I was never that into sci-fi. I guess you could say I'm still not. But I'm getting there, thanks to Netflix.
I know I saw Star Wars when I was a little kid, but it didn't really click for me until the digital redux when I was in high school. I learned to appreciate it even more in college when we studied the philosophy of Joseph Campbell that so much of the story is based on. To go back to the simple truth of the first post, HAN SHOT FIRST. That is one of the first things I remembered from the original. That and the trash compactor scene and thinking "hey this guy looks a lot like Indiana Jones."
My favorites changed over the years, sometimes it was Empire Strikes Back, then Return of the Jedi, then The Clone Wars. NEVER Phantom Menace (shudder). I understand Mr. Lucas was waiting for effects technology to improve enough so that we could see the movies on the screen the way he saw them in his head, but c'mon man. Was it necessary for the story to suffer just because the visuals were better? I will never forgive, only wish I could forget, the intro of Jar Jar Binks.
Why oh why couldn't all the movies have had his genius storytelling combined with showmanship like this.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Videos
For the record, no I haven't played swtor. Maybe now that it's free... What I really liked was the old school Atari game, Shadows of the Empire and Rogue Squadron on N64.
Just announced today, Disney has purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4.1 billion. Episode 7 is due out in 2015, with Disney planning to release subsequent feature films every 2-3 thereafter.
Disney Buys Lucasfilm
Thoughts? Opinions? Predictions?