act on instinct said:
Broom Kid said:
Star Wars fandom is a very small percentage of the general audience, and the percentage of that fandom who is adamant about boycotting is a tiny fraction of THAT already small percentage.
If we’re going to be throwing the word percentage around it should come with a rough number and not just some vague idea of percentages. We don’t know how many even of the general audience also wouldn’t be going, that’s making the same mistake made with the fandom that they’d show up for any new release. We can only speculate until the facts roll in.
I’m with Broom on this one. Just going on what I see as a mod here, the vitriol and hate around here comes from the same 5 or 6 people who shit on everything Disney. They do it without seeing it, often times we’ll in advance of release, and they revel in their dislike and snarkiness. I largely ignore their posts outside of cursory looks for personal attacks.
I have no doubt they’ll boycott the film. If you want actual numbers, that’s as close as I can get. Percentage-wise, they are infinitesimal to the movie going public. Star Wars is a long-standing mega property with millions of fans, casual or nerdy. I have no doubt the film will do very well. The boycotters will still be here telling us how wrong we are.
That said; I may be off on their power. We’ll know in a month.