@mundanematt) July 31, 2018
It’s fascinating, given that I haven’t emailed the dullard in months. Why would he fume over such a thing for so long? Maybe I’m supposed to be embarrassed about emailing him my blog posts when I began this blog. Or maybe my keen insight struck a chord in Matt:
No. That’s not what’s going on here, Matt. What’s going on here, is that you dont like watching this rising star. So to maintain your purely imaginary authority, you’re trying to pat him on the head, and put him in his place, as part of a juvenile pissing match. Its transparent.
— Itchy Bacca (@ItchyBacca) May 31, 2018
…and he’s been waiting all this time for the opportunity to use that comeback in a slow-witted Costanza-like fashion.
Although I mostly feel that Lucasfilm as it stands today is a lost cause, SC Reviews comes up with a pretty good list: