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6 Reasons Being a Star Wars Fan Can Secretly Be Super Difficult

Being a Star Wars fan may be a thrilling experience. Fans have been captivated by their heroes’ escapades for several generations. With hundreds of appearances throughout the decades, Star Wars has featured in almost every medium of modern media. There’s a lot to like about this science-fiction series, from the amazing films to the cool collectibles to its clever and witty dialogues, but it isn’t all fun and games. Here are some downsides to being a Star Wars fan:

1. The original narrative is not consistent:

The Star Wars Universe
The Star Wars Universe.

It’s normal that screenplays alter throughout production, with some last-minute changes or edits made before the film is released in theaters. Occasionally, a special enhanced or director’s cut edition will be released as well. However, Star Wars goes beyond this. The original trilogy is constantly being tweaked, with multiple variations of these films being released, which may cause some fans to become confused. In reality, there is an early version of A New Hope in which the crime lord Jabba the Hutt is human, or a strange-looking CGI rendition of the alien from the 1990s, backed by a superior CGI version later.

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2. Not enough prominent female representation:

Star Wars' female characters.
Female characters of Star Wars.

Since the very first Star Wars film, we should have had more female characters, but we didn’t. However, there are plenty of men in the movies and series, such as Han, Luke, Chewbacca, Lando, Vader, Jar Jar, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, and so on.  If that wasn’t enough, even the droids are assumed to be male, however, it’s widely assumed that C-3PO and R2-D2 share a non-heteronormative relationship. Recently, with Moana, Frozen, Maleficent, and other strong female characters, Disney has transformed its princess-generation machine into a strong female-character powerhouse. Thus, fortunately for us, it appears that they are gradually incorporating that objective into the Star Wars world.

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3. The fandom is very intense:

Fans of the Star Wars franchise,
Fans of the Star Wars franchise.

While many folks are able to maintain a healthy level of enthusiasm, others may acquire a true addiction. One issue with these fanatical supporters is that they just cross the line. It may escalate to illegal conduct, which can land them in deep trouble. There are also viewers who are happy to participate in heated debates with those who hold opposing, unconventional viewpoints. When different groups of Star Wars fans encounter, there are frequent disagreements and sometimes violent confrontations, which can result in significant injuries for some.

4.  Social media hate for the franchise:

Star Wars poster.
Star Wars poster.

Almost every Star Wars fan thinks that the first trilogy, which ran from 1977 to 1983, is a cinematic masterpiece, and those films have essentially stellar reviews as works of entertainment and Star Wars canon. Then came the prequels, which elicited a great deal of disgust. Fans have softened up to the prequels at this point, courtesy of all of the Internet memes. However, aficionados of the original series must be disappointed that those three films have received so much criticism, and the same can be said about supporters of the sequel trilogy, who are far from a small group.

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5. The Star Wars Story ideas seem dead:

Poster of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Poster of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was premiered in 2016, and the movie was an intriguing and humble spin on the saga with non-Jedi characters like Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Then, in 2018, Solo: A Star Wars Story disappointed some fans. On the other hand, Solo’s launch window was a disaster. Fans may appreciate Solo a little more now, but they won’t be getting another Story anytime in the foreseeable future. Thus, several viewers are undoubtedly upset right now that there are unlikely to be any more fascinating standalone Story films, despite the fact that there are several personalities and situations worth examining in them.

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6. Pretty high souvenir and collectible costs:

Star Wars collectible action figures.
Star Wars collectible action figures.

As you can imagine, there is almost 40 years’ worth of Star Wars toys and other collectibles on the street, so getting them all is a big challenge.  Furthermore, there’s no better way to satisfy the ache of your action-figure addictions than to collect all 173 bazillions of them.  To create an interesting range, collectors will require a lot of time, storage, and funds, and it appears that this mission will never be accomplished. Even if you keep an eye out for specials and excellent prices over the holidays, there’s no way you’ll be able to purchase everything you want without taking out a mortgage on your house or something.

 

Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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