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Sunday, May 27, 2018

SJW Wars continues to fail

Disney continues to strangle the goose with the golden eggs:
Disney and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story is struggling in its debut at the Memorial Day box office, where it is coming in well behind expectations with a projected $110 million-$115 million four-day holiday. The three-day weekend tally looks to be in the $90 million-plus range.

The Han Solo origin story is pacing well behind fellow standalone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), which took in $29 million in Thursday-evening previews on its way to a $71 million Friday and a three-day debut of $155 million.

The news is grim overseas, where Solo is launching in most points around the globe timed to its U.S. launch, including China. The movie took in a dismal $11.4 million from its first 43 markets on Wednesday and Thursday. Disney hasn't yet provided numbers from China, but box-office sources there show the movie opening to roughly $3 million on Friday for a possible weekend debut in the $10 million range.
And to think we thought Lucas was ruining the franchise....

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45 Comments:

Blogger Lyon May 27, 2018 1:31 AM  

It's clear their mission is not profit but an agenda.

Blogger Aquila Aquilonis May 27, 2018 1:32 AM  

I think the term we are going with is Soy Wars.

Blogger Cetera May 27, 2018 1:40 AM  

With any luck, Disney will double down, and do even worse with Ep 9. If it does poorly enough, with as much as they have sunk into it in purchase price, production, failed toys, and eventually failed parks, it might just crash Disney entirely.

Blogger Michael Maier May 27, 2018 1:45 AM  

George Lucas is the luckiest hack Hollywood ever saw. And yet...

I cared more about a nameless Ewok dying in ROTJ than I did for Han Solo and Luke dying PUT TOGETHER.

Blogger Ostar May 27, 2018 1:48 AM  

The writer of this movie seems to not only be incompetent, but evil. Before the movie even came out, he was proclaiming that Lando was a pansexual. Meaning he was attracted to droids as well males, females, aliens. And there is a brand new character in Solo named Moloch - the biblical "god" of child sacrifice. With the need to check everything for legal reasons, the name choice is NOT coincidence.

Blogger Fernando Negro May 27, 2018 2:22 AM  

The "Star Wars" series was ruined for me, when I learned of what (I know I keep mentioning him - but, he is by far one of the best sources there are about the hidden schemes used by the "powers-that-be") the author Daniel Estulin denounced, about the subliminal propaganda inserted in that movie series (that I immediately understood very well) when he was promoting his book about the Tavistock Institute:

https://www.amazon.it/Tavistock-Institute-Social-Engineering-Masses/dp/163424043X/

Notice how the "good guys" keep on beating the "bad guys"... They just use an unknown backdoor, fire into it, and that's it - Evil disappears. There's no big effort involved... It's the same kind of argument as in the 2013 "Elysium" movie, for example (that is undoubtedly filled with "subliminal propaganda" by the "powers-that-be").

And so, the subliminal moral of the stories is:

You don't have/need to make big efforts (read, and reflect, a lot) in order to be in a position to defeat the establishment. You just have to find some hidden backdoor, through which you can simply "shut it down".

And, as for the mental "force", that you use to defeat Evil, that is not something that you create (and gain, or build up) yourself, through your own repeated mental efforts. It's just some unknown phenomenon, that some people are born with.

So, continue on not making any serious mental efforts, and on being weak - and, just expect to always find some magical backdoor or simple switch that you can use to defeat Evil.

(Almost every major science-fiction - and other type of - cinema series and movies, nowadays, have always some hidden "subliminal propaganda"... Even the best one that I've watched in the last years, "Interstellar", is filled with propaganda that should be quite obvious to everyone who is informed about the NWO conspiracy.)

Blogger Fernando Negro May 27, 2018 2:33 AM  

Also, the moral of the "Star Wars" and other stories is:

The fight against the "powers-that-be" is a simple thing, that doesn't require any elaborate efforts. (So, you can unconsciously expect that to be the case, and not be ready for the very long, hard and elaborate effort that you will have to go through, in order to defeat Evil.)

Blogger Fernando Negro May 27, 2018 2:45 AM  

Nevertheless,

When I decided to watch "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (because I literally had nothing better to do) I was happy I did it... Since that, this particular movie, finally illustrated (or fictionally demonstrated) what I had been warning the Free Software community and movement about, for years:

https://twitter.com/BlackFerdyPT/status/970574273227231232
https://twitter.com/BlackFerdyPT/status/970580755448508417
https://twitter.com/BlackFerdyPT/status/970583772524662784
https://trisquel.info/en/forum/how-use-tor-trisquel#comment-26792

Blogger Jack Amok May 27, 2018 3:00 AM  

And to think we thought Lucas was ruining the franchise....

Lucas may be a lot smarter than anyone thought.

LUCAS: I don't think I could have screwed up Star Wars any worse.
DISNEY: Here, hold my beer!
LUCAS: Oh, sure. Uh, gimme $4 Billion first.
DISNEY: It's under the couch cushions. Cowabunga!!!!

Blogger Alexandros May 27, 2018 3:25 AM  

Go back and watch the phantom menace and compare it to the new star wars movies: it's remarkable at how much better Phantom Menace stands up compared to the weird trash they put out now.

Blogger Robert May 27, 2018 3:37 AM  

I wasn't planning to see Solo, but a friend really wanted to see it. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by it. A solid film with very little offensive SJW content at all.

Spoilers:

The black woman I pegged as the "badass" female character dies in the first 20 minutes of the film. Glover's Lando is not a cool hero, but a preening, self-absorbed cheater who abandons our heroes when they need him. Solo's love interest does do some impossible physical attacks that impresses other characters, but she herself is impressed by Solo's "moves." Further, the girl betrays Solo in the end and is shown to be more concerned with power and money than Solo's love.

There's a whiff of SJW stuff at the end with the multi-cultural ragtag swoop riders who turn out to be early rebels, but it's pretty minor and subtle. The most obvious SJW character is Lando's droid, who seems like a feminist parody and wants to free all other droids from "enslavement." Her zeal is mostly treated as ridiculous and played for laughs. she too gets destroyed about half way through the film.

Meanwhile Han, a likeable, straight white male is the clear hero of the film. It wasn't perfect, but it felt like Star Wars and didn't feel like someone was shoving an agenda down my throat. I grudgingly went for my friend, but this is the first Star Wars film in a long time that I'd actually recommend seeing.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd May 27, 2018 3:53 AM  

That was a tragedy. He died as he lived, though, as a warrior.
His cause was just. That makes his death all the more tragic.

Blogger AdognamedOp May 27, 2018 4:18 AM  

OMG, niggas is shillin. Kray k Kennedy was commissioned to suck the masculinity out of the franch, and she did a helluva job.

Blogger tublecane May 27, 2018 5:10 AM  

@13- Speaking of which, I heard someone (maybe on this site) suggest they intentionally took a dive on this movie to justify the future full-retard "transvaluation of values" to come in future installments. Which I wouldn't put past them.

"You didn't like watching the once-heroic Luke Skywalker give up, die for nothing, and for the Jedi Order to be obliterated forever? Well, here's an old-fashioned, swashbuckling, manly antihero for ya...You don't like him, either? Then what were you complaining about? Next movie, everyone has pink hair and is gay!"

Blogger tublecane May 27, 2018 5:16 AM  

@6- I don't want to argue about whether there are subliminal messages, because I'm sure they are. And in the first movie at least the force is basically just New Age-y "believe in yourself." But I must quibble with the notion that all it required was effortlessly finding some magic button.

Okay, the entire Death Star did fall apart because one missile was stuck in one place. Which was silly. But it required a tremendous amount of effort to get there, many deaths and outside help. And it was explained tactically, because of the type of defense the empire set up.

Then, in the next movie everyone fails. Finally, in the third movie Luke has to nearly be electrocuted to death to achieve his goal.

Blogger JC May 27, 2018 5:17 AM  

I didn't see The Last Jedi in the cinemas but it was available on a plane flight I took last month. I watched it and it was even worse than the most scathing critics said it was. It didn't feel like a Star Wars movie at all. Even as a movie in its own right, it was utter trash.

Look, the only way to end this is just to not buy it. That includes seeing it just seeing them to criticise like cucks at National Review do. Don't give them money or your attention! At the very least while the movies are in the cinemas but preferably not at all. I would have loved the idea of a Solo movie just a few years ago and now I couldn't care less. I'm clearly not the only one and it is starting to bite.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener May 27, 2018 5:51 AM  

Then what were you complaining about? Next movie, everyone has pink hair and is gay!

Too predictable. The next Disney Wars will need to be a two hour long posthuman orgy heavily featuring droids and Wookies. The plot thickens when R2, the only sane entity remaining in the galaxy, attempts to dump the lot of them into a blast furnace...

Blogger Станислав Бартошевич May 27, 2018 6:02 AM  

To be honest, even beyond abysmal qualities of the films themselves, the very franchise development model Disney selected was unsustainable and likely to end in diminishing returns. With the release schedule of one movie per less than 12 months, and spinoff movies not being markedly different in quality from numbered episodes, Star Wars burnout was all but assured. Before you tell me of MCU, MCU built itself up gradually, by hooking viewers with effectively multiple franchises filmed to the same standard of quality, before they released their first crossover.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums May 27, 2018 6:06 AM  

I think Ethan Van Sciver summarized the Star Wars franchise very accurately: the original trilogy Lucas was a young man with a lot of faith, in the prequels Lucas lost his faith which is why he added a scientific explanation for The Force, and in the most recent films what we are seeing is one woman's inept opinions hidden underneath a multi-billion dollar franchise.

To the people who say Solo is adequate because it has very little SJW stuff (as if that's any sort of praise):
These movies are controlled and created by people who know what they are doing. They know the bottom line is that SJW shit don't sell so they know exactly what to do in order to make fans blind to it. Kathleen Kennedy was put in charge and she is a massive SJW. TFA was a success which is why she was allowed to fire the director and get some cuck-soy-boy to direct her vision of TLJ. That didn't go so well and the production for Solo was put under stricter control which resulted in firing of the directors AGAIN and replacing them with a top industry professional whose job was to clean the mess. Ron Howard had to reshoot 85% of the movie and do a ton of PR promo stuff in order to break even at this point.

Star Wars is the only franchise I can think of whose creators are actively trying to destroy it but whose behind the scenes money-men are actively trying to save it.

It will happen again. The makers will push for more SJW crap in the next one and if that won't work the executives will push for less, and if that will work the makers will push for more SJW rap on the next one and so on and so forth.

The Marvel movies are the same. The movies are very good compared to the and the comics have gone full SJW crazy. This is a very clever way of pushing the SJW agenda, you don't go for the movies directly, you change the source material and hope it will bleed out into the movies. It's the ol' switcharoo: you change the comic when nobody's watching (literally), then change the movies which everyone is watching, if the audience complains about the movies you have the "I'm just being true to the source material" alibi.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine May 27, 2018 6:20 AM  

What? You've got a better way to gather golden goose down for my pillow? Now be quiet while I use it to smother the goslings.

Blogger YIH May 27, 2018 6:31 AM  

Just like The Lost Jedi, Solo is getting monkey hammered in China. Opened to $120k (yes, k) US. Estimated to do $10m for the weekend. Maybe Disney was hoping this one would make up for TLJ's lackluster performance but that just ain't happening.

Blogger tz May 27, 2018 6:38 AM  

Lucas overmilked the cash cow.
Disney - SJWs - think you can get all the milk out be sending it to the slaughterhouse.

SJWs are addicts - even when they are skeletal, they have to have the hit of heroin or cocaine, or with food, that cheesecake.

Originally, it was adding the junk (as in junk food) - steamy sex scenes, even in shadows for PG-13, and at least two profanities, and often some kind of gratituous violence or something like a groin blow.

Those kinds of things Vid Angel was/is able to edit - you could watch The Martian without the bad language and nudity with your children.

But you can't fix fundamentally flawed films that are a two hour incoherent SJW sermonettes. The characters are boring when not outright annoying. What plot?

You can see the decay with SciFi, but even STTNG had redeeming moments when Earth values didn't work in other societies and there was the prime directive.

But eventually things become some kind of imaginary Venezuela with multiculturalism that just works.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len May 27, 2018 6:46 AM  

Notice how the "good guys" keep on beating the "bad guys"... They just use an unknown backdoor, fire into it, and that's it - Evil disappears.

Lucas was and is a hack writer with absolutely zero understanding of military matters (every battle scene in his films is worse than the previous one). The none-too-subtle message here is Lucas is lazy, not that overthrowing evil is easy.

I can't make a call on any of the latest ones, as I haven't seen them, and likely won't, but there is perhaps a better case there for an attempt in subliminal persuasion (from most objective reports, a dismal failure).

Solo is getting monkey hammered in China

What could possibly be the selling point in China for this film? Shoot, besides the desperate fan servicing aspect (also known as the wallet vacuum), what's the selling point in the US?

Blogger Timmy3 May 27, 2018 7:19 AM  

Calling Lando a pansexual is enough to keep me away. What are they thinking? There’s nothing fun about Star Wars at this stage. They’re just counting their money while acid washing the golden goose.

Blogger Avalanche May 27, 2018 7:40 AM  

@17 " R2, the only sane entity remaining in the galaxy, attempts to dump the lot of them into a blast furnace..."

Nah, nah, too happy an ending; not allowed. They won't do that. R2 will TRY to blast-melt the pervs all; but then a cute little R2 unit with ... the droid equivalent of boobs ... will wink and twitter at him; and he'll marry and settle down. After all, that's (allegedly) how (some faction of) the Middle East 'calmed down' some terrorists: they married 'em off.

(Wonder if "they" ever followed up to see if the CHILDREN of those arranged marriages turned terrorist or not?)

Blogger Robert What? May 27, 2018 7:45 AM  

Is this the one where Solo is a tranny?

Blogger marco moltisanti May 27, 2018 8:31 AM  

Happy to hear this because I'm still bitter that they didn't cast this guy as young Solo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba_wPdLxp4

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 27, 2018 8:37 AM  

My money is on the bet that says the SJW lay the blame on the "white male" lead and offer instead a black tranny who thinks big and wants to heal the galaxy at the very least.

Blogger YIH May 27, 2018 8:39 AM  

Cetera wrote:With any luck, Disney will double down, and do even worse with Ep 9. If it does poorly enough, with as much as they have sunk into it in purchase price, production, failed toys, and eventually failed parks, it might just crash Disney entirely.
Hasbro (they have the SW toy rights) is not happy. The toys ain't selling, even original trilogy ones aren't doing well anymore. I suspect it's one of the reasons Toys R Us is folding, they bet big on Star Wars exclusives and they're just sat on the shelves. Of course, that wasn't the only thing that killed 'em, but it was probably the straw that broke the camel's back.

Blogger Lovekraft May 27, 2018 9:16 AM  

@ 6 FN: yes, I often am left wondering, after the movie ends, what is going to happen five years down the road when the survivors have to develop their own power structure.

Case in point was the end of Thor: Ragnarok, and the beginning of Infinity War. Thor's group of multicult refugees off in space end up being slaughtered by Thanos (a metaphor for the African/Arab migrant invasion fleet being turned away by the non-Sorosians?). A message could be to the migrants: escaping one desolation doesn't mean the journey will end up in a New Eden.

Another interesting part of IW was when Thor took his shot at Thanos but didn't kill him, with Thanos telling Muscles 'you should have gone for the head!'. Some underlying message there, not in the least is perhaps a perverted acknowledgment of our current Arch-Demons jihadi throat-slitters.

Blogger FUBARwest May 27, 2018 9:37 AM  

"My money is on the bet that says the SJW lay the blame on the "white male" lead and offer instead a black tranny who thinks big and wants to heal the galaxy at the very least."

Bingo. And that is going to be underlined when everyone forgets how bad TLJ and sees whatever abomination episode 9 turns out to be because Solo wont be considered an awful movie, star wars or otherwise, in 6 months.

Blogger riffer73 May 27, 2018 9:42 AM  

Watched "The Last Jedi" yesterday. Thoroughly tedious.

Blogger A rebel without a General May 27, 2018 10:06 AM  

I left Star Wars when Disney threw out the canon

Blogger Brick Hardslab May 27, 2018 10:07 AM  

The lead looks nothing like Han the pansexual Lando idea is a dumpster fire and the ads entirely bored me.

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 27, 2018 10:09 AM  

Robert What? wrote:Is this the one where Solo is a tranny?

No, this is the one where Lando has sex with a toaster.

(*I wish I was kidding about that.*)

#R2ME2

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 27, 2018 10:20 AM  

Kathleen Kennedy was (on the strength of her association with Lucas and Spielberg) given control of an intellectual property she did not like.

So she set out to turn it into something she did like. Which is why she is acting like she invented Star Wars because in her mind she reinvented it.

Probably why she said she loved working with Rian Johnson so much. He felt the same way she did. He even put it right in the script, "No more Jedi. No more Sith. Let the past die... Kill it, if you have to."

That was the penultimate scene in The Last Jedi.

And it should have been a big red flag to any producer who wasn't on board with killing the entire franchise. But Cray-Cray K K couldn't have been happier with it. It expressed her views on Star Wars completely.

We'll see if she still has a job by the end of the week.

Blogger YIH May 27, 2018 10:29 AM  

The latest claim of the SJWs is China doesn't 'get' Star Wars. True, AFAIK, the original trilogy never officially screened in China, but the prequel trilogy did and was modestly successful. Not the mention the fact that there's got to be a bajillion subbed pirate copies of the original trilogy floating around on VCD. So between that and all the worldwide hype over the past 40 years, means maybe some dirt-poor rice farmer out in the Chinese boonies may be unaware of them but just about everyone else is.

Blogger S'mon May 27, 2018 10:32 AM  

Agree - early Star Wars was Dambusters plus superheroes. The hard efforts of the Rebels and their sacrifices in all three films are an important theme. This was not lost until the prequels.

Blogger JRH, esq. May 27, 2018 10:41 AM  

Once again proving that nothing knows what stirs the imaginations of 12-year-old boys like a room full of 40-something women.

Actually, I think the low box office numbers are a reaction to TLJ's poor quality. Fool me once...

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Creepy Joe Biden always asks for consent before changing your baby's diaper ) May 27, 2018 11:26 AM  

22. tz May 27, 2018 6:38 AM
Lucas overmilked the cash cow.


hah, no.

Lucas out-Jewed the Jews.

they let their greed get the better of themselves and decided that they could do better than that stupid goy, Lucas. and look how much money he has made! he's a billionaire. imagine how much could be made if one of the Hebrew master race controlled this!



this is really bringing out the schadenfreude. the fags over at ArsTech are actually admitting that they don't have a lot of enthusiasm for Soylo and that, maybe, TLJ wasn't so awesome ( even though they have a 15 page thread extolling how great TLJ really is ) ... and they're still trying to sell Soylo to each other.

https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1429483

"Not quite sure what I feel about this movie. It wasn't bad and it didn't really actively annoy me like TLJ did when watching it so that's good I guess."

Blogger Desdichado May 27, 2018 12:30 PM  

"Actually, I think the low box office numbers are a reaction to TLJ's poor quality. Fool me once..."

Agreed. It doesn't have anything to do with this movie which is actually pretty good. Not great, but good.

Blogger Starboard May 27, 2018 1:40 PM  

Jordan Peterson: What if it was nothing but our self-deceit, our cowardice, hatred and fear, that pollutes our experience and turns the world into hell?

Yoda: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Blogger Dirk Manly May 27, 2018 8:58 PM  

@40 Bob Kek Mando

Ugh... I haven't even been able to read Ars Technica for 10 years now. What's your trick to keep from wanting to gouge your eyes out?

Blogger Dirk Manly May 27, 2018 9:01 PM  

@39

"Actually, I think the low box office numbers are a reaction to TLJ's poor quality. Fool me once..."

Yes.

I've always questioned the "such and such episode of a TV series was good because it had outstanding ratings!"

No, you morons... if an episode of a relatively new show has outstanding ratings, that's because the PREVIOUS episode was so good, that people talked it up at work so much that by the next episode (the one where everybody tuned in), everyone wanted to see what all the fuss was about!

How an entire industry can so thoroughly misunderstand their own customer feedback data is beyond me.

Blogger Dirk Manly May 27, 2018 9:03 PM  

@42

"Jordan Peterson: What if it was nothing but our self-deceit, our cowardice, hatred and fear, that pollutes our experience and turns the world into hell?

Yoda: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Indeed, it is telling that Jordan Peterson's philosophy is bested by a literal muppet.

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