A Tale of Two Reactions

The Rotten Tomatoes score as of this posting. Click the picture to see the current score.

So, the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, has been released. Much of its fanbase found it unsatisfying if Rotten Tomatoes is any indication, and no less a personage than internet reviewer Angry Joe pointed out the film’s many flaws (I have not seen the film and don’t plan to.)

However, the movie does have its fans. A certain kind of film critic considers it amazing because it not only renders much of Star Wars canon meaningless, but diminishes the heroism of the original characters as well.

Here are three such reactions that made their way across the internet:

This review from Wired.

The cringe is strong with this one.

There is another.

The above typifies the SJW reaction to the new Star Wars.

By contrast, let’s look at how they react to a slate of Hallmark Christmas movies, many of which feature white casts and feel-good plots. Zachary Jason of Slate writes:

As much as these movies offer giddy, predictable escapes from Trumpian chaos, they all depict a fantasy world in which America has been Made Great Again. Real and fictional heartland small towns with names such as Evergreen and Cookie Jar are as thriving as their own small businesses, and even a high school art teacher (played by Trump supporter and the face of Hallmark, Candace Cameron Bure) can afford a lavishly renovated Colonial home. They brim with white heterosexuals who exclusively, emphatically, and endlessly bellow “Merry Christmas” to every lumberjack and labradoodle they pass. They’re centered on beauty-pageant heroines and strong-jawed heroes with white-nationalist haircuts. There are occasional sightings of Christmas sweater–wearing black people, but they exist only to cheer on the dreams of the white leads, and everyone on Trump’s naughty list—Muslims, gay people, feminists—has never crossed the snowcapped green-screen mountains to taint these quaint Christmas villages. “Santa Just Is White” seems to be etched into every Hallmark movie’s town seal.

Consider this your evidence: if you portray whites in a good light, with functional families, healthy love lives, and caring families, SJWs consider the film racist and hateful. This is all it takes. The SJWs loved the recent Star Wars because it trashed the heroes of the original trilogy and reversed all of their accomplishments as rebel leaders — after all, Luke and Leia were white and thus inherently bad. Just like with the Hallmark Christmas movies, the SJWs consider the originals — and their fans — to be some racist and sexist embarrassment that should be pushed aside.

It’s telling that SJWs hate to see whites, especially white males, portrayed in any heroic or appealing manner. To do so is to commit grievous acts of bigotry in their minds, and the reaction to the Hallmark movies shows just how much they abhor anything other than social justice propaganda. Thus to the SJW a bunch of harmless, formulaic, paint-by-numbers family movies become a neo-Nazi steamroller, infecting the minds of unsuspecting families with dreams of genocide. To the SJW, praising the original Star Wars trilogy over the current films only shows you to be a hatemonger. No contrary opinions are allowed.

Go ahead and watch that Hallmark film. You’ll be fine, and you’ll feel good at the end of it. Despite what SJWs say, liking those movies (or classic Star Wars) does not make you a hater.

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8 Responses to A Tale of Two Reactions

  1. JD Cowan says:

    My mom likes those Hallmark movies because they’re the only things she can watch that aren’t awash in misery and nihilism. The ratings for them are going up because she isn’t alone.

    Of course these people want to destroy these movies: they’re trying to erase escapism. Anything not covered in miserable millennials moping around must be eradicated.

    • Rawle Nyanzi says:

      My mom likes those Hallmark movies because they’re the only things she can watch that aren’t awash in misery and nihilism. The ratings for them are going up because she isn’t alone.

      Very telling.

      They’re trying to erase escapism.

      The SJWs are jailers by nature, always ready to weigh you down with rules they themselves don’t follow.

  2. Will Arnold says:

    Mr. Fong needs to go back to cinematography 101. The camerawork in the prequels is one of their strongest traits. Outside of editing, I would say Lucas’s greatest ability is mise en scene.

  3. Pat D. says:

    I wonder if anyone praising Ep. 8 for “diversity” has bothered to mention that they turned the black guy into a joke.

    • Rawle Nyanzi says:

      Indeed; I noticed Finn’s uselessness in TFA.

      • Xaver Basora says:

        Rawle

        Yeah and thst bugs me. He’s supposed to be ubercompetent but he’s just a filler. It sorta reminded me of the simpleton black character in the very old movies who needs paternal hand holding lezt he burn down the plantation.
        Ibet the actor must be deeply miffed that he’s been given such a debased role
        xavier

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