Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Yeah, I'll probably be seeing it again... it's easy to understand why it's the biggest thing in the history of ever.

It's easy to be cynical and pan it as a re-hash of the very first Star Wars movie, but the fact is, that's what a lot of fans have wanted for a long time: To plant their butts in theater seats and see the opening narrative scroll up the screen and then feel those feels as the young Nobody from Nowheresville turns out to be the badass hero who saves the day and Good triumphs over Evil and swell the music and bring up the lights and everybody cheer and go home.

Instead, we got three episodes of Jar-Jar and increasingly disjointed blatherskite revealing George Lucas's ideas about politics and economics.

It's good that a whole second generation of kids can now really grok why their parents make such a big deal about Star Wars, because now they know it's not just some incomprehensible CGI spectaculars on a dusty DVD boxed set.