To your point, and let’s use Germain’s example, he felt that when he watched Star Wars movies, he was watching a lot of bad just to get to the pockets of good. This is exactly how The Last Jedi feels. I love all of the Rey/Kylo/Luke stuff in the movie...BUT LITERALLY EVERY SECOND THEY ARE NOT ON SCREEN SUCKS! If you… Read more
For the most part, the “reason” is that TLJ was so divisive that the arguments turned cartoonish and vitriolic, and after a certain point, a subset of TLJ defenders just resorted to the meme that anyone who didn’t like TLJ was a racist, sexist cave-dweller. I think people were so sick of having the discussion that… Read more
Well, the negative articles get clicks, that’s just a fact. This editorial will get more viewings than likely anything else on io9 today. It’s what Splinter thrived off of.
I feel you 100%. Its not just that the writers and commenters at this site prefer one movie over another (which is perfectly fine!), it’s that many make out that by disliking TLJ and liking TRoS it somehow speaks negatively about you as a person, that this preference somehow reveals your socio-political affiliations…… Read more
I TOTALLY agree with you! I noticed this trend in the run up to Ready Player One, which for all its baggage was neither a completely terrible or dreadfully problematic movie, and yet it felt like the writers on this site went out of their to discourage people from seeing that movie… although not to the extent of TRoS… Read more
The Rise of Skywalker was bogged down by answering all the questions or re-answering all the questions The Last Jedi answered poorly and essentially disregarding that film (personally I didn’t like TLJ for many reasons, most of them plot and pacing). That’s the biggest weakness of Rise of Skywalker: trying to fix… Read more
Honestly, this is how I felt after each of the prequels, The Last Jedi and even The Force Awakens to some degree (and, to be totally honest, I wasn’t fully satisfied by Return of the Jedi either, as a kid, because Ewoks). Bizarrely enough, I think I may have *enjoyed* Rise of Skywalker the most out of the sequel… Read more
He’s frequently an asshole, but that was funny and mostly on the mark. Alas, the new, extra-Woke AV Club has picked a side, and Gervais – no matter what he might say – ain’t on it. To the extent that they’ll altering the facts in their reporting (citing Netflix where he – conspicuously if somewhat self-servingly – did… Read more