The claims that Solo: A Star Wars Story is a “movie nobody wants” are bogus and entirely lame.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a movie that “nobody wants,” just ask the salty fanboys who are “boycotting” the film. Nice work “social justice warriors” you’re setting Disney and the real Star Wars fans back with your efforts. You can go about your business. Carry on.
If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that Solo: A Star Wars Story is “a movie that nobody wants,” I’d be as wealthy as the Disney Empire. Speaking of which, they owe me billions for being a shill, which I still haven’t received a check in the mail.
Should Lucasfilm, Marvel, Disney, or any movie franchise for that matter, give the fans exactly what they want every single release? The answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
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The answer is sometimes yes and other times, no. Lucasfilm’s fantastic story group writers do need to be mindful of the fanbase when writing a script. With an established canon storyline, there needs to be a payoff for those heavily invested in the franchise.
Easter eggs, in Universe connections, and character tie-ins are what separates this franchise so great.
At the same time, the fan base should never depict the content coming out in regards to where the characters are going. Filmmakers and writers should feel free to take the plot and characters to new frontiers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the prime example of this philosophy. Luke Skywalker’s route in the film shattered the Star Wars fanbase because many fans held him up to be some sort of god.
Flawless. Untouchable. What Rian Johnson did with his character was gutsy, bold, and brave — paying off majorly. Making Luke Skywalker relatable, instead of some sort of Force god was brilliant.
It’s a path the fans didn’t want Luke Skywalker to walk, but the storytelling was top notch. The same rings true for Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s a film that no one wants, but one we should embrace.
It appears to be loads of fun if we check our expectations at the door. Let’s enjoy the ride and be grateful we have new content to enjoy and even complain about. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a movie that we don’t want, but one we deserve.
Believe it or not, some of us want it, so if you don’t want to watch it — boycott away. No one will miss you in the slightest.
Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in theaters on May 25, 2018.