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Ever looked up negative reviews of the OT in general? Peak hilarity.
Starlog writer David Gerrold wrote a review of Empire Strikes Back called "Empire Strikes Out."
Well, with Empire Strikes Back, to be fair, I would argue the context provided by Rot J is part of what makes it good. If you stopped watching after that, you're left with a pretty depressing movie with a cruel plot twist.
This seems to be more of an extended complaint that Star Wars isn't hard sci-fi. No Star Wars film would be unscathed under such a lens.
That's just the first page. He later goes on to criticize the plot and structure of the movie outside of just the "hard sci fi" context.
Star Wars is 'soft scifi' but it also a fantasy as well.
Star Wars made idealistic Science Fantasy cool again in an era where sci-fi was dominated by "harder," much more cynical works. This MASSIVELY pissed some people off.
You guys need to actually read the review — Gerrold points out towards the bottom of the first page that yes, he knows it's Science Fantasy and a lot of the article is pulling the reader's leg.
So apparently that Star Wars theme park in Disney isn’t doing so hot. Cited issues are a lack of things to do and stuff costing way too much for your average parkgoer.
It sorta looks like the opposite, from the article. Reads like everything sold out very quickly, even the more expensive attractions.
Yeah, it doesn't say the products are too expensive, it days that the products are all sold out. Which ties into there not being anything to do, since a lot of the fun was doing things like building your own lightsaber or getting memorabilia.
One of the main rides is still under construction.
The huge size of the pre-opening reserve crowds scared people away.
Disney blocked most of the annual pass members from going. The writer blames this one as the biggest contributing factor, because it's not just Star Wars, Disneyland as a whole is experiencing really low attendance.
Edited by Parable on Jul 1st 2019 at 10:25:43 AM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that can be credited to millennials being too busy wasting their money on food and shelter to go to Disney Land.
Of course, Disneyland opening first will give Disney World time to work out the kinks.
More reports that Galaxy’s Edge is a “ghost town”. Everything sounds like it’s a massive communication breakdown coupled with blackout dates and costing too damn much,
“Sorry corporate masters, we need to spend money on food and endless college debt. An overpriced theme park in California isn’t in the meager budget. Hell, most millennials barely have the budget to take a few days off and stay at home.”
Edited by Beatman1 on Jul 5th 2019 at 6:47:36 AM
The article actually refers to Disneyland as a whole as a ghost town, not Galaxy's Edge specifically.
The common theory is that Galaxy's Edge's addition to park space has caused the rest of the areas to dip in attendance. So not really less visitors so much as the same ones dispersed over a wider area.
Edited by Tuckerscreator on Jul 5th 2019 at 3:52:13 AM
That and the blackout dates. A lot of the people who buy season passes have been told they’re now allowed in during a lot of days. Great for everyone else I guess, however few they are.
Is Disneyland attendance down that much? Last time I went there was in 2016 (incidentally, the last day of that trip was election day), and it felt really crowded. And we had specifically chosen a date we expected it to be empty.
Though, part of me suspects there might have been a case of Flock of Wolves going on. Everyone chose a day everyone thought the park would be empty, and it turns out everyone else had the same idea.
The trailer for The Mandalorian.
It looks so coooooooool...
-Test to see if the page is locked after someone saying it was-
Edited by Protagonist506 on Oct 13th 2019 at 9:39:03 AM
At this point, do we really need a whole separate thread for each individual film that comes out? Like, do we have one for A New Hope?
Can't we just do a Star Wars Films thread, and make a Star Wars Films Spoilers thread so we don't have to hunt down a new thread each time a movie comes out?
We did have a General Star Wars Thread before, but then it got killed because of everyone arguing constantly about TLJ.
Hmm. Can we make a "Every Star Wars Film Except TLJ" thread? And then confine TLJ conversations to this thread?
Edited by alliterator on Oct 14th 2019 at 9:16:46 AM
That could work.
My suggestion is: if you want to start a thread for all things Star Wars (except The Last Jedi), I would like it to be titled "General Star Wars thread (except The Last Jedi)".
Also, can I start this thread you're planning? Pretty please?
Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Oct 14th 2019 at 7:28:38 PM
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