Star Wars: the descent to the Dark Side

I was nine when Star Wars first came out in 1977. It blew me away. Changed my life. Became like a religion–I joke that Star Trek is good entertainment but Star Wars is religion. (It can be argued that the former was better at inspiring tech and a hopeful future however.) But of course they are just movies and flawed ones at that. I will freely admit that the dialog of the original trilogy is a bit wooden however the descent didn’t really start until Jedi. Here is the timeline:

  • A New Hope: An amazing, ground breaking, record breaking film
  • Empire Strikes Back: In some ways an even better film (although a muppet as a main character? Hmmm.)
  • Return of the Jedi: Ewoks instead of Wookies? What! Why?
  • Special Editions: OMG! George, what have you done to my childhood!?
  • Phantom Menace: WTF! Rock bottom. Unwatchable.
  • Attack of the Clones: BBQ! When will the bloodletting stop!?
  • Revenge of the Sith: What a steaming pile of Sith!

So it is understandable that I prepared to watch The Force Awakens with trepidation. Here is a review that I agree with.

There is some good news however. Some have taken it upon themselves to:

What are your thoughts?

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