Star Wars sucks. There I’ve said it. ‘Star Wars’ has been serving as a positive influence to all sorts of people these past 40 years. Or so what people say, especially those that are lucky enough to obtain interviews and get published. But while such an astounding cultural phenomenon may be good in some aspects, it can also have its Dark Side—just like in its story. If there’s a good Jedi, there are also those that surrender to the Dark Side of the Force.
Star Wars sucks: 5 reasons
1. Star Wars Plot holes
There are many Star Wars plot holes, or at least, problematic elements in the story, that it’s not productive to mention each one of them in this limited space. But let’s start with the Storm Troopers—what’s the use of all that fancy armor if you die with one shot, right? Shoot one and it falls down, apparently dead. And then there’s the Force—if it’s so omnipresent, and the Jedi rely on it to control everything, why not use it more in combat? Why doesn’t a well-trained Jedi simply use the Force to switch their opponent’s lightsaber off in mid-collision? And of course, there’s Princess Leia, whose heart is probably made of stone or something colder. Because how can you not shed even a single tear watching your planet, Alderaan, obliterated?
2. A deluge of ancillary products
Sure, every major movie is launched with a lot of other products, but star Wars take the cake: Darth Vader figures, suit, helmet, name it, they’ve got it, for all ages.
The studio would not produce a second Star Wars movie if George Lucas didn’t include more “marketable” characters. Hence, the Ewoks.
4. Jar-Jar Binks
Everybody hates Jar-jar Binks. Need we say more?
5. The death of movies as we knew it
Star Wars practically changed the movie landscape, leading to the creation of the blockbuster and weakening the auteur model. Now, studios are less willing to take chance with edgier director with strange stories.
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