|I sense some bullshit in the Force.|
Once again, I´m going to talk about this large fantasy movie.
So, after talking about this movie a bit on this post, and in this one, I went to see it. And oh, boy. How was I right.
So, not only in the trailers is the character Rey - the female character - is showing fighting side by side, but in the movie she is the ultimate badass.
The movie is so blatant feminist and in-your-face that it is kinda annoying.
First of all, our lady friend here is so corageous and brave. She not only fights side by side with the characters. In the movie she is seen fending off the attack of thiefs with her staff - and when the male character Finn goes to help her, she already took care of them, and he remains there, as kinda humorous moment, in which he realizes he was kinda stupid to assume she needed help.
THAT IS IN THE MOVIE.
Second of all, she is oh, so intelligent. She is a pilot, even though she is also an scavenger on a god-forsaken planet in the middle of the desert, where she has to trade electronic parts of old ships for food.
But this doesn't stop her knowing a lot of languages, like communicating with a robot (droids, they call it in SW), and with Chewbacca, even though she is clearly a freaking scavenger living in the middle of a desert.
She knows her way about computers. Do you know of any people who live in deserts scavenging parts of broken vehicles that can fly a motherfucking airplane? Or talk two or three or four languages? From different creatures?
Oh, bullshit. It´s a movie. Yeah, but the male characters can´t all do this. Finn, the male protagonist, is helpless when it comes to flying a spaceship. And also when it comes to fixing mechanical things. Also, he can´t understand nobody who isn´t talking perfect english. So there´s that.
She is strong. She can take care of herself. In the first moments knowing Finn, she tells him several times: "Don´t take my hand", or "I can run without holding hands", when the male tries to exert his oppression by trying to take care of her. When the male character falls on the ground, and then asks if she is alright, she pauses for a moment as if pondering if he is stupid, and tells him that "yeah", she´s fine, of course. Obviously. She can take care of herself.
And she is ALSO a Jedi. Yeah. I thought they weren't going that way, but lo and behold. Of course, they did it. If the Jedis and whatnot are the pinnacle of power in that universe, of course the front girl will HAVE to also be one, on top of EVERYTHING else she is shown to do.
I´m not talking this out of my ass.
In the movie she is clearly shown to be above the other characters in intelligence and wits.
She.... motherfucking uses the powers of a Jedi (which she even isn´t yet - maybe) to mind trick others, and she wins a fucking lightsaber match against a skilled opponent, just because.
There´s nothing she can´t do. Because she is a 21st century female protagonist in a mass media movie.
It is ludicrous.
Of course, you are not going to see this shown in the media, because normal media has already accepted this as the norm. And don´t even give me, "it´s just a movie" bullshit. Of course it is just a movie. But you must be very innocent if you think these mass media products are not geared towards a lot of reinforcement of the social and cultural order of a people, whatever that may be.
Stories are reflections of the people in which they born, even worse when they are mass geared like this. You can learn about a people by learning their stories.
Those are the values that are being put forth today. Women are the best. Women are strong. Independent. Intelligent. They are more capable than men. Even when men are trained, dedicated, and overall supposedly better than they are (in the case of lightsaber battle she won).
If you are blind to this, you have absolutely no idea what´s going on in western society as we speak.
More on this can be found here:
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