The Stormtrooper Paradox

Watch on YouTube

Show annotations

Download is disabled.

5,821,163

132,847

14,960

Genre: Entertainment

Family friendly? Yes

Wilson score: 0.8972

Rating: 4.5951 / 5

Engagement: 2.54%

Pop Culture Detective

Subscribe | 636K

Shared January 30, 2017

Help me make more videos!
https://www.patreon.com/popdetective

The Force Awakens does what no other movie in the long running Star Wars franchise has even done before: it humanizes Stormtroopers. Strangely the filmmakers seem unaware of the rather profound implications their new narrative has for the rest of their cinematic universe.



A full text transcript coming soon.

PATREON
This video was made possible by support from viewers like you! If you’d like to see more videos focusing on the intersections of entertainment, politics and masculinity, please head over to my Patreon page and help fund this web series:
https://www.patreon.com/popdetective

PAYPAL
If you'd rather make a one-time donation you can do that via PayPal:
https://www.paypal.me/popdetective


COMMENTS
YouTube comments are held for approval due to harassment of this channel. If you would like to participate in constructive online conversations about this video, please share it on your social media networks, or join other supporters on Patreon, where backers-only discussion threads are provided for each new video.
https://www.patreon.com/popdetective

FAIR USE
All multimedia clips included in this video constitute a 'fair use' of any copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of U.S. Copyright law, which allows for criticism, comment and scholarship. Learn more about fair use with this awesome app by New Media Rights! http://newmediarights.org/fairuse

CREDITS
Writer/Producer: Jonathan McIntosh
Motion Graphics: Jonathan McIntosh
Logo Design: Justin McIntosh
Music: Jonathan Mann
https://www.patreon.com/jonathanmann

Help us caption & translate this video!

http://amara.org/v/73ze/



22:28

Every Stormtrooper in Star Wars Explained By Lucasfilm | WIRED

2.8M views

23:52

Stalking for Love

1M view

13:58

The Tragic Story of a Clone who tried to be Darth Vader’s Friend [Legends]

6.1M views

10:21

More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch

30M views

14:56

10 Unsettling Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

2.7M views

28:53

Sexual Assault of Men Played for Laughs - Part 1

2.8M views

28:03

The Life of Luke Skywalker • Entire Timeline Explained (Star Wars)

148K views

11:58

Donald Trump: Lovably Sitcom Misogynist

549K views

14:12

Incredible Way the CIA Stole a Soviet Submarine During Cold War

803K views

25:03

The Incredible Japanese Prison Break

9.5M views

15:42

6 Advanced Sci-fi Civilisations Too Stupid To Really Exist (Part 1)

2M views

11:21

10 Reasons Why Clone Troopers Were Phased Out by The Empire

441K views

12:59

SAS Soldier Breaks Down 11 Military Scenes | Movies Insider

4.7M views

43:47

Cloning History Documentary | Ancient Kaminoans, Clone Wars, Reborn Emperor

267K views

21:10

The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory

4.3M views

51:03

A Flawed Masterpiece - A Rogue One Video Essay

247K views

11:06

Stormtroopers vs Clone Troopers (Phase 1)

3.6M views

17:00

Predatory Romance in Harrison Ford Movies

940K views

47:47

Cyberpunk Documentary PART 1 | Neuromancer, Blade Runner, Shadowrun, Akira

409K views