Lol At This Campaign To Remake The Last Jedi
This is so odd, so excuse us for only having the reaction of "lol", but there's now an effort to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The dirty background info is that when Last Jedi was released it angered "fans" of the franchise for many different reasons but most of which boil down to challenging masculinity.
A fan-edit of the film made its way to reddit called "The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit (aka The Chauvinist Cut)". The cut removed any scenes in which women undermined a man, describing itself as "Basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz powah and other silly stuff". It ended up being 46 minutes long.
Now there's a new campaign to remake The Last Jedi, which claims "the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned".
"The goal is not to make one half of the fandom happy over the other," the campaign's website reads, "it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys".
"The hero archetype's of the original films is what made these so great, it made characters that everyone could relate to regardless of their background and beliefs. No longer having this core element along with poor storytelling, has made the franchise divisive and in disarray."
The site also features a short video featuring Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's head superimposed onto the character Rey, handing a "REMAKE" script to George Lucas. It's iconic filmmaking at its best.
Believing that the original Star Wars films were successful because women were submissive and everyone in space was either white or a huge slug is honestly just embarrassing, but enough editorialising! Back to hard facts!
According to the website more than $45,000,000 has been pledged, but that also is meaningless considering when you go through the site you don't actually have to donate, it just asks for your nominated amount and an email address.
It's like telling your co-worker you owe them a coffee before you leave for a long weekend.
The project has been bolstered by the news that the franchise's spin-offs have been put on hold after Solo: A Star Wars Story's tepid box office takings.
Rian Johnson, Seth Rogan and other notable names have tweeted about the project after it went viral this week.
The irrelevant minority of basement dwellers who are just keyboard cowboys (their words, not ours!) have also launched several other honourable campaigns, like bullying actress Kelly Marie Tran off social media.
Good luck to this group who apparently want to Make Space Great Again.
Featured image: Lucasfilms / Twitter @RMTheLastJedi.