By Scooba Wang (Pseudonym)
Hello and welcome back to part 2 of, The Star Wars We Deserved. I am your host Scooba Wang. I was very honored to see all of the great responses that came about recently due to my article. It seems that Ms. Piggy herself Kathleen Kennedy has been taught her lesson and will hopefully never destroy another franchise again. It seems that Star Wars will be doing a lot of changing in the next few years. With all of these new shows and movies soon to be made, it is hard to tell where the franchise will go. OH WAIT I KNOW! IT WILL GO DOWN THE CRAPPER! Clearly the morons out there in charge of Star Wars like John Favreau ( not even gonna bother to look up if I spelled that right because it’d be a waste of my time) and Dave Filoni only read half my article. You may have cut down the bean stock you idiots but that giant can still come crashing down. Oh look at us we are going to fix the sequel trilogy and make another edition of it that will come out in like 4 more years. What the frick is that? Am i just supposed to sit in this filth that is Star Wars until then?
By Dawson Martin
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Director Spike Lee has been an important force in filmmaking since the late 1980’s. He’s the most famous filmmaker in African American cinema and arguably the greatest. In 2018, Spike released one of his greatest films, BlacKkKlansman. It garnered 6 Academy Award nominations and it won best screenplay. This period for Spike has really been a late career high. Fresh off the success of BlacKkKlansman comes his latest film: Da 5 Bloods.
Da 5 Bloods follows four African American veterans as they later return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. This is a "Spike Lee Joint" like I’ve never seen before. This film is a masterful genre blend of full throttle action, adventure, comedy, and hard-hitting drama. This sounds like a hard task to balance, but Spike does it exceptionally. If you’ve ever seen a “joint” before, you know he loves to blend real history in his films as well. Spike gives a voice to people that have always been denied in Vietnam war films. Try to think of some war films in your head and name some that feature African Americans. Truth is, you probably can’t, because Hollywood has denied them that outlet. Da 5 Bloods shines a light on the black experience of Vietnam and its effects it has on its soldiers. They were fighting an immoral war for a country that didn’t accept them. They deserve their story to be told and I’m thrilled Spike Lee has done that.