Wow! It has been a while since I've posted anything lately. If you don't follow me on social media, then I'll update everyone on another post regarding everything that has happened the past few months. You can find that post here.
Any who, even with my hectic schedule, I did manage to catch the new Star Wars movie. I did a little rant and rave about it on my social media, but I figured I'd come here to get my frustrations out. A little time has passed and I feel it may be a good time to give the movie a second go. Yes, you read that right- I only watched it ONCE!!! I was that pissed off with the movie. It wasn't because the movie lacked visually or I didn't actually enjoy it, but the moment the title sequence scrolled across the screen, I KNEW something was wrong!!!
Let's get straight to the point,I DID NOT spend any time on forums preceding the movie. I didn't want any spoilers, so the moment I seen Leia Organa on the title sequence, I instantly was confused. Don't they mean Leia Organa-Solo? What the fuck has happened? It seems if I would have been paying attention I would have known that Disney decided what was and was NOT canon in the Star Wars Universe. This may seem like a trivial thing to be pissed off about when it comes to the new movie, but I consider myself a pretty decent EU fan. I've spent years reading books, falling in love with characters and arguing theories and canon with other EU fans.
To be completely honest, I planned on naming my (one day) son Jacen Anakin Solo (or something along those lines) go ahead laugh at me now, but you can see why I would be genuinely upset with this movie, especially if I would name my kid something like that, right?
I was so very confused with the Kylo Ren story. The entire movie I was talking to myself, throwing random Pffftttsss and What the Fucks around. Who THE FUCK is KYLO REN? Is this supposed to be Jacen Solo? Did they just change his name? NOPE, they just ERASED HIM COMPLETELY.
With all that being said, there was so much material for them to use and work with...pre-existing material that was AMAZING- the entire world I know is now turned upside down. I have no idea where to start-what's part of the starwars universe anymore.
Just FUCK--- I know its a long rant and most of you will probably not give two shits that I'm butthurt about something so stupid, but on the otherhand I KNOW theres 1 or 2 of my followers who loved EU as much as I did and were left confused after seeing the movie too. There are always naysayers when new StarWars movies come out- I remember it in the 90's and I thought those guys were dicks too. (btw Episode 1 in theaters was my introduction to StarWars-so I didnt know any better) Maybe this bullshit they have pumped out will give birth to the next fandom.... but for the time being.... I may need a few more weeks to let this all sink in and get over it. BTW pardon all the memes, sometimes it helps me convey my frustrations with a little humor, atleast I know I'm not alone in the world when it comes to this shit.
Until next time-
LL&P- Ava Jade