I was never a huge fan of Star Wars, but I've always enjoyed the movies. I was a 70s and 80s kid and sure, like most boys from that era, I so very much wanted to be Luke (Mother Effing) Skywalker. But around the time I discovered girls, Star Wars became just another bunch of movies. But today, it seems things are very different. "Just a bunch of movies" doesn't seem to happen anymore. They all need to have a broader message for society... or some such poppycock.
I ran across this thread on Reddit discussing how the latest installment of this franchise has been completely wrecked by feminist/SJW garbage. Given that I happen to like my ass-kicking heroic protagonists to be male, I particularly liked this exchange. (POSSIBLE SPOILERS... I've not seen the movie nor plan to so I don't care.)
ScalierLemon1 doesn't appear to agree with the presupposed observation of the thread.
"SJW cringefest?" I like to think of myself as someone who can see SJW influence in media, but I didn't see any of that when I saw the movie.
Gregorian_Tree is having none of it.
You didn't notice that this rebellion was the first military action you've ever seen where half the soldiers and pilots are female? That the entire leadership cabal was nuked when the bridge was destroyed and they just upjumped a purple haired ship captain to Vice-Admiral and made her commander of the fleet? Where time and time and time again male characters were caught doing something stupid and chastised by female characters? All the diversity insertions? The ongoing Mary Sue we call Rey? The little convo that Holdo and Leia have over a mutineer, where they think he's an idiot and yet they still love him ... good Christ, that dialogue could have been lifted from any of the innumerable sexist sit coms in the last 30 years.
Come on, man, that Mary Sue is a doozy. Rey, who was a junk collector on a desert planet only a few months ago, and who has no training whatsoever, is lecturing and hectoring Luke Motherfucking Skywalker, who has done it all before, including taking down the Empire, as if he's some kid that needs some sense knocked into him? It's like she's trying to convince a toddler to do the right thing, and not the man who redeemed Vader and defeated the Emperor.
Ugh, this was a SJW love fest.
Probably a good reason why I have zero interesting in seeing this. I had forgotten it was even coming out. Yawn.
Funny how so many movies seem to be loved by the critics, but panned by the people.
I was not expecting to drive home today as early as I did or in these conditions. Snowman time!
I find this incredibly inspirational.
I hope that when I'm in my 60s, let alone my 80s, my mental capacity is still fully there and I'm able to continue the general geeking out that I do. I love to just mess around with coding things for good, useful reason, but also just cause I can (e.g. blog.sh). I hope it never ends for me.
Sabo has returned with some street art targetting the protests during President Trumps inauguration. Sabo is the LA based artist who is most known to me for this very cool piece on Ted Cruz.
This latest one is quite appropriate given the content of Trump's inauguration speech.