Silly me. I thought the dumbest Star Wars take this week was going to be the trailer for Solo. Instead, we have Margaret Atwood, author of Handmaid’s Tale, saying the 9/11 attackers got the idea from watching Star Wars. The derp is strong with this one.
Let me say right off that bat, there’s a good chance there’s sarcasm here I’m not picking up on. I pray to the Jedi order there is. Though I feel I’m in my legal right to assume the feminist author of Handmaid’s Tale is comedically challenged. Like most leftists.
Because as overly-politicized as the movies have gotten (see Jon Favreau is Directing a Star Wars TV Series, and the Internet Isn’t Happy and Liberals Call on Star Wars Actor to Apologize for ‘Insensitive’ Race Comments.), this just makes the jump to hyperspace. Into an asteroid field. With the Death Star on the other side. And the Starkiller behind it. Behind that, the deadliest of them all: George Lucas with the master copies of the Prequels.
Atwood starts by talking about a theatrical play based on her grossly overrated book that she saw in 2000. If you’re not familiar with Handmaid’s Tale, if it were a Star Wars character, it would be the lovechild of Jar Jar Binks and Wicket the Ewok. It’s a wretched hive of lame and dumbassery.
DINGBAT AUTHOR: It started with a film reel going across the top of the stage and showing various things blowing up. And one of the things that blew up was the Twin Towers. But it hadn’t blow up yet. They did the opera again, and they had to take it out, because it was no longer in the future. Does that give you a creepy feeling?
VARIETY: Yes, it does.
DINGBAT AUTHOR: They didn’t get that idea from my opera, don’t worry. They got the idea from “Star Wars.”
Here’s where the derp awakens.
VARIETY: Do you really believe that?
DINGBAT AUTHOR: Remember the first one? Two guys fly a plane in the middle of something and blow that up? The only difference is, in “Star Wars,” they get away. Right after 9/11, they hired a bunch of Hollywood screenwriters to tell them how the story might go next. Sci-fi writers are very good at this stuff, anticipating future events. They don’t all come true, but there are interesting “what if” scenarios.
My brain hurts.
Maybe they got the idea from Titanic. Let’s blame James Cameron for some of this, too.
This is your modern left, America. Blaming the actions of terrorists on fictional space play.
Though it’s a shame the 9/11 attackers didn’t watch Star Trek instead. They would have been too bored to plan anything. Come to think of it, they did pull a Captain Picard and “Engage” ahead. So.