The Age Where Nothing Ever Ends

"It's time for the Jedi to end."

It's time for a lot of stuff to end, in fact, one could argue that Star Wars should end, but unfortunately, nothing will end until this earth is destroyed. 

"Woah, Will. Where is this coming from?"

X-files just got revived for 10 more episodes, Fast and Furious 8 just came out, and The Last (ha) Jedi trailer has played in front of our eyeballs. Meanwhile, Gilmore Girls, Full House, and Mystery Science Theater are all back into the fold. I'm about to go watch the season premiere of Fargo, a show based on the 90s Coen Brothers movie. 

The fact is, as long as there is money to be made, nothing you love (or anyone else also loves) will ever end. I just wrote about T2: Trainspotting, a sequel that came out 20 years after the first for absolutely no reason (even though it turned out to be an incredible movie). There also a Baywatch movie coming out soon as well as Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Transformers 5 (which I will not be fooled into seeing this time).

Even Breaking Bad, which I believe ended perfectly, hasn't truly ended; Better Call Saul is a prequel spinoff that hints at the post-Walter White future throughout. The spinoff is very good, but it does kind of bother me that the ending of Breaking Bad could at all be tainted. 

James Gunn claims that Guardians of the Galaxy will only have 3 entries and then it's done. Do we actually believe that? It's only a matter of time before a Harrison Ford of 2017-aged Chris Pratt comes out of space retirement when my kids are my age. 

We all enjoy these characters and franchises, but all they really are is business pawns. You get upset that your favorite indie director, Shane Black, made a soulless entry to the Iron Man series or Joss Whedon blew it with Avengers 2? All of these blockbusters and big fun action movies always end up being formulaic, because it works, and it makes money. These movies cease to be art, and they are simply a product to sell. 

But it's not just movies: Bands always reunite, a TV personality gets fired and they go off and use the internet to continue their career, and Brett Favre will always come out of retirement. 

We've reached a horrifying dimension of this in Rogue One when Grand Moff Tarkin was literally brought back from the dead via CGI. Is nothing sacred? You can't even end via death anymore.