The last time you saw a conservative movie was probably Iron Man, and before that, The Incredibles. In Iron Man, Tony Stark, Billionaire Playboy, debated and demonstrated the role of private industry and its responsibility to its country and its people. With great power comes great responsibility. This thesis was ignored in the second movie, and thoroughly countered in the third movie, which is why it was all special effects and nineteen Iron Men. The plot had fallen apart, the moral argument abandoned, and Hey look — another explosion!
Everybody hates Star Wars, but especially conservatives. George Lucas is feeling the lash by now, with characters he worked hard to create (and destroy) simply being written out of storylines so that newly-minted girl power nobodies can carry the scene. Imagine the power of whatsername’s pink-haired death scene if it had been somebody we knew since 1976? These annoyances may be new to the left, but since the first retchingly awful prequel Phantom Menace, the politics have been front and center. The Trade Federation agent “Nute Gunray” was explicitly a stab at Newt Gingrich and Ronald Reagan. Lucas’ own childish misunderstanding of politics, based on conspiracies, informed by Victorian parliamentary documentaries, and modeled on lunatic Marxist caricatures of how things actually work, is just one more reason why none of the prequel movies work. This is why he keeps throwing yawn-inducing political speeches at a supposed juvenile audience. Lucas is writing a political critique, except he doesn’t even know what he’s mad about. He’s just mad. Well, now he’s not writing anything, and the Disney leftists have the wreckage left behind by Lucas to play around in.
God Bless The Incredibles. Let’s see how that goes in the sequel, coming out this summer. Meanwhile — I’m going back to watching ever-more detailed explications of The Shining. I remeber lefty hoser Stephen King complaining that Kubrick had ruined his novel. First off, as somebody replied to him, “Your books are all there on the shelf — they’re just fine,” or something to that effect. Second, those books will stay on the shelf without people like Kubrick to put decent stories under them.