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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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Donald Trump Quits ‘Dismal’ Screen Actor’s Guild Following Threats: ‘You Have Done Nothing for Me’

Trump blasted this ineffective union before quitting.

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Former president Donald Trump has issued a letter to the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) resigning from the union effective immediately after the SAG announced they were considering expulsion.

“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” Trump wrote in the letter addressed to SAG president Gabrielle Carteris.

“While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice – just to name a few!” he continued.

“I’ve also greatly helped the cable television news business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others,” Trump added.

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This is when Trump started maligning the SAG by pointing out their miserable record as a union, which is being sued by its own membership for failing to provide adequate healthcare benefits.

He wrote: “Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me – besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas – as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?'”

“These, however, are policy failures. Your disciplinary failures are even more egregious. I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation,” Trump added.

The full letter can be seen here:

Big League Politics has reported on the film industry’s shame over having promoted Trump for so many years, helping Trump build the notoriety among the American public that allowed him to become the 45th president:

The West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously on a resolution to remove President Donald J. Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday.

“West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Duran on Twitter.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will have to approve Trump’s star removal for it to be officially bar.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk,” said Leron Gubler, the Chamber’s president and CEO.

Among the stars that will certainly not be removed from Walk of Fame are those belonging to accused pedophile Kevin Spacey, and convicted rapist Bill Cosby.

Apparently, as long as one apologizes, Hollywood has no problem with alleged pedophilia.

Trump couldn’t have become president, changed the country forevermore, and exposed the Left’s treacherous agenda in the eyes of tens of millions of Americans without the help of the entertainment industry. They have now outlived their usefulness, but the ironic role they have played in promoting America’s revival will not be forgotten.

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