A billion dollar Star Wars theme park expansion being ridiculed as a "flop" by the media. A steep decline in Star Wars merchandise sales that even toy manufacturer Hasbro seemingly blames Disney for. The last theatrical Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, bombing at the box office. And a vocal fanbase that feels…
I am actually fairly progressive, but agree with most of what you wrote here. There are too many pretentious writers and journalists who want to be doing something more with their lives and careers and so they convince themselves that they are actually fighting important sociological battles when they are writing or reporting on entertainment.
Great article. Marvel Phase 4 is how Disney loses it’s most valuable franchise. Avatar will be next after James Cameron’s new Avatar trilogy. Disney will inject SJW, diversity, and other PC politics into the mix.
Star Wars isn't "just another" sci-fi franchise. It's THE swashbuckling adventure, epic sci-fi franchise. There isn't another one. Nobody out there is trying to make a franchise like it. It's not the "sciencey" sci-fi niche that Star Trek occupies. It's not the man vs. monster franchise that Alien is. It's really a fantasy or fairy tale. It's King Arthur in SPACE. There's not even any video game franchises that really occupy that space.