I feel like there's like two kinds of Star Trek writers:
* Leftists who manage to sneak bits of their progressive message into the script before it's caught and watered down by people higher-up the chain, with varying success
* Confused bros who think the good part of Star Trek is the space battles and their sexist retro-futurist mis-readings of it
EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER: SEASON 1 is COMPLETELY FREE for the next 48 hours!!! Gay disasters beating up neonazis in giant robots made of meat!
🍖 Pilot mechs!
🍖 Fight your clone!
🍖 Run from the cops!
🍖 Fall in love????
The problem with "Ending Explained" videos, and this isn't me taking the piss this is my actual reasoning for why this shit gets under my skin so much, is that they imply every film a) is only the ending and b) has a single concrete interpretation.
Like, listen, I'll be honest with y'all for a second: I didn't get The Lighthouse. I've been grappling with it since I saw it opening weekend in theaters and it still eludes me. I'm just not sure what it's about. But, like. That's part of the experience of art. There's no single interpretation of the film that's true and to imply otherwise is doing a disservice to the film and the audience. You're MEANT to struggle with it. And if you just entirely distill it down to the ending, you're missing Literally Everything that makes it what it is. The events of the last few scenes mean NOTHING without the wider context. A film is not its ending. Stories are not destinations, they are journeys.
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