Saturday, December 21, 2019

May the Farce Be With You

With the release of the newest 'Star Wars' movie (and the last of the main plot arc), most of the nerdy places I frequent on the internet are rife with spoiler warnings. The film has gotten mixed reviews, with a general consensus being that it is trying to please diehard fans with Easter eggs, while largely being incoherent. I suppose I will see the film after the initial hubbub dies down, sort of like a nerdy day of obligation, but I'm no real rush to fight crowds in order to do so.

In the meantime, there's another 'Star Wars' saga that's recently been released, a sequel which expands upon an earlier video, and gives us what we didn't even know we needed, the galaxy-soanning adventures of terrible movie auteur Tommy Wiseau:

Like the original Star Wars, this is a triumph of editing, and as other wags have observed, Tommy Wiseau has better chemistry with Hayden Christensen than Natalie Portman did. I consider this 'Star Wars' canon, along with the holiday special and Darth Jar Jar. Sure, the new movie might be an incoherent jumble, but the real saga lies in the hearts of us, the fans.

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