The Last Jedi: Forced Diversity, Postmodernist Humor, Wasted Potential [SPOILERS]

Finally, a Star Wars movie to satiate its core fanbase: social justice lesbians and people who use the word “diverse” in every other sentence.

As someone who grew up watching the original saga, looking up to badass characters like Han Solo, Star Wars was a huge part of my childhood. I built the LEGO Star Wars play sets, had all the Star Wars video games, and loved to re-watch my favorite episodes.


To anyone who wasn’t introduced by the original series, or seen them at all, I promise you this: Star Wars was never this nerdy and gay. The classics weren’t sci-fi geek-tier as much as they were badboy action-adventure movies with cool space fighting aspects. The costumes were simple and clean, the set designs were beautiful and often handmade, and Carrie Fisher was on a fuck-ton of cocaine.

Today’s Star Wars misses the mark on everything cool. Shitty CGI/green screen effects, boring actors, and corny storylines. Nobody cares about romance scenes between some chubby Asian character introduced an hour ago and the black ex-stormtrooper from the last bad movie.

The reason Luke/Leia/Han’s romantic scenes worked is because they were lovable and interesting characters with solid stories built-up behind them. They had purpose and reason, they were three dimensional. They weren’t just some diversity hires for a sci-fi reboot.

On top of everything wrong with the new episodes, the new age of fans make it even worse.


These past two episodes are set in the years after Return of the Jedi, right? Then why the fuck does it all look Phantom Menace-level ugly?

J.J. Abrams had unimaginable potential to carry on the near perfect aesthetic of the original Star Wars saga. Tailored, desert-colored tunics, attractive film grain, towering evil machines.

Instead, he went ahead with giving the main character (Rey) a pair of FUCKING CAPRI

Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

LEGGINGS AND A SOCCER MOM VEST. The other characters looks equally horrible, with the exception of Kylo Ren, who is arguably the only cool character in this entire abortion. The reason Kylo Ren works so well is because he’s handsome, well-dressed, and lives to beat the shit out of unsightly rebel scum. I’d join the dark side if I saw that many female rebel pilots, too.

It’s a disgrace to ignore the aesthetic genius available when inheriting the series. Every scene in the old movies was pleasing to look at, nothing was passed over.


This is without a doubt my main concern with The Last Jedi.

An integral part of the classic films was the humor. It was often subtle. Even when not, it was hard not to smile. The original saga was effortless in charm and style. It was cast and written to be that way. The little smirks, winks, and every tiny facial expression felt genuine and alive. The audience was left with the impression that they really just watched Harrison Ford, in his prime, outrun an Imperial Star Destroyer with his trusted ship and crew.

Enter the new series, mainly The Last Jedi, with its clunky, postmodernist attempt at humor. The jokes and story itself are wrapped in this awkward layer of irony to the point of absurdity. It gives a defensive impression, as if in the event of any harsh criticism, they can claim, “oh, that scene was facetious and you shouldn’t take it so seriously.”

The whole movie comes off like a Seinfeld episode. Nothing feels as though it was made with sincerity. There are at least five scenes in The Last Jedi where you are miraculously almost immersed in the narrative before a character does something completely sitcom-esque, like one scene where Rey hands Luke his lightsaber and he tosses it behind him after a dramatic pause.

The comedy in the movie is reminiscent of a less funny episode of Family Guy, and any sense of camaraderie within the cast is absent. They need not bother with a blooper reel on the DVD release, because the film itself suffices.

I’m not saying that some of the humorous scenes won’t make you laugh, but the way they go about it simply isn’t very Star Wars at all.


There is a painfully obvious “diversity” agenda at play throughout the whole thing. It’s almost assumed this would happen and explaining it in too much detail is pointless.

You have the ethnic team of rebels taking down the entirely white empire, and that’s about it. I think the darkest person on the dark side was Kylo, and he’s only 50% something at most. The casting team needs to take notes from Lando Calrissian, the coolest black character in the series.

Image: USA Today

Other than that, there’s a giraffe-necked, purple-haired gender studies professor at command of the Rebel cruiser the whole movie. Basically, she’s fucking annoying. She dies or something anyways. Not sure why they casted someone who looks like she should be peering over my shoulder when I pick up anything that isn’t Harry Potter at a womyn-owned bookstore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

But, moving on…


The whole thing overall is really bad, but if you don’t mind spending the money, you should go see it if only to share the pain of millions of one-time fans. It’s like paying $18 to see a three-hour car crash, one that happened because too many women were driving.

I found out that Carrie Fisher died around the time they filmed this movie. Coincidence?


 Mike Ma is an art director and designer for MILO, Inc.

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  1. Nohbody

    December 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I know there were articles making a big deal about Laura Dern’s character being lez, but I didn’t actually see it in the film. I mean, at most there was the hand-clasp with Leia, but I read that as old friends saying farewell for the last time.

    I definitely agree the Rose plot could’ve been completely cut with zero harm done to the storyline, though, and the romance was pretty “WTF?!” given there were no previous hints of any romantic interest.

    And hey, they at least got rid of that stupid helmet with its voice distorter. 😛

    • Desdichado

      December 19, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Whether she was a lez or not; why in the world is she wearing an evening gown while on duty?

      • Nohbody

        December 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

        I don’t know if it’s canon or just headcanon, but in spite of the military rank system I always thought the Rebellion was mostly just civilians playing at soldier, which would easily explain the various non-martial aspects of a supposedly military organization.

        I mean, hell, Luke comes in from some farm out in the sticks in the very first movie, and by the time of the Death Star attack (not all that long, in-universe) he’s a squadron commander, with no prior command experience (or military experience of any kind, at that).

  2. Keith

    December 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I didn’t think it was that bad, in fact it mirrored the Empire Strikes Back in a number of ways and said goodbye to the old trilogy to focus on the new characters, which was a sound plan.

    Mark Hamill was uh, “hammy” but what can you can expect, they had to close out the old characters and Mark Hamill was never much of an actor.

    The jokes and the humor were there, the beginning scene with Poe playing for time by trolling the New Order Admiral was pretty great. I think in hindsight they should have just killed off Leia, although her little force-scene was beautiful if a little cheesy. I didn’t like Laura Dern at all, I thought she was a cheesy side-show and out of place in this particular universe. She would have been a better fit in Star Trek, the original series, as some lame villain caricature.

    The Rose storyline could definitely have been cut, it didn’t make any sense, the romance didn’t make any sense, it’s like they only introduced her to sideline Finn and Rey’s budding attraction and move her to Poe, who I’m guessing will be exposed later as a force-sensitive. I’m just glad they didn’t ship Poe and Finn like all the soy-boys have been creaming themselves at the idea of for the last 2 years.

    Daisy Ridley is fantastic in her role as Rey, she oozes charm and feeling in every scene she’s in and she and Adam Driver work off each other extremely well. I wasn’t really sold on Adam Driver as a dark lord of the Sith, but he seems to be growing into the role, both physically and as an actor.

    You don’t really know how much of the New Order ranks are made up of white people since most are just running around with helmets on. The empire has always had a xenophobic approach so it stands to reason they’d be somewhat racist as well, perhaps even in their own species, and who really know what species that is? The Empire is like if the Nazis won the war and eventually developed a space program. By that time they would have achieved their goal of Aryan supremacy and it’s doubtful any other race would have survived, let alone joined the hierarchy. However Star Wars canon and previous storylines tell a different story and some alien species have attained high rank within the Empire at various times.

    • BP

      December 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

      You can’t speculate about unseen things. This isn’t a documentary were they were filming in real life.You can only go with what the director decided to show you.

      This is why I’m a recovering ex geek. All the speculation about what’s going on behind the scenes in a fictional universe is the biggest waste of time I can imagine.

  3. JT

    December 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Wasn’t the Empire modeled after the Nazi’s? But I will admit, I am getting tired of Hollywood’s anti-Nasi boner. Not that I’m pro-Nazi, but it seems they can’t come up with an original villain.

    • BP

      December 19, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Hmm. How about, say a religious villain, that causes violence based on their beliefs and desire to take over.

      Hollywood writer: “That’s brilliant!” (Starts writing script about Amish terrorists in between cocaine hits)

  4. Anthony

    December 18, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I want to fight wesley… This movie hurt. I am a life long Star Wars fan and this was a big FU to fans. It is like the director never watched a SW film… he even shat on JJ’s film. I am glad I streamed online… SW is dead to me… Died after Revenge of the Sith

    • BP

      December 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

      SJW hate heroes.

      The only thing I’m more tired of it all you people out there who hate SJW‘s, but you keep handing them money by going to movies like this. Everyone knew this was going to be another train wreck of a film.

      Stop going! Won’t see me within 100 feet of a theater playing this movie. It’s very easy to not give money to people who want you and everything you care about erased from history.

      • Anthony

        December 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm

        I saw it free online. Ask first you dolt, before you start accusing people of anything…

        • J Ferrell

          January 10, 2018 at 2:47 am

          tough guy.

  5. Keky Stany

    December 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I’m only going to end up seeing it because our boss at work takes us the last full work day before christmas break. Otherwise I’d never have seen the last 2 movies. Star Wars was dead to me once they started going beyond the original 3. They need to put the series to bed and stop milking it with horrible sequels and spin off stories

    • as140

      January 12, 2018 at 7:39 am

      “Star Wars was dead to me once they started going beyond the original 3.”
      George Lucas has always planned to make more than 3 episodes. In fact he even released Empire Strikes Back with the subtitle Episode V in the cinemas in 1980, because he already wrote the scripts to Ep 1-3 at that time.

  6. BP

    December 19, 2017 at 9:26 am

    “The whole thing overall is really bad, but if you don’t mind spending the money, you should go see it if only to share the pain of millions of one-time fans. ”

    No, no, no, a thousand time NO.

    Stop giving these scûmbags money. Just stop. I did, and I don’t miss it.

    Good god, there has been no group in human history more willing to fund their own political opposition.

    • Auseklis

      December 20, 2017 at 2:44 am

      Right?? Why are people still paying to watch Hollywood’s crap? Especially when they spit right in our faces!

  7. CJ

    December 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

    To defend one thing, the SJWs were really hoping that Finn and Poe would end up being gay lovers. And considering the director of this film is gay (and with both Abrams and Kennedy stating that there would definitely be gay characters introduced) I was convinced it was a sure thing.

    Thank God they managed to resist that. They’re going to have enough trouble in China anyway with the interracial kiss at the end between Finn and Rose. I imagine that will be cut, since they cut Finn off the poster for THE FORCE AWAKENS in China.

    The Chinese are not exactly down with the brown.

  8. Jerry

    December 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    The diversity thing is a 10 on the nausea scale! I’m so tired of being psychologically spoon fed every form of aberrant behavior and belief style. I’m surprised that they , thank god, refrained from gender neutral pronouns. The next hero will of course be a gender neutral “zi” of color, amputee, feminist ( in the morning) and deva at night; then the tides of war will shift at “it” will identify as a muscle bound bionic whatever, and save the day. The cast will not have any white males at all, they are demons.

    • NotAStarWarsFan

      December 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Keep crying you sad nerd. The Last Jedi said FU to morons like you. I could care less about whatever political statements it was trying to make. The Star Wars fandom will be less cancerous now with people like you gone.

      • Anonymouse

        December 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Let me fix that for you:

        “The Star Wars fandom will be less now with people like you gone.”

  9. Trev

    December 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

    So when is the youtube video going to be out with all the “funny” scenes overlain with Seinfeld music?

  10. @manace

    December 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Like the last 3 movies, and all movies coming out of Harveywood, I’ll wait for the torrent.

  11. NotAStarWarsFan

    December 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Hahahah Rian Johnson trolled the s**t out of you! F***ing brilliant. It didn’t pander to annoying SW fanboys like you, it flushed everything down the toilet, and did its own thing. Best movie of the series.

    • indio7777

      December 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Congratulations ‘notastwarsfan’ you are as annoying as you wanted to be.

      Now go live a sad, perpetually adolescent life always crying over your Boo Berry cereal.
      Soy boy.

    • J Ferrell

      January 10, 2018 at 2:52 am

      you’ve never touched a girl, and never will.

  12. indio7777

    December 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Also, I want to punch wil wheaton, vagina hat wearing soy boy in the face.

    Ridiculous ‘Hey I’m wearing a beard to make me look more virile and because it’s peer accepted!’ twit.

    Look at that self-satisfied look. He is utterly disgusting.

  13. Nik Thunder

    January 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I think Admiral Diversity Hire killed the entire franchise.

    Not just because she was a purple haired feminist, but because she canonized into the series that a small ship can light speed kamikaze into a larger, more powerful space vessel with powerful shields and destroy it.

    It was never inferred as such in the original series, but because it wasn’t made explicit, the audience could assume in NH and ROTJ that the shields on a large ship could protect it from such an attack.

    Admiral Purple Hair demonstrated that’s not the case, and if so, it begs the question, why didn’t the rebels in the original series just light speed crash a few cruisers into the Death Stars to destroy them?

    The beauty of the original star was was also it was (intentionally or not) a very well done science-fiction film. Real nerds (guys with or who would grow up to have engineering/science degrees, myself included) could enjoy the films on the basis of it’s implied scientific merit.

    As an engineer myself, that one plot element – destruction of a mega space destroyer through a light speed kamikaze mission – makes the entire premise of ALL the Star Wars movies seem ludicrous. Why would Luke’s need to make a trick shot in NH, or the rebels go through the entire Endor attack in ROTJ (which even with Ewoks, was one of the most memorable moments in Sci-Fi history) if they could have just jumped in a few dozen un-manned X-wings and jump them through the Death Star?

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  15. Scott

    January 20, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    The entire SJW message of the last jedi is a simple one given modern sjw racial/gender propaganda. White males are evil and need to die off. Look at the tone of this whole movie. Every White male in the movie is a villain. The only white non-villain has his legacy completely destroyed and acts in complete contravention of every bit of canon material regarding this character (luke). He then becomes the redeemed white man by the end of the movie the perfect white ally who stands against evil whites and needs to die off for future diversity and the great hope of a perfect future inspiring others to rise up against the other evil white male patriarchy. (the first order) The general message of this movie is simple White Men need to simply fuck off and die.

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