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Dan Hassler-Forest is an author and public speaker on media franchises, cultural theory, and political economy. He lives in the Netherlands and works as assistant professor in the Media Studies department of Utrecht University.
No matter how you look at it, this is a film that introduces us to a society where the weak have learned to worship at the feet of the strong.
The company has been collecting entertainment properties as if they were infinity stones — and it's reshaping the media world in its own image.
The most interesting thing about the Disney-era Star Wars movies is their embrace of social realism.