Shut up, Morons! STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Is Magnificent!
I don’t typically cover STAR WARS or Sci-Fi in general on this site–except for talking about the furry, fanged Wampa; or the STAR WARS werewolf, Lak Sivrak; or Daisy Ridley posing with wolves–okay, so maybe I DO post about STAR WARS a bit. What of it?–but there is an imperative need for me to do so this week. The Internet, and in particular social media, is killing us, people! By providing a venue, a stage, a voice for people who need to just take a seat, people who in the past would be relegated to street corners with hand-painted billboards strapped to their bodies, people who would have in the past been completely, and rightfully, ignored. Remember this adage: Those whose words have the least value are always the most eager and determined to say them. Or in the case of the Internet, post them.
There is a small percentage–and it IS small; statistics bear this out–squawking like a bunch of hens because they didn’t like STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. They’ve even managed to start a petition to get the movie “removed from canon.” No, nobody is taking them seriously, but it’s still worrisome how, metaphorically speaking, if you jump up and down and wave your hands and shout loudly enough, media outlets will give you attention, which only exacerbates the problem. 97% of fans, at least, LOVED the movie, but it’s the 3% getting all the press. To that tiny demographic, I say, take a seat, folks. Pop in your DVD of THE PHANTOM MENACE, which all the rest of us had to suffer through, and you don’t hear US calling for THAT ONE to be removed from continuity. Imagine Jar Jar Binks holding your precious widdle hand to comfort you. It’ll be alright. Until a couple’a years from now, when you get to bitch all over again. Which, let’s be honest, is what you really want. You’re getting off on the bitching. You get off on the attention. Welp, I’ve just done my part to give it to you. No need to thank me.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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