Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Star Bore: Pogue One

A Strong Argument For Bootlegging

There has been constant onslaught of people heaping praise on the latest Star Wars movie. It’s better than the Christmas Special, but at least that one had more Boba Fett. They make a big deal about the diversity of the cast, like that’s something special in a universe populated by aliens. How about put in good actors regardless of race! There were some enjoyable elements, but compared to the hype of the movie, it fell short. Still, a body of work should be judged by its merits: visuals, scoring, story and characters. I won’t go into all of the plot details because we know what happens ultimately, but there might be some spoilers if you’re bothered by that.

If you’re looking for a well thought out movie with dynamic characters, great dialogue, a gripping story and well used fan service, go see Creed. If you’re looking for a fun, action packed movie with fun characters, witty one liners and fan service, go see the Expendables. If you’re looking for Storm Troopers, a Death Star, X-wings and TIE fighters, then go see Rogue One. The director, Gareth Edwards does know how to put together some decent action scenes and we’re not seeing the insufferable lens flare that we’re used to with J.J. Abrahms. The visuals of the movie were largely good, but the special effects people should have tried harder on resurrecting Peter Cushing and de-aging Carrie Fisher. It’s obvious and distracting. Darth Vader did not look good. There are better fan costumes. On top of that, the scoring was lackluster and it is obvious it’s not a John Williams original.

The overall concept for Rogue One is good. We know that the Rebels got their hands on the plans for the Death Star, but unless you read through the novels, you had no idea how they did. Of course, with Disney at the helm, even if you read through the novels you have no idea how they did because they said fuck all to the expanded universe. Rogue One promised to show us how they got the plans and it was promoted as having a great heist with a brave assault as cover. It failed to deliver on the first part, but the assault was decent. Really, the writers should have stuck to one or the other but they weren’t up to the task of either. One of the things that failed the movie for the hardcore fans is actually all of the fan service. Every element they had to put in was less time they had to actually tell a good story. It was a shallow façade to try and force drama points. There was no real drama in the entire movie and it was sprinkled with so many clichés it is clear that the writers are hacks. George Lucas is not the best writer around, but his scripts were far superior to the current crop of Star Wars movies.

The script was uninspired and really seemed like bad fan fiction from the worst Star Wars fan ever. I have seen better fan films with better dialogue than what they put out. The plot should be simple. After many delays, the Death Star is about to become operational and it will be an existential threat to the freedom loving Rebels, so the plans for it must be obtained at all costs. They know of a scientist that would have access to those plans and they know of someone they could use to leverage him to get the plans. Simple, but they got away from that simple concept and ran around directionless throughout most of the movie. Yes, we know that the Death Star is something to be feared, but you don’t really get that sense from the characters. Once it is test fired, they still don’t do anything to really make it seem visceral and real. I’m not expecting a great disturbance in the Force, but something more to show that the characters thought, “oh shit.”

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The movie was mostly boring with a few sprinklings of fun scenes, but nothing really builds. On top of that, anyone that’s well versed in Star Wars will notice some inconsistencies. That’s fine, if it’s a stand-alone film, but since it is part of established movies, it has to fit into them. Some of them are minor details like C3-PO and R2 being on the rebel base and not in the command ship during the Rebel Assault.  Others are a bit more glaring like when the ship escapes at the end, only to have Leia declare she’s just on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan at the opening of Episode IV. The most annoying inconsistency was Darth Vader. We know that the writers are beta cucks that have no idea about how to make tough characters, but they make Vader seem like a very different character in his dialogue with Krennic (Ben Mendlesohn), the main villain of the film. Vader is arrogant, physically intimidating, and doesn’t suffer fools well. Making Vader use puns seems Forced! Unlike Chris Weitz, I don’t have to explain that joke to the audience because I’m not writing for Hillary supporters.

The writing was so bad, what should be good, interesting characters in a dynamic world in a high stakes situation are instead boring characters that no one gives a shit about. The only characters that are likable are the gimmick characters. K2SO (Alan Tudyk) is the comic relief and the best droid in the series.  Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) plays the stereotypical blind Asian martial arts master, but sometimes stereotypes work. However, after the initial offering we saw in the trailer, he really doesn’t do much else cool. Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) was fun too, but was really a wasted character. The only reason to have either of them was to get the movie into China.

I know some people thought they’d make Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) a Mary Sue, but they at least didn’t fall into that trap like they did with Rey in Force Awakens. She is a weak character with no strengths to speak of. She doesn’t have any special skill, moral strength, leadership abilities, charm, and no development in the entire script even though she’s the main character! Her journey as a reluctant hero is unbelievable. Compared to her character, the Force, light sabers and no one killing Jar Jar seem entirely reasonable.

Jyn’s main foil was Captain Cassian (Diego Luna), who was not up to the task. He did not provide any real contrast to Jyn or push her to develop in any way. Conflicted assassin turns hero should be cool. He wasn’t. The only great thing about him was that he brought along K2SO. The character concept was good, but like everything else in the movie it fell short.  The rest of the cast was entirely forgettable. They added nothing of substance and were just along for the ride. What they could have done is do a better job highlighting that these people are not the best of the best, no heroes are coming, but there is no choice but to go with the Rebels you have, and not the Rebels you wish you had.

The last part of the film is the only interesting part. The first 3 quarters of the movie could have been condensed to give more time for the heist and diversionary strike.  When it becomes time for the Rebels to act, do they jump at what could be their last chance? No, they bicker, squabble, and can’t reach a consensus. Jyn and her crew resolve to go and a few doers go with her. They follow her just because she has an inkling of a plan. That’s good! A good plan executed vigorously now is better than a perfect plan executed later, or in the Rebel’s case, doing nothing.  If I was still giving classes on offensive doctrine, I could see myself using a clip from here as an attention getter to highlight that point. Of course, Monty Python will always be used to demonstrate deductive reasoning.

The ragtag group gets into the Imperial base and split up to do their parts. The assault team kicks it off, and uses disinformation to keep the enemy confused to draw the enemy away from the real objective. Then the main Rebel force finds out what the raid force is doing through unexplained plot device and blue Admiral Ackbar gets an entire fleet moving to support a small element in contact. I know what it takes to move a large element, and then there is the transit time through hyperspace and other things to consider. As far as realism goes, Jyn Erso is a well-developed character played expertly by Felicity Jones and surrounded by a stellar cast that was in no way diversity hires picked to virtue signal progressives of pallor, race hustlers, or get into the lucrative Chinese film market. But ignoring that, it’s better than the rest of the Rebels sitting around with their thumbs up their asses and could be forgiven. Just like how every movie sniper has to copy Gunny Hathcock, it seems every major battle scene now has to copy Leeroy Jenkins. At least when Game of Thrones did it, Jon Snow’s back up was ready for battle and there was only one Rickon Stark.

Still, the assault was visually stunning and even with the clichéd and tired tropes, unlikely requirements and recycled footage; it was still the best part of the movie. Vader’s boarding action was fun fan service and at least they showed that Vader doesn’t run, you run from Vader. If you watch the movie and were a fan of Star Wars, you’ll find that the movie really doesn’t stick with you. The only selling point for the movie is nostalgia, not the characters, except K2SO, the only competent droid in the universe. If you must see the movie, bootleg it. Honest criminals deserve the ad revenue more than Hollywood pedos.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Social Justice League

Wymin Are Strong!

                It used to be that girls just wanted to have fun, but now it seems that they just want to ruin the fun for everyone else. It used to be that if a woman didn’t want you to have fun, she’d marry you. But in today’s 4th wave feminist world, they don’t even have to do that. And it’s not just girls; it’s the cucks that support them. Way to fuck up the bro code, cunts. It’s getting to the point that everything that is supposed to be fun, like super hero shows, Star Wars, and anything else, is now yet another platform to be hit over the head about how we’re all racists and sexists.

This is clearly the message in the CW Arrowverse, where they hammer it home in basically every episode.  They make the men moronic, and the women are strong and in charge. Got it, you don’t need to spend an entire season on the same theme over and fucking over.  A man wouldn't need Mjolnir to drive that point home. We get it, White Canary is a League of Assassins trained badass, that apparently can be thrown around like a ragdoll by a huge 300lbs man and still get up to kick his ass. Thea Queen can stop a strong swing of a sword one handed and kill illusory Death Stroke that was kicking the ass of Green Arrow and Spartan.  Time travel, super speed, and inter-dimensional travel seem far more plausible.

                In the end, it’s about making good stories.  The CW has to make everything racially diverse with the requisite number of token gay people. They made Obsidian gay in one episode of Legends of Tomorrow because... Don't know, there really was no point at all, other than getting SJW points. Why not just make good characters instead and not worry about gender or racial politics? Because the left can’t leave shit alone!  They can make Captain Cold, played by Wentworth Miller, more interesting than the gimmick character he is in the comic books, but at the same time make Jonah Hex less interesting because they need to make a feminist point. That’s the problem with feminism – it can only empower women by degrading men. I guess that means men are inherently superior.

                Right when I was finishing up getting enraged at the idiocy of the last few episodes of the CW shows, I see again that the idiot writers of Rogue One are back on Twatter with their safety pins and comparing the election of Trump to the Empire. The Empire is an all-white organization, like the staff at Salon.com, and the Rebel Alliance is a multi-racial organization led by a woman. Well, great leadership there toots.  How many Bothans had to die to show the evil Empire that wimyn are strong? I’m sure Alderaan was proud they had a strong wumin in charge of taking out the Death Star when it was targeted for destruction. You can blow up the planet, but not that moral high ground!  And in the end, it was a sister-kissing hick from a backwater planet with minimal training and waving his glowing rod around that took out the Death Star. But let's evaluate their work based off of their values. Queen Amidala, Princess Leia, Mon Mothma, Jyn Erso and Rey are all cis-het white women, so obviously the Rebel Alliance isn’t progressive enough to be led by a trans-person of color. Captain Phasma got shiny new armor and everyone commented on her looks. The writers made her fucking worthless and had her dominated by an old white dude and a young black man. Obviously it's because of internalized misogyny and racism.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fake News Dominates Real News Cycle

The Narrative Continues!

As we head into Thanksgiving, we continue to be bombarded by news about “fake news” and more accusations about how we’re all Nazis and racists.  The Ctrl-Left is still triggered about the election and are doing everything they can to delegitimize President-Elect Trump and his incoming administration before he’s even sworn in.  After much soul searching, they have decided that their strategy of a long, deliberate and painful walk to idiocy should instead be replaced by a rush to stupidity. They have labeled the amorphous Alt-Right (or Alt-Reich as some call it) as a bunch of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists.  So they continue using the exact same tactics that cost them the election this time around.

                The thing the media and the elite still want to be able to do is influence. If you look at who they are criticizing, they are not criticizing the establishment people that Trump is meeting with.  Instead, they are attacking the outsiders.  That’s how Steve Bannon becomes an anti-Semite, while Reince Priebus is a good pick for his connections in DC. Jeff Sessions becomes a racist, but they suddenly have no problem with Nikki Haley.  And it’s also why 47% of people no longer find Mitt Romney’s binders full of women offensive.  The Ctrl-Left has been beaten by the Alt-Right, so now they’re trying to tarnish this movement that no one could really define by finding a few bad apples to brand the group.  We are still constantly bombarded about how this movement is a racist movement. Some people have fallen for it, and you can some of the Alt-Right are now calling themselves the New-Right.

                We do not need to go on the defensive, because that has never worked in the past. We shitposted and memed our way to victory in the Great Meme War, and we don’t need to let up. My professor once told me, “There are no contradictions in a terrorist drinking a Coke, listening to Michael Jackson and getting paid in dollars to kill Americans.” Same thing goes for the Ctrl-Left using their 1st Amendment rights and influence to get people in power to suppress others’ 1st Amendment rights and influence. The ends justify the means to get to their ultimate objective – domination over all who oppose them. The left was doing that with government, but with the election of Trump, they are taking a different path – using corporate! Don’t worry, because the leftists that have worshipped at the altar of government and scoffed at the private sector will not see the irony of turning to the private sector to solve their “problem.”  A generation that learned the definition of ironic from a Canadian pop star is irony impaired. Isn’t that ironic?

                They are trying hard to regain control of the narrative.  It wasn’t enough just call us racist, sexist, homophobic, and Nazis.  They know there is alt-media out there that will counter them on every point, and that trust in the Main Stream Media is at an all-time low, so that is why they are attacking “fake news,” while also continuing their same idiotic talking points. Keep in mind that they were going to do this anyways with government, but they had bullshitted themselves into thinking they’d control both chambers of Congress and the presidency. They would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for us rascally deplorables! So now they need their corporate backers to bail them out again. Google and Facebook have jumped on the fake news craze because we obviously can’t figure out the difference between parody sites like everydayfeminism.com and the Huffington Post and real news sites like the Washington Post.  Oh wait, none of those made it to the fake news list! We should let them continue doing the same things and continue to grow the alt-media.  Twitter is tanking. Google and Facebook will start to lose out too, but they’re not concerned right now because they don’t mind losing a bit of profit to regain the narrative. Might as well make it painful for them and subvert their attempts at control. We’ve done it before!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trump Team Asks Questions, and That's Bad?

Since When Does Trump Not Know How To Play Golf?

                Noted intellectual, Mr. Rachel Maddow, now has another story out. This time, it’s about how Trump isn’t prepared for his first day of office. He applied for a difficult job that he had no clue about. Anonymous sources, which are all they have, say that the Trump team did not know that they needed to hire people to fill the West Wing, something someone with experience and a list approved by Wall Street would have already had!

                Missing in this narrative is that Obama, with his inexperience in everything, was emaculated into the presidency and had zero clue what he was supposed to do for the last eight years. That’s just one reason why he was a failure, and he even had insiders with him! But the Trump team goes in and apparently Jared Kushner asks a few questions to take stock of the situation - something people are supposed to do - and that's somehow bad?  How would it look if a detective comes on the scene and asks no questions of the people there? Just a murder, no need to ask anyone anything. What if a commander takes over the area of operations he was at in his last rotation and brings an experienced unit with him? No need to ask any questions, right?

                But Sally also had to imply that Trump seemed out of his depth because he said he was looking forward to meeting with Obama a few more times. Remember when G. W. Bush took over from Bill Clinton, and the transition was delayed because of the recounts? Bush was bringing in an experienced team, and he still had to conduct turnover! Him not doing any turnover for weeks led to some rough spots, but it did give Hillary time to steal drapes. Suddenly they're aware that being president entails more than hanging around celebrities and golfing. 

                Stories like this are supposed to fill us with buyer’s remorse because we didn’t go with the resume. Seriously, look at the comments on these stories. Apparently being the First Lady of Arkansas and then the US is supposed to be equal to being the governor and President. If having sex with someone magically transfers their knowledge and experience to them, why the fuck didn’t they run Monica Lewinsky? Monica at least spent more time in the Oval Office. They also bring up her experience as a Senator and as Secretary of State. She was shit in both of those jobs, so why does she deserve a promotion?  Oh yes, because vagina. Expect more of this bullshit every day. We were not convinced by their arrogance, condescension, and general idiocy, so they are going to try and convince us now with arrogance, condescension and general idiocy. That is why we should never give in. They'll act the same either way, so why try to be nice?


Monday, November 14, 2016

Is Trump Breaking Promises Already?


                We’re not even on day one of a Trump administration, but the libs are trying another tactic – saying Trump is already flip flopping, taking things out of context and trying to tell us we didn’t know what we were buying. You know, the same tactic they used during the campaign! We sure fell for it the first time! You better put even MORE effort into it this time!

                One of the things I saw on FB today being floated around by the Hill Shills was that Trump isn’t following the GOP platform. Well, no shit! Trump ran on the Trump platform, not the GOP platform.  There is overlap between the two, but Trump has his agenda that he wants to focus on. When they say he’s not following the GOP platform, they're trying to do a couple of things. One is to demoralize us because they equate the Trump movement with the GOP. But they also read things into the platform and then criticize him for not holding views he never said he endorsed!

                Another thing I saw was that Trump isn’t going to build a wall along the entire border; therefore, he’s not serious about his biggest promise. Well check the elevation map of the US. Look at all those high altitude areas. Do we need a wall everywhere? Maybe not, but that’s terrain dependent. Do we need a wall at the Border Control Points? No, we need fences so we can open and close those as needed. How the hell are the illegal immigrants going to self deport if the entire border is sealed up?


                Don’t sweat the libs thrashing and yelling and holding on desperately to anything they can before President-Elect Trump is sworn in. They are such whiny fucks, they'll bitch about anything he does. They are so ingrained to oppose him that Trump could literally appoint Obama to the Supreme Court and they’d say it was a crass political move designed to try and steal the black vote. He could legalize weed in all 50 states, and then suddenly they'd have stories about how weed makes people lazy. And that is why Trump just needs to do, what he’s going to do and to hell with the press. The main stream press will always be against him.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Don't Worry About Priebus

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                President-Elect Trump made Mike Pence the lead of his transition team, and no one batted an eye. Then he announced that Reince Preibus will be his Chief of Staff and some on our side are having a meltdown. Why? Well he’s an insider and a friend of Paul Ryan, the cuckiest cuck that ever cucked. Sure, but he was also on Team Trump after the primaries. Why break up the winning team?

                If Trump had a problem with Preibus, he would have told him so earlier, and did, but Trump is a leader. Preibus got on board. Pence, Carson, Gingrich and others adopted his tone after a while because Trump is a leader and they started to follow suit. Preibus isn’t the only voice in the cabinet. Trump will set the tone. Bannon will come up with a strategy and Preibus will use his connections to help the team move forward.  So what do you want him to do? Appoint Kelly Ayote? Fuck that!

               Besides, Bannon and the transition team probably thought about how he would be as Chief of Staff. "Hey Paul, go fuck yourself, vote yes on HR 227, or else I'm going to go over there and skull fuck you!" Or with Priebus, "Paul, bro! Brosky! Vote yes on HR 227 and tell the others too, and I'll ask Steve to only fuck your wife every other day." They know the strengths and weaknesses of the team.

                So what are we going to see in the first few years of a Trump presidency? Well, we’re going to win and we’re going to win big, believe me. But we’re also going to see a high staff turnover. DC insiders continue to not deliver and they stay in Washington. That’s why it’s crap. But Trump is from the business world. He’s going to fire some motherfuckers that aren’t performing. How many times have you been at a job and there was that one douche dragging down the team, but the boss was too much of a pussy to fire their ass? Not Trump, but that's the DC norm.
                But the transition team is still doing their thing. We have a lot more positions to fill and there are already a lot of douchebags that think WE have to go to them and reach out to them. Oh, the transition team is full of loyalists! Of course! Why the fuck would he fill it with people that would try to sabotage him at every move? And that’s what the elite are afraid of. Trump isn’t playing by their rules. That’s a good thing. So don’t sweat Preibus in his position. Trump is well aware of who he is, and if he’s no longer useful, he’ll get tossed out.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump Wins: Pussies Leak Tranny Fluid

                            Trump Wins! Pussies Everywhere Leak Tranny Fluid

               Immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, leftists and pussies everywhere threw a collective hissy fit because they did not get their way. Before anything was decided, we had Sally Kohn telling us that Trump supporters would be the angry ones, not the tolerant left. They of course will always tell you that they are the good, moral and reasonable ones, and that we are the angry, intolerant horde.  But then the electoral votes were coming in, Trump was ahead and doing well in many places. The momentum started shifting and Hillary supporters suddenly had to face the truth. The nation was about to elect Donald Trump.

Then the tears started to fall. Trump supporters cheered and laughed at the collective meltdown of the left. It was glorious! But to the left, it was supremely heartbreaking. Why didn’t the nation affirm their feelings, vote against their own interests and subordinate themselves to the whiny twats that insulted, ridiculed, denigrated, scoffed and mocked everyone that dared to not toe the party line? Because the left insulted, ridiculed, denigrated, scoffed and mocked anyone that dared to not toe the party line. Simple really, and every major news outlet missed the mark completely. The polls were wrong. The political consultant class was wrong. The only people that were right were the people following along with social media.

Some of the meltdowns I have seen were hilarious, and they all followed a theme. The leftists were trying hard to cling to the moral high ground while they saw the incoming tidal wave of opposition to their idiocy and condescension.  Some of the things I saw were the concern trolls, saying things like, “As a mother, I feel sorry that my daughter will have to grow up seeing a rapist as President.” Did Bill Clinton get re-elected for a third term? Another told me, “It must be nice to have a penis.” IT IS! The world is my urinal, I can open jars without assistance, reach things on the top shelf, I can have a beer with Bill Cosby and not worry about getting drugged, and best of all there is no social pressure for me to vote my genitals. I saw one friend be attacked by a relative because Trump was going to make gays and lesbians get electroshocked to straightness. Are you fucking serious? Who the fuck is spreading all these lies? Oh yeah, the left wing media.

                I even lost a FB friend over the whole thing. He was so damn mad about it and I didn’t give. Oops. So I am supposed to validate the feelings of people being irrational? The funny thing is that he described himself as a rational atheist. I have been on heavy psych meds, having full blown hallucinations, and if you came up to me and said that you saw what I was seeing I would have said you’re being an idiot. You can acknowledge that they have fears, but don’t validate their bullshit because that makes it worse. When I was hallucinating, if people kept telling me what I saw was real then at some point I would have believed it. It would have been real and that is dangerous. That’s why we have chaos in the streets now. Idiots are validating the fears of imbeciles. 

So what do we do?  We can’t let them keep whining, because that’s not good for our sanity or theirs. Plus, they lost and they need to deal with it. They were used to being validated by the media, entertainment, education, politics and every other institution. They redefined hate to include anyone even a little bit to the right of them. They are the judgmental assholes. They mount their high horses and look down on people for having a different view. When black, Hispanic, Asian, gay and lesbian Trump supporters spoke out, the left had no qualms denigrating them as being unauthentic minorities, not really gay, and saying shit that would rightfully get others lambasted if they were on the political right. However, it was the basket of deplorables that gave those people support, and vice versa. People of all backgrounds didn’t bat an eye that Scott Presler was organizing for Trump. We didn’t judge him because he was gay. We think he’s fabulous, and we judge him on the content of his character. That’s what we should all do! Egalitarianism is the moral choice, not the divisiveness of identity politics. So when your leftist friends cry, bitch and moan, knock them off their high horses and turn those horses into glue! There is nothing wrong with our values, but their hate and fear mongering needs to be shut down. It’s glue making time. 

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