The new movie, The Force Awakens, attempts to recover from the disastrously lame prequels by basically copying the first movie (A New Hope), complete with a hard scrabble ingenue on a desert planet who turns out to be strong with the Force, and an empire that builds a death star that must be taken out by a small group of insurgents, and an interplanetary multi-species bar prominently featured. While it is better than the prequels, and might even excite someone who’d never seen the first trilogy, it disappoints since it is a knock off of the original film.
|Is it Hamill or Foster?|
Somewhat boring and offensive is the bow to inclusivity. The hard scrabble ingenue in the original was Mark Hamill, who before the actor’s car crash and facial reconstruction was the eidos of blond twink (basically what Jodie Foster would have looked like if she were a real boy). Now the ingenue is female, played competently but not memorably by Daisy Riddle, as a kind of syfy Katherine Hepburn character (spunky, but not as witty, as Kate’s characters) , a sporty girl named Rey. The Hans Solo character, who only joins the resistance initially to impress a girl, is now black, played by John Boyega. (Gay people, and sexuality generally, are overlooked. It’s Disney. Those princesses may be many colors now but none of them are ever going to be male.)
The old cast is brought in to give the film some zest, both Hans, Luke, and Leia (could the Jews behind this have picked more Aryan names?) and the droids R2D2 and CP3PO. The film is probably best summed up by the fact that Hans Solo is killed by his son, played by the poor boy who is Lena Dunham’s chew toy on the show Girls. That is how low the culture has fallen. Hans Solo killed by the vibrator of a little Obama piglet.
Here’s another review by a libertarian on Fandago:
WRITTEN DECEMBER 26, 2015