ByMark Newton, writer at
Movie Pilot Associate Editor. Email: [email protected]
Mark Newton

Are you a Star Wars fan? Are you having a good day? Do you want to now ruin all that by becoming incessantly enraged at an internet video?

If the answer to all those questions is 'Yes,' then I've got the video for you! The video -- which comes from those most pervasive purveyors of indignant rage, FOX News -- is ostensively a piece about the hype surrounding the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, although it soon mutates into something much, much worse.

The segment, presented by FOX New's Neil Cavuto and featuring cultural commentators Mike Gunzelman and Carley Shimkus, quickly descends into indecipherable cross-talk, with Gunzelman being singled out for his seemingly inexplicable excitement for Star Wars: Episode VII.

It seems the consistently eye-rolling Shimkus cannot fathom why a record number of people are interested in Star Wars, claiming there are '15 million' movies that have been made 'all out of order.' She adds that we have been "oversaturated" by Star Wars marketing (an outrageous three trailers!) and that generally the franchise is "overrated." Oh, she also suggests that people who don't like Star Wars are 'normal,' and uses one, most likely sarcastic, tweet to tarnish all Star Wars fans with the same brush. But don't take my word for it, watch the segment below:

Poor old Mike was certainly forced into the corner on this one, although he didn't exactly do a great job of defending the franchise either. I mean, mentioning Armageddon in relationship to J.J. Abrams didn't make a lot of sense. I guess, he was one of the six writers who worked on the film, but it's hardly the pinnacle of his career. In his defense though, it did seem like he was planning on rattling off a longer list of Abrams's achievements -- unfortunately he was cut short by the anti-Star Wars attack hounds. It's hardly easy to create a coherent argument when you're being constantly shouted at and interrupted.

Personally, I don't class myself as a major Star Wars fan, but it doesn't take a major leap of imagination to figure out why a record number of people might be interested in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. In any case, I find FOX News' lack of faith disturbing.



Latest from our Creators