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How do you know woke ‘Star Wars’ is a failure? When social justice warriors start blaming ‘Russian bots’

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26.12.2019

The latest – and perhaps the last – installment in the saga, ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ premiered the weekend before Christmas. While the box office receipts have reportedly been anemic, Rotten Tomatoes review averages show that the audience liked it as much as 2015’s ‘The Force Awakens.’ By contrast, critics hated it – almost as much as moviegoers hated 2017’s ‘The Last Jedi,’ which was beloved by critics and activists alike.

That clearly cannot stand, according to one Annalee Newitz, whose tirade about ‘Star Wars’ was published in the New York Times on Christmas eve. The best she can say about ‘Skywalker’ is that it’s the Joe Biden of ‘Star Wars’ movies, managing to “deliver a few liberal-sounding messages,” while the previous two movies were like Barack Obama, and “gave fans truly diverse casts and grappled in a relatively nuanced way with the class and race conflicts that have hovered at the margins of every ‘Star Wars’ story.”

Then she pulls the trump card – or rather, a Hillary: a “recent study” (sic), says Newitz, showed that “over 50 percent” of anger directed at director of ‘The Last Jedi’........

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