No, ‘Star Wars’ Isn’t Failing Because Of Hateful Trolls. It’s Failing Because Kathleen Kennedy Has Done A Garbage Job.
Why all this effort to blame the fans for the series’ troubles? Because we must never – ever, under any circumstances – blame Kathleen Kennedy. Kennedy, you see, is woke. The Lucasfilm story group is entirely female. Their goal, according to The New York Times: “They wanted to tell beautiful stories, fulfill the expectations of loyal fans and create meaningful female characters.” The Times gushes, “Today, the Lucasfilm story group is a diverse outlier in Hollywood: five of its members are people of color, and the team includes four women and seven men. … A new, unpublished analysis of Star Wars films shows striking progress in their representation of gender and race.”
Now, Kennedy could have had these priorities and created good movies. Instead, she didn’t. She created a bunch of goop. The Force Awakens is garbage; The Last Jedi is double-garbage. That’s because Kennedy had two choices upon being granted the helm of the Star Wars universe: (1) fast-forward fifty years, beyond the original characters, and reboot, losing the nostalgia of the original characters but gaining freshness; (2) recast the original characters and pick up where Return of the Jedi left off. Instead, in fully risk averse fashion, she chose door (3): leech off the nostalgia while introducing new characters a few years in the future. This led her to the idiotic decision to murder off all the original beloved characters in increasingly stupid fashion — and then to the doubly idiotic decision to go back and create new movies around those now-dead characters. She pissed off all of us who grew up on Star Wars, and in doing so, destroyed whatever good will existed among us for the newer batch of characters. Solo and Rogue One are good movies — but Han Solo was killed by JJ Abrams in The Force Awakens after being turned into a loser drifting around the galaxy in his iconic Millenium Falcon, the equivalent of a deadbeat dad who abandoned his family in the 1970s to trek the country in his bug van; Rogue One revolved around a set of characters who all die.
And then even the new movies were chained to the most risk averse strategy: instead of teaming Rey up with Kylo Ren (the only moment of The Last Jedi anyone liked) or killing off Finn for effect, Kennedy’s team saved Finn and essentially rebooted the series to Episode IV by splitting Kylo and Rey. All the SJW antics of the new stuff (from Solo’s odd droid-rights narrative to The Last Jedi’s class warfare-animal rights jaunt) are ancillary to the fact that Kennedy has wildly botched the landing on Star Wars.
Pessoalmente, o Episódio 7 era fraco mas pelo menos a fandom tinha hipóteses e teorias interessantes para fazer dezenas (centenas, milhares…) de vídeos sobre os pais de Rey, quem é Snoke, porque Luke se refugiou, como se revoltou Finn, onde estava a mulher de Luke, … (Outra visão). Agora, depois do 8? Todas as histórias foram fechadas e todos os personagens ridicularizados. Fechou até nova gerência tomar o espaço. Solo, que perdeu 50 a 80 milhões (algo novo em SW), foi vítima dos SJW. Veremos o que decide a Disney.