Take a trip down memory lane
Alden Ehrenreich recently spoke with Total Film, and said the following:
[Solo] didn’t do as well as other Star Wars movies, but it still did well for a movie. And so it was kind of this medium thing. But that’s not newsworthy. Even at high-level journalism, there’s an intense pressure, sometimes, it feels like, to [either] catastrophize or celebrate. And I think that’s really f—ing dangerous, especially when it pertains to the stuff that really matters, like the state of the world. An article headline that says “things are complicated, and there are good sides and bad sides” isn’t getting the emotional response. And I just think we really have to take a step back, and give a lot more thought to the way our emotions are being run by the stories we’re getting inundated with.
ScreenRant helped the boy out with the following headline and accompanying comment:
Alden Ehrenreich Calls Out Misleading Coverage Of Solo’s Box Office
Alden Ehrenreich, who played a young Han Solo in Disney’s 2018 standalone Star Wars movie, Solo, says media coverage distorted the movie’s box office numbers.
Who would have thought that the legacy media might blame the legacy media when it came time to revise the Solo box office narrative? But we all knew this day would come eventually, which is why I took the time to live blog the box office for Solo as it happened, beginning opening weekend, and every weekend after that. And those blog posts tell a completely different Star Wars story.
I now provide links to those blog posts here for your convenience:
Originally published here.