"Tweedledim the Token Stormtrooper"
One hundred and twenty one sins across one hundred and fifty minutes of film. One sin about every 75 seconds on average.
One brain-pulping smash of the stupidity hammer straight into the poor viewer's cranium, EVERY. SEVENTY. FIVE. SECONDS.
No wonder Mr. Wright came out of the experience of watching that movie feeling like his IQ had been lowered down to a moron's level. There is not enough gasoline in the world to burn this particular pile of stupidity.
Now, obviously, this sort of desecration of plot, character, storytelling, action, and simple cinematic skill is to be expected from SJWs. And we know for sure that the people behind Mickey Mouse Wars these days are all hardcore, confirmed SJWs.
So none of this is particularly surprising. It is merely sad, at some level, to see that STAR WARS fans the world over continue to be taken in by this sort of nonsense, and continue to pay good money to watch these films - even though they are complete garbage.
Then again - nobody ever went broke overestimating the masochism and willful blind stupidity of the average STAR WARS fanboy. The next movie could be nothing more than a collection of strobe lights and fart noises, but STAR WARS fans everywhere would still shell out the shekels to watch it as long as there is a lightsaber and some sort of mystical cosmic Macguffin that allows people to jump fifty feet in the air and lift objects with their minds.
If we were living in a sane world, Tweedledim the Token Stormtrooper - also known to you and me as "Mace Dindu" - would never exist, and the actor who plays him, John Boyega, would not be sticking his oversized chin into every fun film franchise out there and wrecking them all. And all of these affirmative-action characters, all of these incredibly stupid plots, and all of the wretchedly insipid, horrid writing, would be tossed into the trash compactor.
But we do not live in a sane world. We live in a world in which Disney somehow - and I'm still kind of shocked at this - managed to make the prequels look good by comparison.