The Force Awakens
This is Star Wars for the politically correct times we live in. In the original, fighting was for men. White men. Women were just cheeky princesses in need of rescue, or maternal figures like Luke Skywalker’s kindly aunt (who was mercilessly killed by Stormtroopers, demonstrating how evil they were). In this new movie, the two main characters who fight against the Empire are a hot babe (played by 23-year-old British actress Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley) and a black guy.
The Stormtroopers have been humanized. In the original movie, you never saw who they were underneath their armor. The black guy is, apparently, a reformed Stormtrooper. This change is actually a good change; it gives the movie more nuance instead of being just a simplistic good guys/bad guys setup where you feel no remorse for the tens of thousands of Imperial military personnel killed when Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star. (Of course the Death Star did blow up the planet Alderon, and someone deserved to die for that [unless you are a leftist-liberal type who doesn’t believe in capital punishment], but the vast majority of personnel aboard the Death Star were just conscripted shmucks with no say in that decision.)
I have a theory that the black guy is actually Luke Skwyalker’s son. But wait, how does a white guy have a black son? Well, this will just each us about how race is not a biological reality, just a social construct. Does that mean that the hot babe could be Chewbacca’s daughter? OK, let’s not get crazy here.
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Some commenters are saying they will refuse to see it because it’s too politically correct. I disagree with that philosophy because it would mean denying yourself ALL modern entertainment media. You’d have to restrict yourself to old movies and reading old books. And even the 1939 original Buck Rogers mini-movie had a female pilot (although with the conservative message that the future became dystopian because the people of the 20th century were too soft on “lawlessness,” allowing the criminals to take over).