So here’s the thing with me: I didn’t really like The Last Jedi. As a standalone movie it was great. I love Rey, Finn, Rose, all the new characters. It had lots of interesting ideas. But right from when I was a kid I had loved and looked up to Luke Skywalker, and I couldn’t stand the idea that he’d become someone so apathetic and cold. You could almost say… that movie ruined my childhood.
…. Except it didn’t, because 1) I am a grown adult and my childhood is done 2) the good memories of my childhood are strong enough to not be damaged by a movie and 3) if anything did ruin my childhood it was having to become a part-time carer at 14, you assholes have no idea. Anyway.
I have very little taste for the gatekeepers of Star Wars fandom, as you can tell. I’m determined to never be one. Here’s the tweets I wrote in reply to the thing I found on Twitter.
That child carer needed Star Wars more than Simon Pegg and his gatekeeping ilk did.