Yeah, I’m talking about a LOT of Star Wars lately, but with the Rise of Skywalker coming out tomorrow, I’ve been inundated with the franchise. I see it no matter where I turn. Between Disney+ giving me something to love in The Mandalorian and Respawn Entertainment giving me something to be mildly entertained by in Jedi: Fallen Order, I’m up to my eyeballs in lightsabers, droids, and…Mary Sues.
Lately, our entertainment media has been filthy with them as escapism industries have been trying to please what they think is their market by creating female-driven films filled to the brim with girl power. Sure enough, these films never do well. Even “Captain Marvel,” which made over a billion, had so much shadiness attached to it that it’s really hard to tell whether or not it actually did as well as advertised. We do know it didn’t do well with the general public who panned the movie up, down, and sideways.
These female-driven films tend to fail for a simple reason, but not the reason the feminists in Hollywood and the journalist pool think it is. They say it’s “sexism.” Moviegoers have a different word for it.