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A review: Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Posted by Troy on 28th May 2018 in Current Events, Entertainment, Political

It wasn’t as terrible as people would have you believe.  If you take out the robot liberation philosophy, it’s actually a pretty good movie.

The Cannes Film Festival gave poor reviews of this movie.  I think that you must bear in mind that these are the same people who gave a standing ovation for The House that Jack Built – a serial killer movie that depicted the slaughter and dismemberment of women and children.  Frankly, their opinions mean JACK to me.

But you couple this with people in the movie talking about how Lando Calrissian is a pansexual on top of the general girl-power feel of the Last Jedi and Force Awakens, and you put a damper on things.

Everyone says “Well, there is Star Wars fatigue.”   This is absolutely not the case.  If anything, there should be super-hero movie fatigue.  And yet, there is not.  In fact, we can see that Marvel movies do fantastic and DC movies tend to fail.  Why is this?

It is because Marvel delivers what fans want.  True, Black Panther did have some black power/black liberation philosophy in it, but that was a running theme of the Black Panther comics.  It is true to the source (and very tastefully done).  In the case of Star Wars, they are using this franchise to promote liberal causes.  The net effect of this is that those who love liberal causes will probably love the movie.  Those who do not share this worldview will not particularly care for it.

The strangest thing was the promotion of Lando being a pansexual which actually had NOTHING to do with what was going on in the movie.  Such talk made those who roll their eyes at the concept of pansexuality to roll their eyes at the movie.  If they were a parent, they were even less likely to want to go to this movie with their child.  In Social Justice Warrior recap, here is what you should know: the girl in the movie is probably the biggest badass of the movie, there is a robot that runs around talking about droid liberation theology with the same annoying manner as a college sophomore, and Lando comes off at being too attached to his droid (but I can’t say that he really has a sexual attraction to said droid…and in the world where sex dolls are selling like hotcakes, I’m not entirely sure how taboo this is…).

People are whining about how Alden Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford.  No.  He is not.  However, the Han Solo that Harrison played was 35 (or at least, that’s how old Harrison was).  The time isn’t very clear.  We do know that Darth Maul was alive.  Which means that Darth Vader is about 6 at the most.  Vader dies when he’s about 40ish.  So Alden is probably playing a teenaged Han.  As such, he wouldn’t have that cynical, hard shell that Harrison had.

It was an enjoyable movie outside of that stupid droid that is at the bottom of the list of favorite droids.  The droid liberation preaching was out of place and was not funny.  I think it was meant to be funny, but the writers failed.

Let’s remove the droid out of the equation.  What you have is a pretty decent movie with a solid plot, pretty good acting, and good special effects.

What does that tell you?

KNOCK IT OFF.  Seriously.  People do not go to Star Wars movies for left-leaning preaching.  They go there either for light saber battles or for classic, romantic storytelling.  We want to hear about balance and good vs evil.  We want courage.  We want friendship.  We want stories of hope and fighting against impossible odds.  That is what people go to Star Wars movies for.

I hope Disney learns their lessons.  Give the fans what they want, and they will reward you.  Try to shove preaching down their throat, and they will abandon you.  They still have time to save this franchise, but if they don’t learn this lesson quickly, they are going to run the franchise in the ground.  I do recommend seeing this movie if you are a Star Wars fan.  The annoying droid is a minor part of the movie, and I don’t particularly wish to see the franchise die.  Outside of the droid, it’s a pretty good movie.

Marvel is doing well because Marvel Studios is overseeing the project.  These are people who understand the characters and fans.  Star Wars is not being handled the same way.  You want to save the franchise?  Go pick up the Star Wars novels and just start making movies based on these instead of having others develop the stories.  This will work.

Long Live the Constitution!