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Woke ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Lagging at Box Office

Viewers may simply be tired of the once-storied but endlessly commercialized film franchise.

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Initial box office figures from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ suggest the third installment in the legacy franchise’s sequel trilogy is primed for a disappointing run in theaters.

Rise of Skywalker lagged well behind its two predecessors in the sequel trilogy, ‘The Last Jedi‘ and ‘The Force Awakens.’ The film brought in $48 million on Saturday a day after its theater release, paling in comparison to figures of the previous two films. The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens brought in $64 and $68 million respectively.

The film is slated to underperform industry projections of its net box office take, bringing in $14 million less than the $193 million Disney projected it would bring in over its opening weekend.

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The movie will still prove to be incredibly profitable and will easily recoup its $300 million budget, probably ensuring the franchise’s corporate masters will continue to churn out a near-endless stream of Star Wars content. But the lackluster opening suggests audiences may be tiring of what some perceive as Disney’s hyper-monetization of the franchise.

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The film has been met with mediocre reviews, with many critics and Star Wars fans panning what they see as a lack a creativity. The film’s less-than-remarkable release all but ensures the franchise’s controversial sequel trilogy will be mostly forgotten within years, lacking the widespread appeal of George Lucas’ original trilogy and the similarly divisive prequel trilogy.

An actor from the spinoff TV show ‘The Mandalorian’ made waves by openly criticizing the film, surprising some to see a Star Wars actor bashing a Star Wars movie.

If ‘Rise of Skywalker’ has anything of value to offer to viewers, perhaps it’s insight for fans who need to realize that they should stake their personal identity on something more than an outer space film franchise.

 

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‘Ghostbusters’ Director Blames Hillary Clinton’s Unpopularity for Failure of All-Female Franchise Reboot

Maybe your movie just stunk, dude.

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Nearly four years later, the all-female reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’ is now remembered as one of the worst atrocities in the history of cinema, and director Paul Feig is blaming anti-Hillary Clinton backlash for its failure.

“I think some really brilliant author … needs to write a book about 2016 and how intertwined we were with Hillary [Clinton] and the anti-Hillary movement,” Feig said while appearing on SiriusXM radio last week.

“Everyone was at a boiling point. I don’t know if it was having an African American president for eight years that teed them up, they were just ready to explode,” he added.

Feig is desperate to make excuses for his movie’s failure, rather than take personal responsibility for creating one of the worst movies in film history.

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“It’s crazy how people got nuts about women trying to be in power or be in positions they weren’t normally in,” Feig said. “It was an ugly, ugly year.”

The fake news media has been pushing the line that sexism doomed the movie since its historic failure at the box office during its summer 2016 release. However, ‘Ghostbusters’ creator Ivan Reitman believes that it was nostalgia that caused the backlash, not sexism. Viewers did not want to watch a ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot that was seemingly blasphemous to the original.

“I think there’s way too much talk about gender [when it comes to this film],” Reitman said during an interview with Mashable. “I think that many of the people who were complaining were actually lovers of the [original] movie, not haters of women.”

Feig refuses to admit that his creation was so horrendous and even hopes to release a grueling 3.5 hour directors’ cut of the flick despite the fact that nobody wants to see it.

Because the movie was such a massive bomb, the cast has been scrapped and replaced with a new cast for the upcoming re-boot “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” The initial trailer was released last year to rave reviews.

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Actress Leslie Jones, who starred in the failed all-female reboot, whined about the new movie that is set for theaters in 2021 for completely sweeping her movie under the rug. Similar to her director, she blamed Trump because everyone hated her awful movie.

Feig and Jones, in true liberal fashion, have refused to own up to their own failures. They will continue to create scapegoats instead of admitting the obvious about their horrendous movie that failed spectacularly in its feminist agenda of female empowerment.

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