Pass the Popcorn: The Belonging We Seek

Han Leia

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

My spoiler-laden meditations on Star Wars are fully armed and operational over on Hang Together:

Millennials are destroying the world because narcissistic Boomers broke up the family. That’s The Force Awakens in a nutshell.

Shockingly, I approve of this message! Would love to hear your thoughts, whatever they are, as always.

7 Responses to Pass the Popcorn: The Belonging We Seek

  1. matthewladner says:

    I buy your take. I’m also soooo glad I didn’t have to watch three movies revolving around someone turning to the darkside in front of a green screen with terrible dialogue.

    1. Empire
    2. New Hope
    3. Force Awakens
    4. Jedi
    5. Sith
    6/7 Battle for the bottom both disappointing

  2. Reading your thoughts about the casting of Kylo Ren made me think you would enjoy reading the Twitter feed of Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n), See

    Some of my favorite tweets:

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 29 Dec 2015
    what’s the word for when your father is frozen in carbonite but emotionally for your whole childhood

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 28 Dec 2015
    ugh parsecs are units of distance DAD

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 24 Dec 2015
    when Darth Vader changed his name i bet they were jerks about it too
    people are small like that

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 24 Dec 2015
    i don’t know why my family celebrates wookiee life day
    it’s bullshit
    it’s not even our heritage

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 23 Dec 2015
    fine I will go to the dance dad
    but I will not dance
    I will wear a dark peacoat and stand in a corner with hux passing judgment on everyone

    • Greg Forster says:

      Yes I saw that and it is hilarious, which I think supports my reading of the movie. I decided not to read more than a handful of them just because they’re so on the nose, I thought they’d spoil my appreciation of the movie itself; my wife allowed herself to be seduced by the dark side, read them all, and reports that it did in fact reduce her enjoyment of the movie on second viewing!

  3. matthewladner says:

    Oh my that last one with Hux is an absolute classic!

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