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Star Wars: The Meh of Skywalker

I can’t be that kid again, but what I don’t want to do is pretty clear to me nine films in: I don’t want to pick apart the movies anymore.

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Hope in the Stars

How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love New Star Wars Films

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Star Wars and the Failure of the Imagination

In any extended series the creators reach a decision point. They have said what there is to say given the series’ starting point. They have to choose: Do Something Different, or More of the Same.

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David Brin: Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On – Nautilus

What do you think was the result of the exchange you had in Star Wars on Trial?

Absolutely freaking nothing. Does entertainment have to have an outcome? We were doing it for fun. Fortunately, Lucas’ propaganda for evil is completely ineffectual. Almost none of the viewers who have enjoyed his films, and count me as one of them, even notice his sneering contempt for democracy and the common man. Though it appears that it has not gone unnoticed in China, where many commentators have spoken about the core lesson of Star Wars—that democracy is futile. But much simpler moral lessons are absorbed by kids: be brave, defend your friends, try to be nice. Those simple messages from the first and second films could not be washed away and they are the ones that kids take home. So while I have fun poking at the deeper moral lapses, I can sleep well knowing that almost nobody is listening when George Lucas vamps for evil. All they notice is the fun.

From: Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On – Nautilus

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Second-Guessing Confirmation Bias

Vikram thinks confirmation bias may be an adaptation to a bigger problem. Also, he finally saw Star Wars VII.

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Star Collage Wars

Friends, cinephiles, Star Wars fans, lend me your eyes.

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Star Wars VII and the Ultra-Real

The cinematic rather than merely narrative objective of Star Wars VII is to persuade by being overwhelmingly Star Wars VII.

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