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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Just read a bunch of reviews and spoiler sites about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sounds to me like effin' lazy film-making of the lowest, most degenerate kind.

(Warning: moderately edited spoiler RANT follows!)

Character X allows and even encourages Character Son of X to kill him, because "he has to do it" and somehow that will start Son of X down some kind of path of redemption? Okay, sorry for being so, y'know, hyper-conservative and all, but killing your parents is just messed up. It's not "entertainment." It's not even good storytelling. It's effin' Kip Kinkel (high school shooter in my hometown who killed his parents and then shot up a school) crap.

We have a world full of psycho kids and "young adults" out there, raised on video games, who can barely differentiate between reality and fantasy anymore: the Columbine shooters, that Colorado theater shooter, the Sandy Hook freak, those two 12 year old girls who stabbed their friend nineteen times and left her to die in the woods "for Slenderman." Now we have what is possibly the most influential film franchise of all time hinting -- no, not hinting, but blatantly stating -- that killing your father is the path to understanding yourself? And your dad, as he dies an agonizing death right before your eyes, will forgive you for it?

That. Is. Messed. The. Eff. Up.

Oh, and don't forget: it's a Disney movie!

Second-run, DVD, Netflix, whatever or wherever... I'll be skipping The Force Awakens.

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sjonsvenson
Dec. 21st, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'll wait a bit and buy the whole series on DVD. I don't think I have seen any of them in one go. Parts here and there yes.
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