Jar-Jar Strikes Back

Actually, I don’t like referring to the famed director as “Jar-Jar Abrams” because I think the character of Jar-Jar was a more positive contribution to the Star Wars franchise than anything Mister Abrams has done (or is likely to do). I wish he would have just stuck with screwing up Star Trek.


There are people who think this way. Who didn’t realize “The Hobbit” (and LOTR) were loosely based on existing books. But now, I’m surprised they didn’t come out with watered-down, simplified novels for the movies. Publishing thinks less and less of it’s readers and is mandating that authors not use compound sentences, keep the paragraphs short, and write everything at an 8th grade level. Are they correct in thinking so low of their audience, or are they trying to make their readers dim?