Vox Day Has a Good Link on the Star Wars Debacle

So, it seems Disney has realized that Kathleen Kennedy drove the Star Wars franchise into the ground by turning a boys’ adventure fantasy into a girl empowerment snoozefest.  And according to the source quoted nobody is willing to take over from her because the risk is too great.  http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/06/will-no-one-rid-disney-of-this.html .

Oh, this is too much!  Can schadenfreude cause a stroke?  I laughed so hard I think I burst an aneurysm in my brain.  When you add up the ESPN, Star Wars and the Roseanne debacles SJWs must have cost Disney at least several billion dollars in lost revenue.  Can you imagine the heat that Iger must be feeling?  Oh, it’s marvelous.  And with the ninth movie of the Star Wars saga in production already and J.J. Abrams refusing to take more than directorial control over that pile of risk I wouldn’t be surprised if the House of Disney doesn’t have a major shake-up on the horizon.  It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of progressives.

Read the whole thing including the info at the link and the comments at Vox Popoli, they’re hysterical.  It’s like a textbook case of feminism running a male based activity straight into the ditch.  Oh, my poor ribs, they ache.

Let’s review, Disney pays Lucas umpty-ump billions of dollars for a franchise that is basically a boomer/millennial male-bonding experience and they let a bitter feminist turn it into young Rosie O’Donnell with a light saber meets the First Wives’ Club.  With apologies to Count Rugen, I think that’s the worst thing I ever heard.  Is it possible that Disney is purposefully bankrupting itself to help tank the economy to spite Trump?  It seems plausible.  I mean no one could be this stupid right?

Full disclosure, I’m not the target audience for any of these movies.  I thought the first Star Wars movie was great fun when I saw it on the big screen back in the seventies.  But the second one was kind of disjointed and not as much fun.  The third one was a hot mess.  I mean, ewoks?  After that I was glad that it seemed to be over.  The newer editions are by most accounts terrible and I couldn’t imagine wasting time on them.  But I brought my grandsons to see the seventh one and I was amazed at how derivative it was from the first movie and how unpleasant it turned out.  Now, I’m far from disappointed that the series looks to be going down for the count.  What someone should do is start a new series based on an interesting and fun sci-fi or fantasy series that will draw kids and their parents in.  Hell, they could update the Lensman series and they’d get more mileage out of that than they’ve managed from Lucas’ anemic vision.  The same can be said for the Marvel and DC cinema series.  They’ve milked those characters and story arcs so strenuously that there’s nothing left but watery skim.

So, read the article and get a good laugh.  But honestly, we’re going to need to let these movie studios go broke.  They’re too stupid to live.

2 thoughts on “Vox Day Has a Good Link on the Star Wars Debacle

  • July 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    I was a child when the original Star Wars came out, and it was the most impressive/impactful story of my childhood by far. I think it was a mistake for even Lucas to try to extend the franchise…way too much of the appeal of Star Wars came from the time and the rapidly evolving technology. Repeating the magic of the original was impossible, even for the original storyteller. For someone else to come in and ruin it further is just sad, sad, sad.

    Ironically, I thought the two side-stories in the Star Wars universe were MUCH better than Episodes 7 and 8. (And yes, what’s up with episode 7…they’re basically using all the same plot points as episode 4. I mean, come on…there’s been LOTS of good stories in the extended universe, why not pick up one of those instead of basically rebooting with the same story?!)

    I completely agree, they should be respectful enough of Star Wars to let it die a quiet death, and pick up something new and good. (My personal choice would be Ryk Spoor’s “Grand Central Arena” series…SOOO much potential for Star Wars-like magic.) But considering how much money they invested, they’ll never let it go, so be prepared for 4-5 more stinkers before it dies.

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    • July 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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      Yeah, they’ll probably milk it until it implodes. I’ll have to check out Ryk Spoor’s “Grand Central Arena.” I’m always looking for a good recommendation. I’ve been enjoying the Galaxy’s Edge series. That’s a riff on a Star War’s type universe and it’s a lot more fun than the original is now.

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