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Mark Hamill: Douche bag (As if you didn't already have enough reasons to skip this movie.) There is no "Star Wars fatigue". View all posts >


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Yes, The Dark Knight is "a little over-praised". I'd go further and say all Christopher Nolan's films are ridiculously overrated. At least The Dark Knight is one of his better ones. Nolan seems to have developed a large cult following primarily as a result of The Dark Knight. And he can do no wrong according to his worshipers. I got fooled into seeing Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk by critics reviews and good word-of-mouth. All were completely awful (to me) and I'll never again see ANY movie with his name attached to it. Correct. His appropriate response would have been to SAY NOTHING. I can't see why these so-called Hollywood professionals can't simply keep their mouth shut. As for the gossip, well, when you attack people for no reason, you better make sure there's nothing out there they can hit you back with. These are the rules the SJWs want to play by, so you have to be careful. You don't fully understand. In order to "trick" the woman into having the abortion, he promised her that if she did, things would go back to normal and they would still have a relationship afterward, with his parent's blessings. She got paperwork from Planned Parenthood stating the procedure had been performed (even though it hadn't) as a way to test this promise. Immediately upon seeing the paperwork "confirming" the fetus was dead, he summarily dumped her right then and and there, saying he wanted nothing to do with her ever again. That's a pretty shitty thing to do, if you ask me. I should add that according to the woman, she never demanded they marry, nor did she threaten him for child support. He and his parents wanted the baby aborted based on fear it simply might happen. Just in case you didn't know, this movie has been available on home video for many years. He sold LucasFilm to fund his billion dollar museum, now under construction in LA. It's technically being called The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, but it's essentially a Star Wars museum and that's why most people will go to it. So I don't believe your theory holds water. If he were embarrassed or feeling guilty about Star Wars wasting peoples' time and money, why build a billion dollar museum honoring it? The best of the anti-Disney Star Wars content is by Ethan Van Sciver on his "Comic Artist Pro Secrets" youtube channel. It's not the feminism per se, but how it frequently manifests itself in Hollywood as "anti-male" by SJWs who are trying too hard to make the point and take it too far. There's nothing wrong with a strong female protagonist, but could we have her be a realistic character with strengths *and weaknesses to overcome*? A lot of Star Wars fans hate Rey, because things come too easily for her and she faces little to no adversity. There's no character arc, because the feminist writers were too afraid to show her having a single flaw or show here having to learn anything from a man. This "trying too hard to get the point across" also manifested itself in a need to tear down the male characters, especially the ones from the original trilogy. Must every male character be evil, incompetent, or a straw man there only to be hectored or taught how to behave in a more enlightened, feminist manner? It even comes down to little things like when Finn tries to sacrifice himself at the end of the last movie to destroy the laser weapon and save the day, Rose not only has to thwart him but also plant an unwanted kiss on him. You can practically see the wheels turning in the feminist writer's mind: Rose must have full "agency" in the relationship. It's not as blatant in Star Wars as it was in the Ghostbusters 2016 debacle, but the anti-male subtext is there, and you can't fault guys for rolling their eyes, criticizing it, and refusing to support it. Now THAT'S funny. I saw it on a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. It was so bad I nearly walked out. What really makes the opening theme interesting is that (after the portent of doom announced by the horns and tolling bell) in musical terms it's literally an upside down march, with the melody (representing the survivors) rising, halting and then rising again repeatedly. Sometimes things like this come off as too "on the nose", but John Williams pulled it off convincingly and it doesn't seem forced. People tend to forget that, yes, Williams was creating fine movie scores prior to Jaws and Star Wars. View all replies >