It’s happened, folks! For the first time since 1960, actors and writers have officially gone on strike. This means that film and television projects in Hollywood and across the world are entirely shut down. We should be sad about this but if I’m honest, it’s kind of a relief.
I could go on about what it’s all about, but Stark covered this story yesterday and over the past few weeks so let’s not go over old ground. Instead, let’s look at this as an opportunity to send a message to our corporate overlords!
Let’s Make Entertainment Great Again
We’re now getting a well-deserved break from the relentless amount of sub-par content that is regularly beamed into our minds and eyeballs. This gives everyone (not you Outposters, you’re already ahead of the curve) a rare opportunity to discover older movies and shows.
We already know how great things used to be, why else are we even here? Movies and shows from yesteryear were designed to solely entertain us and we loved it and still do. The industry today is nothing more than a propaganda machine that has hijacked our beloved franchises and characters, and used to lecture us about “diversity”, sodomy, sexual mutilation of children, and of course, “inclusivity”.
As genuine fans of movies and shows, we should grasp this opportunity with both hands to prove to the heathens at Disney, Lucasfilm, Netflix, Paramount, etc. that 90% of what they deliver these days is complete rubbish (that’s trash for my American brethren) and absolutely unacceptable.
It’s About Sending A Message
The new stuff is nothing more than remakes, reimaginings and anything even resembling originality is so benign that they’re practically on life support as it is. Now’s the time to pull the plug and let it all die into obscurity.
I urge all of you Outposters to make a genuine effort to seek out old gems and watch them on whatever streaming services you have. Let’s get those viewing figures up on the classics.
Boba Phil’s recent review of Alien is what I’m talking about. I don’t mean that in a disparaging way towards other Retro Reviews, it’s just Alien is one of my absolute all-time favourites that I can’t get enough of. The history, ingenuity, and writing of this movie is a stone-cold classic and a reminder of how things should be done.
On a completely opposite end of the spectrum, I came across Cheers the other day whilst drinking my morning tea and psyching myself to start my work day. I sat through two episodes and laughed and smiled the entire way through. It was so great and I’m now going to seek out the show in its entirety.
So, you glorious bastards, share below in the comments section which movies and shows would you recommend to your fellow Outposters. Also, let us know what you would like us to Retro Review too. Nothing quite beats finding a golden oldie and watching it and remembering how glorious we had it. Who’s with me?!
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