With how much the term gets thrown around amongst Star Wars fans and more recently the TLJ thread here in particular, thought it might be interesting to discuss.
Aside from the toxic way it is used in arguments or against others the one who said it disagrees with, it's meaning (for lack of better word) with how it is used has been wildly inconsistent.
. You don't like the latest movie, or you don't like all the movies? You're not a true fan.
. You're not shitting on the latest film like me/the loud bandwagon are? You're not a true fan.
So what does it mean to be a "true fan", exactly? In the case of Star Wars, unbridled purism for the OT, or just anyone who accepts whatever the corporate mouse decides for the current/future films?
Whatever the case, depending on how you determine what makes one a true Star Wars fan, there may be very few true fans in the world, pending on how you define the criteria for it, which is part of why it's hard to take seriously.
More and more over time I've boiled it down to weird elitist argument fallacies, but if someone has a better idea of what makes one a true fan than what I've already said, please enlighten me.
Oh, lastly, since I didn't mention the prequels...
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Fair enough, yeah? If not, I guess I'll be sacrificed at the alter by the almighty true fans...
Last edited by Ridley_Prime on Jan 6th, 2018 at 11:29 PM
Between Type 1 and 2: I'll watch most of the media associated with Wolverine, and gladly buy a coffee mug and dress up like Logan for Halloween, but won't devote fervor to a fictional character.
Type 1: "Logan was a great movie."
Type 2: "Dude, I'm hanging this Logan movie poster up in my garage."
Type 3: "Old Man Hugh Jackman Logan rolopwns Captain America, Black Panther, and Galactus FTW!!!!!"