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April 2019 Retro Gaming Article


April 12, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The trailer for “Star Wars IX - The Rise Of Skywalker” is now available to be torn apart by fans

Star Wars IX - The Rise Of Skywalker
History has shown us that no one is more critical of “Star Wars” than those claiming to be fans.
Star Wars IX enters the social media fray with the release of the first trailer. This is the phase in which fans excitement runs wild... until it doesn't. It won't be long before ardent "fans" begin to turn on the franchise and begin their petty gripes, planting the seeds for their soon-to-blossom hatred and derision.

Star Wars IX - The Rise Of Skywalke trending With the release of the trailer, all things Star Wars began trending on Twitter. The whole trending column was filled with the Force and such. Apparently Haagen Daz ice cream didn't get the galactic memo and tried to persuade us to buy their latest product.

Passion For The Big Screen

I love movies and try to get out each weekend to take in a flick on the big screen. Star Wars is near and dear to me since it's a franchise I've enjoyed in theaters since 1977. They're fun movies with relatable characters and each film expands the story arc.

I like that, however, we live in the social media era in which hate and disdain are regarded as hallmarks of reason and knowledge. Only the smartest among us can leave a scathing Yelp review of a hamburger that had one too many pickles under the bun. People are morons and their movie habits show it across all social networks.

I thought Aquaman was the worst movie I've seen in the last ten years. Two things that surprised me are I usually like the movies I choose to see and I was shocked that this stinker received acclaim from the vast majority. I've mentioned this once or twice on social media, but I have NOT gone on a tirade, threatened the director, send foul messages to the cast, spewed vile anger at all things Aquaman. I simply didn't like the movie.

Socail Media Is Dreadful

In a world where everyone has a voice on social media, a simple outing to see a movie can turn into an online tirade about the price of movies, the dearth of original films, dislike of plot, angry about the cast... It never ends. A ten dollar movie is escalated to a national crisis with outrage and threats.

We see the same behavior with video game releases. Nothing is good enough for fans. These people only have one venue for attention or being heard - social media. They complain... loudly and frequently. It's all they know. Their hate rallys follows and likes and that's what justifies their sordid ways.

Star Wars IX - The Rise Of Skywalke Rey It's just a move. STFU!
Worse still - many of these whiners haven't even see the film they're so angry about.

Most movies aren't amazing. Many of them suck. But they cost $10 and only last two hours. It's a small sacrifice. If I can survive three hours of Aquaman's seaweed battles, fans should be able to endure Star Wars.

Again, people are morons. I'm stoked to see Star Wars. If it's not your thing, stay home or find a movie that appeals to you. but for the sake of all of us, stay off social media.

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