The new Rogue One trailer came out this morning, which means the “social justice” force field to protect lead actor Felicity Jones was immediately deployed. The way the internet works is that as long as two anonymous people say something then a story can be written about “some men” — or just “men” if editors are particularly angry.
Here is the thing about the Rogue One trailer: It looks interesting. Is there any Star Wars fan out there who wouldn’t want to see how the Rebel Alliance managed to steal plans for the Death Star? Of course not.
Added bonuses: Donnie Yen and Forest Whitaker have roles, the movie has a gritty look, and it opens up new possibilities for the Star Wars universe.
With that said, it is also a natural reaction for men to raise an eyebrow when Jones’ character, Jyn Erso, beats up stormtroopers as if drunk octogenarians are wearing the armor.
Are there tough women out there? Sure. Can female leads be convincing action stars? Of course. That is one of the many reasons why I gave Star Wars: The Force Awakens rave reviews.
In general, however, a 120-pound woman is not going to stand a chance against a 200-pound man in a street brawl — let alone a group of 200-pound men.
Sorry. It’s just not happening. To get upset at men who point that out after viewing a movie trailer is absurd.
Regardless, at the end of the day, Rogue One looks intriguing. If the movie does well, then the only thing Disney will have to worry about will be over-saturating the market with Star Wars flicks. That is a good problem to have.
Remember: Even a person who enjoys chocolate cake will turn it down if you give them too much.
Let me know what you think of the Rogue One trailer in the comments section below.
Should Felicity Jones be the main character? Will she nail the role, or will she be choke like Admiral Motti before Lord Vader?