Friday, October 25, 2019

The Rise of Bad Ideas?


Apparently Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is having some problems.  The trailer dropped this week.

Unfortunately (but not surprisingly since Kathleen Kennedy continues to screw things up without Spielberg around to hold her hand), J.J.Abrams is forced to reshoot a multitude of scenes since the movie bombed in test screenings.

Why is the film bombing with test audiences?

Well, read the leaks and see if there might be a problem or two with the script.  Couldn't believe what I read but just like the GOT Season 8 leaks, these are probably on the money.

There are SPOILERS in this link. Abandon all hope and click. 



Anonymous said...

I can’t state enough how in my opinion they have completely managed to ruin the Star Wars legacy. I think it would have been better if they had taken the series to a point in the future where all of the original cast would have been deceased or just pick up where they left off with new actors. Instead, the first movie went for nostalgia and a rewarm of a script that had already been rewarmed. The second movie helps a little interest to me that I didn’t go see it in theaters and nearly fell asleep watching it at home.

Maybe I got confused and missed it but did it ever name Rey’s parents? My understanding is that Palpatine survived Return of the Jedi, had a kid, then that kid had Rey. So evidently she never had any connection to Liea, Luke or anyone. As far as the alleged plot we have pretty much gotten another rehash of the original series. I don’t see this ending well.

Anonymous said...

Really? Who gives a sh*t? The Last Jedi COMPLETELY ruined the entire series. Anyone who liked TLJ is not a true fan. Disney sold the true fans out. They went for the "diverse" crowd in today's politically correct culture. Rose, Rey and Finn...seriously? Next thing you know they are going to whitewash and release The Empire Strikes Back. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Mickey Mouse turns out to be Palpatine.

Madison Rulz said...

I was telling people for 2 years GOT was going to suck. When I saw the SW trailer, I had the same reaction. It seems like an incoherent hot mess.

Really tough. I saw the original in the theater (multiple times). No Star Wars movie is better than a bad one.

Mara Jade said...

I really liked Star Wars and Star Trek when I was a kid. But I came of age in a period without new Star Wars content except books and games. I have been horrified by each new installment since Return of the Jedi.

I enjoyed the PC games. The current story they are trying to tell has already played out in the PC games. But they just replaced all of the original characters with a collection of men and women of color.

That itself doesn't offend me. What offends me is that billions of dollars were wasted so that a bunch of lazy writers with no imagination can bastardize great games like Dark Forces, Jedi Knight/Outcast, Rogue Squadron, Rebel Assault, Knights of the Old Republic, and eventually Shadows of the Empire.

Luke had a wife and a son. What you movie people are swallowing is an abomination that should be boycotted.

Anonymous said...

Even the Rocky movies ended. And Turner Classic Movies has better stuff than most of the crap at the theaters these days.

Anonymous said...

The Star Wars franchise is no longer just cinema and it's no longer in the hands of imaginative writers who want to advance a science fantasy universe. It's now in the hands of merchandisers, bankers, and big money speculators who simply want to maximize profits. If something works once they will keep doing it until it becomes totally unprofitable, imagination and creativity be damned. It's the same old story with all art and literature.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, y'all haven't noticed that most all the movies and television programs are for those with an elementary school level of comprehension.
We have also dumbed down our testing so that what was " average intelligence" was below average intelligence in the last century.

Thank the elimination of discussion questions in testing, the near elimination of writing term papers,and the elimination of once required basic education courses in economics,literature, philosophy, ethics, statistics and logic supposedly to help industries that required " specialization".

What we get is a population that memorizes well for testing purposes, but which cannot think analytically or tolerate complexity or identify equivalencies accurately.

What you get is action scenes which aren't well connected to plots, character focus with not much for the characters to do but be physically attractive and likable, and slap stick , elementary humor, not wit.

Good grief, we are making celebrities out of reality TV stars whose examples whose decision making aren't just awful decisions but indicate personality disorders . Some of them risks their lives and do that which would once destroy a whole family's reputation for 15 minutes in front a camera! Honey Boo Boo, the Kardashians,etc. should be pitied not rewarded and enabled!

Kingfish said...

Thats why GOT was so appealing. There was an intellectual side to it - as long they had the fat man's books to follow. When they got to the last two seasons, D&D followed the path you described.

Oh well, there is always Mad Men.

That also brings up another reason why movies are dumbed down. TV and the streaming services are grabbing all the good scriptwriters.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully intelligent people will always have the library.

I spend $0.00 on "entertainment" and contribute nothing to the Hollyweird globalists and their programming.

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