Sam Ashurst of Yahoo Movies UK asks, Star Wars: Why are we still talking about The Last Jedi?
It’s been pretty busy for six months? Where have you been?
Interesting efforts which may or may not be genuine.
By “the patience of a Jedi” I presume you mean “massive stupidity?”
But the main question we have is – why? What is it about The Last Jedi that has kept it part of the online conversation over half a year after its cinema release, and months after its home entertainment release?
Why? Because the @$$clowns in the production staff (pardon my French), the sycophantic media who serves them, and their SJW minions, won’t shut up about it, and won’t stop attacking the fans. So #TheFandomMenace responds. That’s why. Read this blog. I’m responding to piece after piece just like yours, as are many others.
Have you not visited the internet?
The plot thins.
That’s what other ignorant “think” pieces written by uneducated social justice warriors say that the perception is, but it actually isn’t that at all. All of the actors in the new films are perfectly fine, there’s nothing wrong with any of them. It’s the imposition of moronic social justice propaganda that is the problem instead. Take the time to learn the distinction.
Well she’s in charge. Who else would be to blame?
The theory seems be to that the producer has suddenly become ‘woke’ after 36 years in the business, and has decided that Star Wars is the best platform for her progressive politics. As opposed to, say, reading the market and responding to it.
Here’s how the market is responding:
Fans put quite a lot of effort into a wide variety of fan theories about a whole bunch of stuff in the lead-up to The Last Jedi’s release. Who was Snoke? Who are Rey’s parents? Why is Luke on that island? Johnson actively disregarded every single one of them, subverting expectations in such an extreme way that it seemed to make the very practise of fan theorising redundant. This perceived slight has made many of them extremely angry, it seems to be one of the main driving forces behind the compulsion to remake the film – the ultimate expression of fan fiction.
That’s pretty amusing, given all of the suggestions that The Last Jedi has been plagiarized from…fan fiction. I’m skeptical of the claims myself, but it wouldn’t surprise me either given that the film itself does play very much like fan fiction.
Whether it was Han Solo’s death at the hands of Kylo Ren apparently having no massive impact on the plot of The Last Jedi, Princess Leia flying through space ‘like Mary Poppins’ or – worst of all – Luke Skywalker dying before he had a bad-ass moment to equal Darth Vader at the end of Rogue One, fans feel like the legacy characters were especially ill-treated.
Where we saw an intricately weaved tribute to the character’s origins (Luke was a character called into action by a projection of his sister in A New Hope, who saved his sister by becoming a projection that turned him into a new hope in The Last Jedi), they saw betrayal – their hero turned into a grumpy old man too scared to help the rebellion (from a certain point of view).
Oh good god. They were right.
They’re actually going to take this silly tweet:
Just realized that Luke Skywalker’s story begins with Leia sending a projection of herself asking for help, and ends with Luke sending a projection to help Leia. pic.twitter.com/VdMXcFyvco
— JM McNab (@jmmcnabagain) April 11, 2018
…and start crediting Johnson with some level of fore thought and grand design for coming up with this.
Well here’s my interpretation.
Luke’s journey really begins with seeing the incinerated corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, and ends with Rian Johnson firebombing the franchise. Can we credit Rian with that too now?
Let’s be clear. It wasn’t the choices that Rian made which were bad. It was his execution of those choices that were poor. Having Luke exiled and disillusioned was a perfectly fine idea. Rian Johnson just wasn’t good at realizing that idea.
Ultimately, The Last Jedi is a film about the denial of wish fulfilment, one which encourages its audience to relinquish its nostalgia for the past, in order to look to the future. Its heroes make mistakes, learn and grow through experience. For some reason, there’s something about that narrative that bothers people who cling to their childhood memories of the original trilogy.
That actually has nothing to do with anything. It’s not about heroes making mistakes, learning, and growing through experiences in general. It’s about the stupid mistakes, the moronic lessons, and the false pretense of growth that was the problem. This is where it pays to learn about the nuanced distinction between concept and execution.
It appears they believe that their criticism of Rian Johnson’s film is for the greater good of generations of kids who won’t get to grow up on movies that mean as much to them as the original trilogy did for those fans. That’s ignoring the fact that, right now, Avengers: Infinity War is the new Empire Strikes Back, with Marvel the movie-makers who are creating those kinds of memories.
And that’s exactly the problem. The Last Jedi should have been the new Empire Strikes Back, rather than Infinity War.
Exactly. He’s guaranteed to dig in his heels and double down on SJW stupidity, ensuring a lackluster box office for Episode IX.
When asked if he’s adjusting Episode IX based on The Last Jedi backlash, JJ said, “Not in the least. There’s a lot that I would like to say about it, but I feel like it’s a little early to be having the Episode IX conversation … I will say that the story of Rey and Poe and Finn and Kylo Ren — and if you look, there are three men and one woman, to those that are complaining that there are too many women in Star Wars — their story continues in a way that I couldn’t be more excited about and cannot wait for people to see.”
Few are complaining that there are too many women in general in Star Wars. What some are complaining about, is that there are too many stupid women in Star Wars. That certainly seems to be the case. Why can’t we have an Ellen Ripley instead of a Rose Tico? Is there a problem with that?