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ARCHIVE Day 20: They’re Just Movies, Okay Guys?

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You all know why I put this here. Just look at the title.

Okay. Let’s be real about something.

What I’m about to say will probably piss some people off, but it’s the truth. So let’s all just take a deep breath and accept the truth for what it is.

Star Wars is overrated.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love the series (barring the Prequels and Last Jedi). But it’s not as good as people think it is.

It’s a science fantasy series that took the world by suprise with the first movie, shocked it again with a fantastic sequel, and disappointed them with a third one before making them sick to their stomachs with another three and coming back a decade later.

These movies are simple, fun and endearing. They made the childhoods of many, including myself. It’s easily the most iconic movie series of all time.

But let’s ask this: is it really all that?

People get so fucking heated when it comes to Star Wars. Hell, there was a time when I was one of them. Then adulthood happened, and I matured. That’s when I realized that all my anger was stupid and unfounded.

Let me tell you something, Star Wars fans. Something that’ll rock your worldview. Something that may or may not tear apart the very fabric of your reality and send you spiraling into a deep depression and a pit of despair. You ready?

They’re just a bunch of fucking movies.

Now, it’s okay to be passionate about what you love. I mean, just look at my previous posts. But there has to be a point where you realize, hey, it’s just a movie. It’s not gonna change the world, it’s not gonna keep your family safe from the inevitable nuclear holocoust, it’s not gonna pay your taxes, it’s not gonna raise your kids for you.

Well, if you’re my Dad, Star Wars may very well raise your kids for you.

Why am I talking about all this, anyways? Well, some of you who spend time on YouTube may have noticed that some of the deleted scenes and behind the scenes stuff from the Last Jedi has been released. And because of this, the oh so popular ‘FUCK LAST JEDI’ ship has sailed once again. People complaining, ‘Wah, why wasn’t this scene in the movie’? Or, ‘Man, if only the whole movie were as good as this one scene’, so and so and blah and blah.

Let’s chill out here, people. It’s a movie. It exists for two reasons: to entertain and to make Disney a shitzillion dollars.

And you can’t deny it did one of those things.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day.

4 thoughts on “ARCHIVE Day 20: They’re Just Movies, Okay Guys?”

  1. “It’s just a movie?” Really. Tell that to the blacks in 1915 when “Birth of a Nation” was just released. Tell that to Peter Binchley, author of “Jaws” when he learned that sharks were being hunted to near extinction after people saw the movie based on his book. Tell that to all the little girls that became dancers after being mesmerized by “The Red Shoes”. Movies aren’t just entertainment, they’re an art form and art has a strong influence on people’s emotions and psyches. Oh and if you hate the prequels then maybe you should look back on all those 20 years of PT bashing so called “fans” did to Lucas and company before you judge ST haters.

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    1. First of all, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’m more than open for starting a discussion down here in the comments; just try to keep it civil, okay? Let’s make this a conversation, not a flame war. Thanks.
      You’re right when you say that movies are an art form that can influence people’s lives. All I was trying to say in this post was that people who hated the Last Jedi needed to keep their rage in check. They shouldn’t go on the internet and slam the movie or the people who made it. If you didn’t like it, you should just accept that it didn’t do anything for you and calmly walk away and let the people it did affect enjoy their time with it. The point I was trying to communicate was that movies don’t have the same effect for everyone. If you had a negative experience, don’t try to ruin the positive experience that some others may have had. Such as what many Star Wars fans have tried to do.
      Feel free to voice your opinion, but don’t shove it down someone’s throat.
      Also I do hate the prequels, that is my personal opinion, and looking back on 20 years of PT (sorry I don’t know what that stands for) bashing the fans or Lucas or whatever isn’t going to change that. I thought the movies were boring, so I didn’t like them. End of story. Side note, I also don’t know what ST stands for, or did you mean SW? You’re last point just confused me in general, so I don’t really know how to respond to it. Sorry.

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      1. Okay. You do you. I’m not saying you can’t have an opinion, I’m just trying to say that you should keep it in control and respect other people’s. If you want to politely put your opinion out there and explain it, feel free. Just don’t put down other people’s because they’re different.
        Also now that you explain PT and ST, I feel like a dummy for not getting it. Thanks for clearing that up.

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