Curated Clicks: ‘Star Wars’ Has Got 99 Problems (Well Actually Like 41 and Counting), MAD SPOILERS
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SEEN ONE ‘STAR WAR,’ SEEN ‘EM ALL
The Force may be horribly imbalanced in favor of the light side, and “Star Wars” actor pay may be horrendously unfair to everyone except the already-rich Harrison Ford, but hey, the story was good, right?
Wellllllll maybe not.
Seth Abramson broke down two score problems plaguing the newest Star War, including a major point about creativity (A MULTIPLICITY OF SPOILERS):
The Huffington Post: 40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
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REY IS WHATEVER YOU WANT HER TO BE
Sonny Bunch and Max Landis continue the “rain all over your ‘Star Wars’ parade” parade by pointing out the main character hurts the story by being too darn powerful for no good reason:
The Washington Free Beacon: Rey from Star Wars Is Basically Just John Cena
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BUT WHAT IF ‘STAR WARS’ WAS A PBS JOINT?
See the Empire v. Rebellion struggle as the staid Ken Burns would have presented it (and remember, the Rebels only won because they’re heartless monsters who lied to teddy bears):
The Washington Post: ‘Star Wars,’ if it were directed by Ken Burns
A few more bites:
“Barack Obama sought the presidency hoping to be the Democrats’ Reagan: a president who changed America’s ideological trajectory. And he has changed it. He has pushed the political agenda as dramatically to the left as Reagan pushed it to the right, and, as under Reagan, the public has acquiesced more than it has rebelled.” – Peter Beinart explains the fundamental liberal shift in American society under Obama, via The Atlantic
“I don’t know enough about [encryption] technology…to be able to say what it is, but I have a lot of confidence in our tech experts.” – During the Dec. 19 Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton, whose campaign could not say who her tech experts were, called for a “Manhattan-like project” to bomb the security out of everybody’s iPhones, via FCW
“[S]o weird that I didn’t even try.” – An ostensibly Chinese student at Oberlin claiming that the General Tso’s chicken, which is not a traditional Chinese dish, in the dining hall was not authentically traditional enough and was thereby kind of racist, via The Oberlin Review