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I think I am beginning to hate Star Wars.

When I was a kid, I totally loved the films. When I was sick, I used to sit on the couch and watch one of them. It didn't matter which one, though I had my favourites, at different times.

But, it has been hard to keep the love. The redone versions of the original three, with new scenes and altered moments, were hard to take. Just leave it, y'know? I don't care if the effects can look better now. I don't care if you can swap a voice or an actor over. I don't care, I don't care, I don't care. There were a few games. I played a couple. There were a number of pop culture references. I made a few. Then, there was the prequels, and they--lets face it, they were shit. Cool lightsaber fights don't make up for terrible film making, with each film getting subsequently worse, culminating in Revenge of the Sith, which was a complete and utter mess, from start to end.

Now, there's an MMO.

Now, there's 3D Star Wars prequels.

Now, there's more pop culture references.

And--and it saddens me to say this--but I think I am starting to hate Star Wars.

I feel as if the films have done nothing to warrant this continual saturation of the media. The books, the cartoons, the game, the parodies and homages, they might all be very good--and in fairness, some are, for I did love the Robot Chicken Star Wars episodes--but the films, the creations by George Lucas...

They were just not very good.

Maybe I'll get over this, and soon. I don't really want to hate on Star Wars. The memories I have of the original three films are pretty good ones, for me at least, and I feel that in part, my aversion to things in the franchise now are because they keep attacking the memories of a six and seven year old boy in front of the TV, watching big spaceships and lightsabers.

But, y'know...

There has to be a moment when you say enough is enough. Where you say, "It was cool. The original ones were cool."

"Lets leave it alone, now."

"Lets make something new."

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switchknitter
Feb. 7th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
The MMO is fucking awesome, actually, because it was done by BioWare and Lucas didn't write a single thing in it. The writing in the game is fabulous.
benpeek
Feb. 7th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
it's what i've heard, too. but the point is i just feel over saturated with the franchise, y'know? everywhere you turn, there's a star wars reference, or something, these days.
porphyre
Feb. 7th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
OH GOD SERIOUSLY.

About time it started getting to other people, too.

it's got to the point where I may have to make a house rule about star wars, just because the omnipresent cultural references piss me off SO DAMNED MUCH.
porphyre
Feb. 7th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGH.
benpeek
Feb. 7th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
maybe we'll learn to love again!
porphyre
Feb. 7th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Except I never had a particular love for it in the first place. I was born a little later. There was other sci-fi by then, it was normal.
nick_kaufmann
Feb. 7th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I kind of agree, though I don't think I'll ever hate the first three the way I do the prequels.
ataxi
Feb. 9th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
The first three were merely good fun for kid-me. I could list at least a couple of hundred films I prefer, if I was at gunpoint with the internet handy.

The rest of it really was poor, though if I have to have a soft spot it is for Planet of the Hoojibs, a book-and-tape I had when I was about 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36A-1UmGGWg

Can't say I'm that bothered by another re-release of the films. I never get out to mainstream cinemas now anyway, and the last lot more or less passed me by (the remasters, not the dreaded prequels, which I dutifully watched and deplored).
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