Does Disney Know Something’s Wrong With Rian Johnson?

In my opinion, Rian Johnson is clearly one of the dumbest men that the human species has ever produced.  Recently, Rian proudly displayed his stupidity on Twitter, yet again.  This time, it was in regards to the Snoke character, and the lack of any explanation of his background and motivations.  This particular Twitter conversation begins with Rian Johnson considering any sentence containing the word “dick” to be poetry.




This likely refers to Rian Johnson’s clueless take on the “Mary Sue” character trope. The Twitter conversation continued when a fan made a perfectly reasonable comment:




Rian defiantly spewed some teenage Twitter vernacular:



Rian likely doesn’t see anything outside of his own moronic ego. He certainly doesn’t see any rational arguments, though he may be well trained in typing the words out. Then Rian posted what he stupidly thinks is a gotcha moment, that the stooges in the legacy media will no doubt breathlessly parrot.



The attached image of course refers to the commonly parroted SJW canard, that Emperor Palpatine was not explained in the Original Trilogy either. 


Except that he was.


First we refer to Grand Moff Tarkin’s dialogue in Episode IV:


General Tagge: The Rebellion will continue to gain support in the Imperial Senate–

Grand Moff Tarkin: [walking in with Darth Vader] The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the Council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

General Tagge: That’s impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?

Grand Moff Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.

So right away we know that the Emperor is a tyrant who successfully launched a coup d’état against the Old Republic.  Additionally, for those of us who understand the definitions of words, “Emperor” and “Republic” carry obvious point blank meanings.  There really isn’t much guess work involved here.

But that’s not all.

In the 1970s, the decade that the first Star Wars film was released, film novelizations were far more widely read than they are today.  


Vanity Fair writes:

By the late 1970s, studios were reaping the benefits of global franchises, including Star Wars and Alien, both of which had novelizations that sold millions of copies. 

So anyone who argues that its not fair if it doesn’t appear in the movie will have to argue with this fact as well, along with the fact that Rian himself pointed to a book to justify Jake Skywalker’s Force Doppelganger.


Behold the text in the prologue of the Episode IV novelization:


And it’s not even buried in the text of the book.  It’s literally on page 1.  The page many potential customers read when considering to purchase a paperback book.  Heck, in the 1970s, paperback books would oftentimes be seen in the checkout lanes at the grocery store, and you’d read the first page or two while waiting in line.  Especially if the person in front of you was paying by check or had an item without a price tag.


So many Star Wars fans were immediately familiar with the background explanation of Emperor Palpatine, two decades before the Prequel Trilogy was ever shot.


Maybe if Rian ever gets around to reading the novelization for his own movie, he can tell us if a parallel explanation for Snoke is written within it.


Maybe he just doesn’t understand the Star Wars universe and can’t be bothered to learn about it?

Originally published here

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Itchy Bacca

Father of the Wookiee named Chewbacca, who lives with my wife in the city of Rwookrrorro on the planet Kashyyyk. Just a very old Star Wars fan since the very beginning. Check out my blog at: disneystarwarsisdumb.