December 02, 2016

“‘Rogue One’ is going to flop”: How political correctness ruined “Star Wars”

Gavin McInnesArchive

There's something wrong with any grown man who cares too much about "Star Wars," but give me a break: I have kids, so I have to watch this stuff.


Dear Hollywood: Please stop shoving social justice "homework" into movies and TV. 

The forced diversity in every new show and film is just fake.

Women don't fantasize about being "badass," and casting token black guys is just embarrassing.

I predicted the all-female "Ghostbusters" would fail and I was right. So I also predict that the new "Star Wars" movie "Rogue One" will bomb for the same reason.

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commented 2016-12-12 22:14:41 -0500
How did Ghostbusters fail, exactly? They made 230 million dollars on a 144 million dollar budget, which sounds like a resounding success for a niche film.
commented 2016-12-07 18:25:12 -0500
No idea what Krissy Thomas is about but White Men are still the equal first biggest demographic (along with white women obviously) in every Western Country from the US to Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Finland, France etc. Being pissed off with Diversity isn’t wrong. Infact yes Star Wars fans are mostly white males between 12 and 50, google it for yourself Krissy, white men are the biggest demographic in Star Wars fandom in most of the richest countries worldwide. Gavin isn’t wrong on this despite me being a pretty anti religion atheist I agree with him on most things. I will reiterate this, white men are Star Wars’s MAIN demographic so yes by default one of the leads should be a WHITE MALE to satisfy well over 60% of the fanbase worldwide!
commented 2016-12-06 23:23:53 -0500
Is this guy for real? Strange how the Rebel prides itself with defending women when it comes to Islam, yet this sexist shit is tolerated by them. Hey Gavin, plenty of girls want to be the hero for once instead of the helpless princess they were brainwashed to be by pigs like you, and MRA assholes can just go suck it. Speaking of which, why are people on this site always bitching about feminism, yet it’s ok to spew this sexist MRA bullshit? Hypocritical much? Hateful MRAs are no different than hateful feminists, and neither one are supported by any logical or SANE person. It’s far right bigots like this Gavin tool that stop fiscally Conservative supporters like myself from supporting the Conservative party fully. This is why Conservatives are all lumped together as bigots, because the most vocal of them still live in an old-fashioned LaLa land which is very similar to the irrational aggression of the social justice warriors you constantly whine about. If far right idiots like Gavin would be able to evolve their social views, then I can guarantee that the Conservative party would gain support in huge numbers. This site will never be completely successful hosting assholes like this spewing blatant sexist and racist garbage. No wonder so many people think the Conservative party is full of angry white males throwing a tantrum because they now are expected to share the world with non-white men and women of all races. It should have been that way from the start, but luckily the bigots are dying off. Hopefully they take all the Christian and Muslim fanatics with them.

As for this movie flopping, if MRAs weren’t able to stop The Force Awakens from being hugely successful, they won’t stop Rogue One either. You don’t seem to understand that men like you are a very tiny minority in educated and first world countries. Most white men are fine with what you call diversity, (even though women and non-white men outnumber white men by far). Movies starring members of a majority demographic is not about diversity, it’s about inclusion, and it’s long overdue. Stop being so triggered by people who aren’t a combination of white, male, and I’m guessing heterosexual. Idiots like you are only giving all white men a bad name, and keeping the Conservative party from the support base it could easily get if it would just drop the far right agenda of trying to control other people’s personal lives based on only the biology and skin colour they happened to be born with.
commented 2016-12-04 16:46:55 -0500
If by flop you mean it will make 500 million to 1 billion dollars worldwide, then yes – it’s going to flop hard.
commented 2016-12-04 04:05:43 -0500
And just wait for the doom and gloom atmosphere at next year’s Academy Awards…. Americans are tired of being lectured to by by Hollywood crowd… I also expect that by this time next year a lot of politically correct TV shows now being pushed, are going to be sucking thin air for audience ratings…
commented 2016-12-03 14:58:46 -0500
Ghostbusters failed for one big reason… none of the real first people were on the show. Duh.
Rogue one will be fine as it’s meant not to have any and is a battle show of pilots, and the same people who watch Star Wars rebel cartoon will watch this big time.
commented 2016-12-03 08:12:07 -0500
commented 2016-12-03 08:11:43 -0500
commented 2016-12-03 07:57:40 -0500
Im only going by personal experience here, but I know for a fact that the last Star Wars movie bombed big time where I live – in a highly multicultural area. The toys are still lying around the discount stores. I pre bought tickets 3 days ahead of time … the theatre staff barely new about the movie and had to look into their system/do extra checking to find it. We saw it the second day it came out – a matinee on a Saturday. There were 8 other people in the theatre. It may as well have been a rescreening of Bambi.
I don’t think the movie will bomb. Disney does not seem to be making the same mistakes as Sony. As far as I know, no one has gone on record to tell white males that if they don’t see the movie they’re loser basement dwelling sexist – racists. If you check the commercial, there actually appears to be a couple of brown bad guys in full imperial garb. That being said, I’m one of the Star Wars guys/adults Gavin has issues with, and I still don’t own a copy of the force awakens. Neither does my son. He doesn’t give a shit about the movie. Politics should be private. But in 2016 this is a pipe dream. As always, vote with your $. If Disney continues to portray white men as a phantom menace, they’ll lose that portion of their profits. Yet I suspect all the pandering to the Chinese market is going to “pay off” speak.
commented 2016-12-03 01:35:52 -0500
Ron Joseph; John Wayne will be black. Maybe trans, and he’ll shoot nerf balls.
commented 2016-12-03 00:16:27 -0500
When the Cowboy and Indian movies come back, will half the Calvary prancing behind the new John Wayne, be women? Will the Indians be frightened or will half the Braves also be female?
commented 2016-12-02 21:59:28 -0500
You’re on to something there, Gavin. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is going to flop too, as Rowling is now shilling for LGBT. Sad to see the Harry Potter franchise in the toilet, as the original books were great. And Dumbledore certainly was NOT gay.
commented 2016-12-02 21:35:33 -0500
It’ll do about as well as Ghost busters 3

Gavin, give the progs their fantasies, it’s all they’ve got.
commented 2016-12-02 21:02:46 -0500
Gavin i get what you are saying , but the science fiction aspect will still make it worth watching while ignoring any SJW hogwash.
commented 2016-12-02 16:37:37 -0500
Gavin your right!!! When I watch a military show it any TV show it’s nothing but racial quotas.. That superhero TV shows on CW network is a classic example.. I never realized blonde’s wearing tight leather, and no muscle mass in their arms can kick ass!!!
commented 2016-12-02 16:11:54 -0500
Even if it’s a steaming turd like The Phantom Menance, it’s still going to make several hundred million dollars in the global box office simply because it’s part of the Star Wars franchise.
commented 2016-12-02 15:31:56 -0500
“this is what hackers look like.” LOL
commented 2016-12-02 14:24:28 -0500
Gavin thank you for the education, while watching I came to realise why I no longer go to movies and watch TV political corrective has taken all the joy out of living.

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