Our reactions to Star Wars links from around the web in the last week.
Box Office: ‘Solo’ Failure And ‘Last Jedi’ Backlash Won’t Hurt ‘Star Wars IX’: Seriously why would it? Especially in Solo’s case. It’s box office “failure” is more of a planning failure. The film is a good film; they just took a chance on new vision and they didn’t like it. Once they made the mistake, they did the right thing and gave the new guy space and money to make the film he envisioned. I think this is this is Disney’s boldest decision yet and will payoff greatly in the future. As far as the backlash, those people won’t go, but most people don’t really know about the backlash. The backlash is only really from people who obsess over Star Wars. People like my mom, who wasn’t a huge fan of The Last Jedi, will see Episode XI, and there are a lot more people like her. This is hard for people who are both anti and pro The Last Jedi in the Star Wars fan community to understand. We are the minority of people who watch Star Wars films.
Adam Driver Was Somehow Incredibly Surprised That ‘Star Wars’ Made Him Much More Famous: The subtitle of this article states “Who’d have thought being the chief bad guy in a globe-swallowing franchise would raise your profile.” That’s snarky for no reason. Actually, its refreshing to read that he didn’t think he would be recognized that much. The article in which this comes from is much more in depth.
We don’t post spoiler articles, so that’s it for this week!