Rey is a bit of a “problematic” figure in the new Star Wars movie with everyone from Feminists to Mens Rights Activists putting her forward as their figure head for what is right and or wrong with the world.
Beloved Liked Known writers are being sent death threats over their opinion of her. Now I didn’t see Star Wars when it came out thus I thought I’d give writing about it a pass. I’m not one for living in the past. But I’m seeing her a lot today and I thought I’d give my own two cents on future jedi current mary-sue protagonist Rey from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
Well first things first I can tell you what “Second Quest” isn’t and that’s Legend of Zelda. No siree. A kickstarted graphic novel “Second Quest” tells the story of Azalea and her friend Cale, living on on an island high up in the air. Explorinjg dungeons for hidden passages and forgotten trinkets like ocarinas and boomerangs. Azalea and Cale must balance this with learning of their islands past of kidnapped princess and pig faced bandits. Okay maybe it’s a little like Legend of Zelda.
This week in the week that Joss;
Someone in Hollywood might be sexist,
The internet doesn’t handle difference of opinion very well,
People jump to conclusions,
All of this and more in the week that Joss
This is the week where….
Superheroes fought injustice and hatred
Gotham manages to beat you round the with a villains future
Men don’t want women taking their jobs
Clones will have something to do with Star Wars
David Tennant will be in another geek franchise
George R R Martin won’t have a book out anytime soon
And a National treasure will be retiring
This was the week where
The studios want to resurrect an old franchise that made money once
Rich people have more money than poor people
Parents try to minimise the cost of children’s parties
Feminists win, then loose
Men don’t enjoy going shopping for clothes
And people might not respect Wonder Woman as the lead female superhero
This week in the week that was…..
A new sandwich shop opens
A successful t.v show thinks about spinning off
Students don’t like their teacher
Gamers might be sexist
A Popular Young Adult story will be getting a sequel
And politics is getting a bit silly
This may seem like an odd time to call Hollywood out on their unfair treatment of women in the super heroic industry when we’re getting both Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman in the coming years. But it is perhaps worth noting that Marvel is lumping their female lead in with the other weird dregs such as their x-men replacement now that they’ve finally given up on ever getting the rights back, the out and out wizard who fights demons from another dimension and the black guy who may will lead a movie without being played by Will Smith or Samuel L Jackson. Meanwhile DC are pushing Wonder Woman ahead, partly because they keep claiming she is part of the “trinity” while actually doing fairly little with her and simply so they can beat Marvel to something. And lastly we have Sony who are maybe, considering doing something female lead simply because they honestly have no idea what to do at the moment. Heck not too long ago they batted the idea around of an Aunt May solo movie, they have officially just started throwing doo-doo at the wall at this point.