Last week we got the official poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Then we were told we all had to watch football on Monday if we wanted to see the debut of the trailer.
Ever since, people have been over-hyping Star Wars Episode VII and while I wish no ill on the film, I feel like it is a stunning example of Internet sheep-ism and a bunch of people who really haven’t bothered to actually think this through. First of all if you’re hyped about Star Wars, I want to let you know: “YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS.”
For starters the fact that the trailer debuted during a football game is telling enough. I said that football has become nothing but the default “engineered trend sport” of the Internet, so that was one part of the machine oiling the other. Nobody even stopped and said “hey wait that doesn’t make sense, I don’t have to watch football because it will be on YouTube 30 seconds later.” You just watched the football without question like sheep.
My big gripe with Star Wars Episode VII is that watching the way people are going into hype and hysteria over all of it on the Internet reminds me that those who do not learn from history are truly doomed to repeat it and I think back to “Star Wars: Episode I.”
This same shit happened of people acting like obsessive idiots, albeit not on a grand scale because the world wasn’t a Hellmouth of “smart” phones and social media at the time. Everybody thought Episode I was going to blow their minds…
…it just blew. So did the other 2 films, with the third one finally being “a little decent” at best. That said, the more people hype this the more I feel they are setting themselves up for disappointment. Yes, Star Wars was a classic and expanded into a massive universe that has a gigantic fan base, but I also think getting too hysterical about it is a little much at this point because “we’ve been here before.” And the last three films did NOT capture the magic of the original. Truthfully, nothing can because at the time that the original Star Wars Trilogy was released, it broke new ground and was innovative and ahead of its time. Now in 2015 it’s standard fare. In fact, the original Star Wars became so dated that George Lucas had this habit of constantly re-editing the home video, DVD, and Blu-Ray releases to look more “modern” to make the movie not feel dated. The end result is actually more irritating and condescending than anything but that is a different story for a different day. My point is “obsession” is not good for anyone because the movie might be another dud that ONLY makes money because it’s a new Star Wars that everyone went to see. And as long as it makes money it’s successful no matter how awful it is.
There is also the little fact that this is Star Wars’ first go under Disney and while many are optimistic that Disney will handle things better than LucasFilm, Disney is also notorious for making a lot of modern geek culture more about social justice than actually putting together a good product; just look at all the Marvel Comics characters they randomly changed to women or other ethnicities in the name of “diversity.” That being said, it seems there’s a lot of controversy over one of the characters in the new Star Wars being black.
This is pretty much a false flag as all the controversy with this was sucked up during the very first photos we saw a couple of YEARS ago, not to mention it’s not even a big deal; we had black people in the original Star Wars films and the next run so the preposterous idea that a #BoycottStarWarsVII movement was based in racism is nothing more than a false flag publicity stunt probably incubated to cause MORE PEOPLE to talk about Star Wars, due to the fact that social justice warriors everywhere assumed “everyone is racist against the black character.” Umm… no. Nobody is racist about the black character. Nobody actually gives a remote shit, but it is annoying that Disney wants a cookie any time they throw in a non-white person into anything and I find myself cringing about the fact that the new Star Wars isn’t out and already marred by people’s stupid political agendas and beliefs.
Ultimately, while people are overhyped for Star Wars, in in the small minority of human beings who says “Meh, it’s just another movie,” and not a life-changing experience. I don’t know what in the world people are on these days, but frankly unless it’s more money in my bank account or its love & sex, I really don’t care about it and it doesn’t really have a profound positive impact on my life. And no I'm not going to see it when it opens. I'll just wait for if and when I catch it on television and everyone stops acting like it's going to fix all their problems in life. Believe me, sometimes I wish I was as easily amused as all you morons out there. Being better than you is a hard life.