The first reactions from the professional critics gush over The Mandalorian as “amazing” and “incredible.” Therefore we know for certain that the show will, in fact, be shallow propagandist trash.
Back in May of 2018, I wrote a blog post that compared statements from reviews of The Last Jedi, with statements from reviews of Solo, from the same reviewers. The takeaway from that was that Solo was likely going to be crap because the same reviewers gave both films glowing praise based on political propaganda rather than film craft.
We’ve seen critics do this fairly recently with both the Joker movie and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. And critics are undoubtedly salivating over the chance to pan Ghostbusters 3, because of the manner in which it ditched the crappy Ghostbusters 2016 from the canon. Remember, today’s Hollywood is populated by political activists rather than genuine artists.
Others are also now getting wise to this peculiar phenomenon.
But let’s go ahead and go through the motions anyway, and compare The Mandalorian first reaction reviews, with The Last Jedi and Solo first reaction reviews, from the same reviewers.
Steven Weintraub of Collider on The Mandalorian:
Steven Weintraub on Solo:
Steven Weintraub on The Last Jedi:
Mike Ryan, Senior Entertainment Writer at Uproxx, on The Mandalorian:
Mike Ryan on Solo:
Mike Ryan on The Last Jedi:
Chris Taylor of Mashable on The Mandalorian:
Chris Taylor on Solo:
“It’s good,” says Mashable’s Chris Taylor. “It’s sooo good.” He explains: “This is the grungiest, most grunt-level blue collar Star Wars ever and I am here for it.” Taylor says the movie will “surprise and delight you out of your seat.”
Chris Taylor on The Last Jedi:
Peter Sciretta of Slash Film on The Mandalorian:
Just saw almost 30 minutes of #TheMandalorian’s pilot episode. It feels like a thrilling return to the original trilogy era of Star Wars. It feels like a big scale movie, not a tv series. They are still keeping a lot of mystery with deliberate cuts in the footage.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 19, 2019
Peter Sciretta on Solo:
Peter Sciretta on The Last Jedi:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi left me speechless and shaken. I was not prepared for the “holy shit” shocking turn of events, the underlying emotion, the laugh-out-loud humor, the occasional ballsiness, and the bonkers weirdness. With Rian Johnson at the helm, I knew it was in good hands, but I was surprised to find it might be one of the best looking Star Wars films to date. It’s bold, it’s weird, it’s excellent.
You get the picture. Won’t it be fun to play this game again in December with The Rise Of Skywalker
Originally published here.