All the pundits be punding about Solo, the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, and they’re being willfully obtuse regarding its underwhelming performance at the box office. “How could this be!?”, they exclaim, speculating about all the different reasons it ONLY got $100 MILLION DOLLARS on the weekend.
Here is a non-exhaustive collection of headlines proclaiming various industries and institutions to be either in decline or on the verge of collapse. Whether or not these headlines are hyperbolic to get ~the clicks~ is not the point. The point is: is there anything AT ALL on the upswing? What do people – particularly young people – do?
Is everyone turning Dutch?
Looks like “Rian Johnson Explains” is the new “Lena Dunham Apologizes”.
You know, if you have to explain that much about your movie, chances are it’s not a very good movie. Are you ready for the hottest of takes? No? Ok, who cares, here we go. Spoilers follow.
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