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      8 months ago

      The Last Airbender was a bad movie. It took a beloved franchise and made it boring. The writing was dreadful, the sfx and visuals were mundane and uninspired, and it was disrespectful to the fans of the franchise. It was a poor adaptation with minimal standalone value

      The Star Wars Holiday Special is an abomimation, a crime against humanity. It took the characters from a beloved franchise and gave them acid and a public acces tv show. It wasn’t just disrespectful, or poorly done. It was proactively offensive to the viewer.

      It’s like, if you go to a restaurant and order Spaghetti Bolognese, but that’s not what they bring you. The Last Airbender would be a plate of plain, mushy macaroni and a side of ketchup, but they insist on pronouncing it “pasta boloney.” The Star Wars Holiday Special is gagh with a sauce made from expired horseradish, maple syrup, and goat vomit.

      If you’re an Avatar fan, watching The Last Airbender will make you angry and sad. If you’re a Star Wars fan, watching the Holiday Special will make you nauseated and afraid.

      It’s really hard to convey just how bad the Star Wars Holiday Special is without watching it, but anyone who has watched it will agree that nobody else should ever watch it. Descriptions and clips really don’t do it justice. It is so much worse than the sum of the parts. Everyone involved in making it has apologized for its existence.

      And if all of that makes you morbidly curious to watch the special, I’ve been there. I know what you’re feeling, and how you plan to maybe have a drink or get high and watch it for a laugh. Don’t. Your life will be worse. And then you’ll find yourself trying to convince someone not to watch it, and realize you’ve made it sound interesting.

      At least there are no drowned ghosts coming out of your television to murder you.