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From the Szechuan sauce debacle to Star Wars: The Last Jedi rage, so-called fans are destroying the communities they claim to love. 0

Fans are why we can’t have nice things

This year, we saw some pretty crappy “fan” behavior, from Rick and Morty fans storming McDonald’s for dipping sauce to Star Wars fans claiming The Last Jedi ruined their childhoods. Was it always like this, or were fans of 2017 just way, way too passionate about pop culture?

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Star Wars grows up with ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

If the main saga Star Wars movies are The Lord of the Rings, then Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is more like Game of Thrones. Instead of legendary heroes and Jedi magic, Rogue One is more grounded in reality with a small, rag-tag group of rebels who manage to do something extraordinary. Because of the shift away from the fantasy roots of the main trilogy and a stronger focus on action, Rogue One is a more grown-up tale from the galaxy far, far away.

TOM HANKS as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "SULLY," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures 0

‘Sully’ shows that less is more

When you go to see a movie about a heroic American event, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, you have a pretty good idea what you’re going to get. In other words, you’ll go into Sully expecting a quality movie, and that’s precisely what they’ll deliver.

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in War Dogs 0

Greed goes to war in ‘War Dogs’

Director Todd Phillips might be better known for his Hangover trilogy, but War Dogs proves he can make a movie that is both entertaining and impactful. Cross that with the chemistry between Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, and throw in a little Bradley Cooper and you’ve got yourself a rags-to-richest-to-corruption story that’s definitely worth a watch.

(L-r) JAY HERNANDEZ as Diablo, JAI COURTNEY as Boomerang, ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE as Killer Croc, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn, WILL SMITH as Deadshot, JOEL KINNAMAN as Rick Flag and KAREN FUKUHARA as Katana in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "SUICIDE SQUAD," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. 0

‘Suicide Squad’ yet another DC letdown

Maybe the hype was to blame, maybe the writing, maybe key pieces were lost in editing and reshoots, but Suicide Squad squanders its monumental potential with tonal missteps and a gaunt plot that leaves a lot to be desired. After seeing the great cast and the well-executed trailers, I was really rooting for this one, but it seems that DC has missed the mark yet again. *Contains spoilers