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Yoda actor slams fan who wished “pain” on Star Wars: Last Jedi director

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:43

by Daniel Megarry

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Yoda voice actor Frank Oz has hit back at an angry Twitter fan who wished “pain” on Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

Despite being one of the most successful franchises of all time, the Star Wars movies continue to divide viewers. The original trilogy is almost universally loved, but the prequel and sequel trilogies have garnered mixed – and sometimes extreme – feelings from longtime fans.

Case in point: Star Wars: The Last Jedi received great reviews from critics when it released in 2017, but there are still plenty of fans (including Kanye West) who take issue with the movie for a variety of reasons.

John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran in Star Wars
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi received mixed reviews from fans

Of course, everyone is allowed an opinion on a movie; you won’t like everything you watch. But sometimes fans can take their disapproval too far, as one Twitter user did when they went on a rant aimed at The Last Jedi’s director Rian Johnson.

“I’m still not over your awful [Star Wars] entry that sh*t all over everything,” they wrote. “I hope one day someone breaks something you cherish, Rian. And I hope, one day, you realize what you did and you apologize EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. I hope you feel that amount of pain.”

Frank Oz defended Rian Johnson from Twitter troll

While Johnson didn’t reply directly to the tweet, Yoda voice actor Frank Oz came to his defense. He called Johnson a “great director, writer & human” and offered a piece of advice that we think quite a few fans need to hear.

“It’s sad to me that you’ve harbored this internal darkness for so long about a movie,” he wrote. “Rian is a great director, writer & human being. Please try to understand that writers & directors are not there to fulfill the audience’s expectations. Good work breaks expectations.”

While the future of Star Wars on the big screen may be uncertain right now, there’s plenty more Star Wars goodness coming to Disney+ over the next couple of years.

There’s a Rogue One prequel series, an Obi-Wan series, an untitled female-led series, and the animated Star Wars: The Bad Batch series for fans to look forward to.

In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+ every Friday.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.