I can’t say how well you had it this year but I am happy to kick 2019 out the door and maybe down the long flight of stairs Joker was dancing on.
This post will be a quickie.
My second favorite SJW, Jenny Nicholson covers The Rise of Skywalker. I was expecting her to be all heartbroken that the SJWism had been excised. But she was only complaining about the things that I was complaining about.
Also she had the same idea that I did. After Rey blows up the transport that Chewbacca was on, (but secretly wasn’t), she would have had a flashback to when she was a little girl and she first used her Force powers when her parents were leaving. Accidently crashing their ship and killing them both. Kylo Force-skypes with her to comfort her and tells her, “It was an accident, you didn’t mean to kill your parents.”
Would have been a great little moment between the two the of them. Genuine bonding over shared grief. Or course that would have presupposed Rey could make a boo-boo even as child.
I was surprised that Jenny was taking the high road on this. She did mention that it was racist for Po Dameron to be a drug dealer. Although what he was, was spice smuggler the same as Han Solo, which wasn’t racist for reasons. But if NPCs don’t find hidden racism at least once day, they start to question the reason for their existance.
Then in the last five minutes, my world righted itself and Jenny cut loose on Rose Tico being written out of the movie.
The Mandalorian has finished it’s first season, so I can now give you my opinion on it as a whole. The first three episodes were very good, the next two were off and dull. The sixth was okay but narratively confusing. The last two episodes were indeed excellent. The best of the series being the season finale.
I laughed at the Scout Troopers bitching about their jobs to each other. “Did you not hear? The Moff executed a dozen of his own troops a minute ago, just to make a point, I get that point! Do you get that point?”
I was also intrigued when the Moff cut his way out of the wreckage of his TIE fighter with something that was clearly the Darksaber. Which I thought was just something they came up with for The Clone Wars but apparently it is now a thing in the Mandoverse.
For those of you who want to see it but don’t want to line Mickey the Great and Terrible ‘s wallet. I have a little good news. most of the episodes run about 40 minutes long, Which means there is space for commercials built into them. Sooner or later it’s going to be on free tv.
Okay, I’m done here.
See you next year.