Wednesday, December 30, 2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is Candy for Morons
No. It isn't.
But it is the biggest movie ever, and people seem to like it. So, if I'm looking for clicks to my website, it's likely I'll write some post with a deeply inflammatory headline to (a) make people who agree with me have something I can link to when I'm internet squabbling with my pals or (b) get folks who did like the movie mad and argue with article in their head.
If I'm mad at the movie, hey, here's the thing that will calm me temporarily until I see some stupid eight year old who's so dumb, he thinks he liked the thing. If I liked the movies I must read the article to see how I can frame an argument in my head why the author is a stupid jerk who doesn't like good things.
Here's the thing - maybe the movie wasn't the thing that is going to fill that empty space in your soul, maybe it's not quite the cataclysmically cathartic experience your nerdy little life needed, but - no matter. Just be aware, (a) this is not a culture war worth fighting, (b) yeah, the internet is where you change people's minds, and (c) someone is making money off your clicks.
Not me. I mean, I literally am not making any money with this site. But someone at Google is likely making $0.0001 every time you click here, I guess. Somehow.
In short, stop clicking on those articles. You'll sleep better.
But when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think we can all agree, it was no Star Trek: Into Darkness.