weaver of the unseen
- Aug 21, 2007
It sounds good but I don't think it's necessarily any better than the one that came down the pike. It sounds like something the hard core Star Wars fanatics would have loved, but the general public likely not as much.
(I find it deplorable that the hate she got in TLS apparently influenced the production of this movie - or rather toxic fanboy misogyny influenced it).
I did not like what happened to the actress, but I have to wonder if the nasty boys were just voicing what many people thought: This is a silly little character.(I find it deplorable that the hate she got in TLS apparently influenced the production of this movie - or rather toxic fanboy misogyny influenced it).
This is probably a question like "what is fantasy?" because Star Wars is either every novel, toy, cartoon, comic, movie, public service message and Muppet Show guest appearance - or it is a handful of films (whichever ones the fan wants to accept as 'genuine'). The willingness to toss out "canon" means there isn't any, really. (Schrodinger's Greedo - depending on when you observe Greedo he is either a victim or an aggressor.) Disney could remake I-III and it would be like how the Wookie Holiday Special ceased to exist.I think the fan base need to realise Star Wars is now transmedia not just movies.
I'm not upset, and I doubt the motivation for horrible trolling is disappointment but some sort of power/group loyalty thing. Those people are living in a virtual Lord of the Flies environment.I always i feel : How sad to be so upset about something that comes from your own expectations of someone else’s creative vison.
The Rose Tico criticism is just rotten tomatoes in the 21st century.
once again, the studio hired a pair of writers (Orci and Kurtzman) who said their dream was to make Waiting for Godot style films. Why were they doing fantasy then?
A ton of thrown abuse is more like hurled rotten fruit than anything else. If Rose was a cool and attractive character her ethnicity would be no more of an issue than Lando's.The reasoned, argumented criticism referring to the poor writing skills of Rian Johnson might well be the rotten tomatoes of the 21st century. The trolling that called the performer out for being an Asian woman and threw a ton of abuse at her for her physical appearance has nothing to do with the tradition of rotten tomatoes and everything to do with blind stupidity and hate.
A ton of thrown abuse is more like hurled rotten fruit than anything else. If Rose was a cool and attractive character her ethnicity would be no more of an issue than Lando's.
It isn't her fault she was cast poorly, but she's feeling it just like the Jar Jar actor.
Rian Johnson, on the other hand, got to make knives out.
I'm not presenting a treatise on the basis of racism, or 'othering'. I'm saying that Kelly Tran's character was disliked for reasons that have nothing to do with her race, and acting on that dislike took the form of a variety of epithets - some racial. I'm sure she also got body shamed, but we don't say that the agenda of anti-fatists is to blame. While both are unacceptable, there is a difference between hating someone because of their race and using a racial epithet to hurt someone you dislike for other reasons.That’s a very limited understanding of racism and ‘othering’. Why, in your opinion is Rose not cool or attractive?
The Rotten tomatoes history lesson speaks of socio-economic engagement. I hardly see how it’s relevant to rampant western racism.
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