A Lesson in Terrible Writing from Critical Drinker

Puzzling out why Wokesters cannot tell a story, despite being in the story-telling business, and despite showing the ability, when not Wokestering, to do it, has been a personal quest, if not pet peeve, of mine for some time. I simply cannot concoct a theory to explain it, no matter how many times I try.

Let us give Critical Drinker, that wonder of inebriated Scottish film criticism, a try.

Allow me also to repeat at length a remark by Ace of Spades recommending this same clip. The words below are his:

Gary from Nerdrotic read what, if I remember right, were “the rules” that a Hollywood source gave to him, regarding how to properly “represent” women in movies now.

One of the key rules was: No woman can ever learn anything from a man, ever.

Men have nothing of use to ever teach a woman. So in any show or movie where a man is naturally a more experienced mentor, as in She-Hulk, the female character has to act like a brat, reject everything he says, and show that she doesn’t need any of his wisdom because she already knows it all and is already better at everything. Which is exactly what happens in She-Hulk.

This is why Kathleen Kennedy was determined to kill Luke off in The Last Jedi, even after Carrie Fisher died — she could not stand the idea that a man would actually teach Rey the ways of the Force. Only a woman can teach a woman, even if you have to generate that woman from old footage and CGI.

Oh, and also, women must always be shown to be stronger, more capable, smarter, etc. than men and always beat men in every contest, from an argument to a physical fight.

One thing that doesn’t seem to be a rule but which is just something that happens in every Girl Power “entertainment:” the female characters are never challenged and never defeated and always sleepwalk through their supposed challenges and torments easily besting everyone. This happens in the comic books, like “Captain Marvel.” It happens in the movies — like, Captain Marvel, again. It just seems to be that when women sit down to imagine what “heroic fiction” is, they imagine it as just a hero beating the stuffings out of one easily-dispatched tomato can after another. They just seem to crave a very simple empowerment fantasy in which the empowerment is… Omni-Powerment. This makes for very, very boring “entertainment,” which is why all these ventures fail and lose money. (Or make money only because Marvel lies and pretends you have to see Captain Marvel to understand the conclusion of the Thanos saga.)

Yet they keep doing the same thing every single time.

Huh, maybe if these inexperienced would-be female writers of heroic fiction sat down with experienced older male writers of heroic fiction, they could learn the rules of the hero’s journey and learn that the hero has to start off by failing and being bested by his nemesis early, at least once and sometimes several times. But of course — no woman can ever learn anything from a man.