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Desc:Wherein Jenny makes you feel bad, and deservedly so, for being a blind Star Wars fan.
Category:Arts, Humor
Tags:Star Wars, fandom, rogue one, Jenny Nicholson, crass consumerism
Submitted:kingarthur
Date:01/04/17
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SolRo
Top One Reason This Video Title Should Goad You Into Watching It.
Callamon
IDK she had me at krennic also, would.

Maggot Brain
Rogue One lacks hubris or characters. Can we stop talking about this now.
Callamon
"Loving unconditionally doesn't mean you love it more. It means you love it sadder."
somedongus
It's a really fantastic way of putting it. I enjoy this controversial figure!

kingarthur
That was my favorite bit, honestly.

RockBolt
They all died on accident, but they didn't care that much, so oh well
StanleyPain
Really curious to see a "director's cut" of this movie before Disney corporate kinda messed it up. The film's editor has recently been talking about all the things that were in the movie (or weren't in the movie) before the re-shoots.
Two Jar Slave
A friend took me to Rogue One the other day. We both had zero expectations, and are pretty familiar with Star Wars but aren't big fans. We both ended up liking it. I think it's the best looking SW movie yet, and that's all I really expect from the series. Vader's Bowser-style lava castle made me giggle. I dunno. People seem to expect a lot from Star Wars, but it's always the simplest Good Guys vs Bad Guys fluff. This one had cool locations and laser battles as usual. Could've seriously benefitted from a little t&a, though.
Two Jar Slave
As for this video, who cares.

SolRo
Old people that saw SW when they were little care, they care A LOT.

And with how our echo chamber e-lives have become the search for reinforcement of our views, said old people want to PROOVE to you how you should hate this movie and feel bad about liking it even a little.

These numbskulls keep expecting a star wars as good as the movies they saw when they were kids, but still haven't grown up enough to realize that nothing will ever be as good as that amazing experience you had with whatever it was the first time. They're chasing their first high and it's driving them stupid.

SolRo
Or maybe king just hates star wars, because reasons, and he needs to prove how bad it is to us?

I just think he's got an internet crush.

kingarthur
No Internet crush. But I do really, really dislike Star Wars fandom and craptastic avalanche of merchandising. To the point where I really enjoy seeing it mocked.

I can't stand adults who think they see some deep wisdom or treasured classic movie in it. Honestly, the only good things in the films were the characters in the original trilogy. TFA tried a but though.

kingarthur
*tried a bit. Though butts are appropriate as it also did nothing original, copying A New Hope.

kingarthur
It may be that I have an inner contrarian when it comes to movies and music and entertainment. If everyone starts frothing at the mouth about how great something is, that's usually sign one for me to avoid it. It happened to me with Titanic. It happened to me with Star Wars nostalgia. It happened to me with Father John Misty.

Of course, all of those are bad.

SolRo
I think you've become blinded by your own smugness.

No one of any importance (or anyone here) has said that rogue one is a great or amazing movie...it's highest praise is that it's an okay and enjoyable movie and it has flaws.

I really don't get why people like you need to prove to some nonexistent person that some thing you don't like is not worth liking even if they like it...please don't end up going to a kids birthday party and lecturing them about how clowns aren't funny.

Two Jar Slave
Star Wars fandom is definitely annoying, especially online. The trouble is the squeakiest wheels getting the clicks, so you end up seeing all this hyperbolic talk about it being a meaningful series, as you said. It's just entertaining top-dollar escapism that usually doesn't bore me for too long before the next "wow!" moment. High-quality spectacle for when you're in that mood. Rogue One features: a laser fight on a Hawaii planet, Donnie Yen delivering in the kicking-while-smiling department, and Forrest Whitaker with mad scientist hair and robot legs. If you're in the mood for that heady brew of visuals, you will have fun. That's... all there is to it, right?

Maybe what confuses people is that there was one movie, Empire Strikes Back, which was a little more thoughtful and mature than a kiddie spectacle strictly needed to be. So that movie's tone elevated the whole series in some people's minds and unfortunately led to 30 years of adult fans insisting Star Wars is a legit expression with something smart to say, which it obviously isn't. Let's call this the Dark Knight Effect.

I mean, I'm glad filmmakers sometimes try to elevate genre trash; unfortunately whenever they succeed it causes a ripple of obnoxious fandom among people who can't sense the difference between good movies and "just okay" movies, or understand that both may exist in the same series, or that 99% of the time any movie with talking animals is going to be "just okay." We could also call it the Godfather Effect, the Fellowship of the Ring Effect, whatever.

Anyway, I think it's possible to enjoy Star Wars and also have a little perspective. Here's 2Jar's secret to being a good SW fan: If you're hyped about the next movie, you're doing it wrong. Ignore it till it's been in theatres for three weeks, then go on a whim to see the pretty lights, then forget about it.

Two Jar Slave
"They're chasing their first high and it's driving them stupid" is a perfect way to describe so many things. For me, video games.

bawbag
The SW 'ring theory' stuff is at the absolute peak of SW fandom horseshit.

The guy in question even describes himself as a 'Star Wars scholar' haha

chumbucket
Enough about this and anything Star Wars already. Her detailed walkthrough on everything about this movie became "blah blah blah" about 40 seconds in.
dairyqueenlatifah
Some random person on Youtube has a vapid opinion on a movie!

Epic!
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