I'm not a Star Wars fan. I saw the first three and the first of the second series. That one seemed to be all special effects and action scenes without much story line. I may watch the latest release out of curiosity. I might even be pleasantly surprised ... But I'll wait till it finds its way to TV.
I never got into Star Wars, so I'm not really all that excited about the hype around this latest release. I'm over here going - what's all the fuss about?
Star Wars fans are crazy, I'm not into that movie series.
I enjoyed it when it first came out in the 1970's ... But now, it's so watered down - seemingly more about merchandising than story line.
If you had a product or something you
wanted to sell would you display its best points,
or just say that it was ok and leave it at that?
You would want to say how great it was, this
would be to your advantage. Right?
Never did much for me either.
Something about hearing weapons firing in the vacuum of outer space.
So, when the original film was released I was 10 years old. NO ONE, had seen this type of Special effects in movies before. In terms of the film industry it was "monumental" . . . Both Lucas and Spielberg were directors who were associated with the term "Blockbuster" . . . This is where lines of people literally went on for a block or more to wait for a chance to purchase a ticket to see their next film.
Because of this, and all the magic that theater had for a young lad such as me at the time, I still hold the first three (which oddly are really movies 4, 5 and 6) to be "All That" . . . . My children were exposed to the indoctrination of the love for the movies, and by the time they were around my age (When I first saw Star Wars) and films 1, 2 and 3 were released, they were excited and engrossed. We had everything Star Wars in our house . . . From Light saber battles to dressing up as Jedi for Halloween. I was excited for them for these movies, and a child's excitement is very intoxicating.
Later when I really looked at the films . . . There was no real great story here. It was really just an idea of "Good versus Evil" . . .
I do like the newer movies, because I enjoy the director, and I understand the task that lays before him in keeping the "Idea" of Star Wars alive. Although the first of HIS movies was a lot like the very first film (number 4), I still see him trying to bridge that first excitement for that 10 year old boy I was, with the newness of a new storyline with unfamiliar characters for the man I am now.
I enjoy watching a Star Wars Movie however the newer ones seem to have lost a lot of the original story line and in many instances seem to be trying to apply a patch here and there.
Same old yarn spun in contemporary style?