War on Terror

“But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will appoint over you sudden terror…”

Leviticus 26:14-16

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Star Wars – The Last Jedi

Star Wars - The Last Jedi

I am trying to get my childhood fan flame back for The Last Jedi but The Force Awakens stomped my soul so hard…

I just don’t know.

When the Star Wars prequels came out almost 20 years ago, I felt George Lucas had completely broken the trust of his fans.

When The Force Awakens came out I felt the same way I felt about the Star Trek reboot — I felt like the director was openly mocking the franchise and the fans.

Rogue One felt like CPR and I was thankful for that.

But, I still haven’t recovered.

Now The Last Jedi must try to arrange the wreckage thrown down on us by J. J. Abrams, a man who clearly has no clue what those franchises he raids actually mean. He’s a franchise-stalker, the film equivalent to an ambulance chaser, a gimmicky marketer who hones in on the stench of franchise fatigue then crushes off-core, low-grade media together under a famous brand he doesn’t even understand. Film after film, he weakens every franchise he breaks into.

He’s another Snyder, another Singer, another Bay.

God, what I wouldn’t give for some old fashioned storytellers in the 21st century.

Hollywood: you have one job.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.