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Rouge One: (An Antifacist) Star Trek Story

:reign: Warning: there may be spoilers. So if you read this thread and don't want spoilers, do the right thing.
If you are a white supremacist, please do the right thing and boycott this movie.  :stareicide: 

Or boldly go and see a movie that has more than just white men.

http://www.avclub.com/article/dumpstarwars-protesters-demand-rogue-one-be-safe-s-247186

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hasn't even premiered yet, but the film's already getting it from all sides. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that white supremacists intended to boycott the movie because they simply couldn't bear the strain of seeing someone who doesn't look like them up on the big screen (no idea what that feels like). And even if that Reddit-born initiative flails, there's a new hope for the intolerant, as Mashable reports that Donald Trump supporters are calling for a separate boycott over claims that the reshoots were done to shoehorn some anti-Trump scenes. This is complete bullshit, of course, but misinformation or a lack of information never stopped the president-elect, so why would it give his supporters any pause?

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Chances are, Trump supporters and maybe even the president-elect himself will find a way to interpret Star Wars' long-established anti-fascism themes as an affront.

I've seen a few alt-righters saying Star Wars is too "communist", lately. And to be fair, I think we all remember the scene where Obi-Wan tells Luke that his destiny is to seize the means of production from the bourgeoisie, and entrust it to a dictatorship of the proletariat.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hasn't even premiered yet, but the film's already getting it from all sides. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that white supremacists intended to boycott the movie

Bonus!

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So here it it folks Rouge One in a nutshell:

An evil space empire is building a super planet killing weapon. A rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels steal the plans and deliver them to a pretty incompetent princess who puts them into a trash can robot before getting captured by the evil empire and imprisoned in the super planet killing weapon. Another rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels frees her and they deliver the plans, but lead the evil empire to rebel's super secret space base. Shortly there after the rebels destroy the super planet killing weapon, and are chased around in the snow a bit, then destroy another super planet killing weapon, and then a third.

You are now caught up. There is also a backstory about a whiny hormonal robot building space racing teen that gets severely burned on a lava planet, but he is never a part of a rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels, so we can forget about that.

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So here it it folks Rouge One in a nutshell:

An evil space empire is building a super planet killing weapon. A rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels steal the plans and deliver them to a pretty incompetent princess who puts them into a trash can robot before getting captured by the evil empire and imprisoned in the super planet killing weapon. Another rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels frees her and they deliver the plans, but lead the evil empire to rebel's super secret space base. Shortly there after the rebels destroy the super planet killing weapon, and are chased around in the snow a bit, then destroy another super planet killing weapon, and then a third.

I wish the US had this rag-tag bunch of scrappy rebels...
to save us from the evil Trump empire and his super planet killing weapon, which is his presidential cabinet.
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."

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Just wait until these #DumpStarWars dudes find out about Indiana Jones.


Or the Blues Brothers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukFAvYP3UU

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Saw it. Can see how the Nazis would hate it, with all of the fascists speaking with received British accents. Its pretty insulting.

 (except for a wheeze box with a glow stick. He's black.)

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I can't believe how fucking good this movie was. It's 1977 theatrical-release-when-I-was-14-years-old good.  "I want to ride my bike down to the movie theater Saturday and see it again at the dollar matinee" good.

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OK, am I the only one who sees the actual problem here?
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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Nah, probably just the only one with typo aspergers

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Freaking awesome. Well written, well played!

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Mon Mothma is Jyn's father.

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Shhhh no spoilers.

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How many Bothans die in this movie?

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Many.

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Saw it earlier today and I'm still trying to figure out my thoughts on it. I really enjoyed it, but there's also a large part of me thinking it's really just Star Wars porn and that's what I got off on.

I feel like it's a better movie than the Force Awakens and much more an original story. But I think Force Awakens had a lot more emotional impact. And not just the scene you'd think.

Guess I'll have to see Rogue One again to solidify my feelings.

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So I saw it last night. I had avoided all reviews and news of it and kept myself spoiler-free to get as genuine  a first experience as I could.

I liked it. Quite a lot, actually. I came out of the theatre thinking that it was all that TFA should have been. (And it wasn't JUST because of its blatant anti-Trumpism. ;))

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Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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Nah, probably just the only one with typo aspergers

He's not the only one.  It's tripping my latent OCD.  It'll probably kill VoxRat.

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There have been rouge one memes on Facebook

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Actually that's not it. The actual problem is that the article (and other, similar ones I read online) are not even fake news- They are not news at all.

I mean, if one sets the catchy subject and trending themes aside, what is the actual news reported? Some moron posted something false and stupid on twitter, and other morons responded approvingly.
That's not even the "dog bites man" kind of news. It's the "dog barks at garbage truck" kind of news. It's actual waste of bandwidth.

Anyway, that's a different issue for a different subforum, I think.
Who even made the rule that we cannot group ducks and fish together for the simple reason that they are both aquatic? If I want to group them that way and it serves my purpose then I can jolly well do it however I want to and it is still a nested hierarchy and you can't tell me that it's not.

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