/ New Star Wars Films - episodes VII, VIII, IX
I wonder how good they will be. Fingers crossed.
Agreed, the Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones were dire. Quite liked Reventh of the Sith though.
I don't think I will bother with these despite being Star Wars mad since 1978. Episodes I, II & III managed to do what I thought impossible, they completely turned me off the Star Wars universe. I still watched Ep IV at the weekend but it wasn't the same. Jar-Jar Binks made me grow up - the bastard!
Like many other, I was Starwars mad as a yoof. I remember reading an interview with Lucas saying he had originally intended there to be 9 films. I thought what a great idea, until they did the 3 prequeals...
Best leave it alone before they destroy any of the remaining goodwill of the fans and anything that was in any way cool about the original films.
This is true--there's a huge range of extra material out there that goes way beyond the films. Even the computer games that have been produced in the genre have managed to generate a lot of storyline between them (ie. the Jedi Knight series, which all take place after Episode VI).
Personally I quite liked Episodes I-III...
Yes but is there not an analogy with middle earth here? There is a vast wealth of other material Tolkien wrote on middle earth, and it's that that gives lord of the rings it's depth and sets it apart from other fantasy worlds. But you wouldn't necessarily want to read it in its own right
I can say this with some authority having ploughed through the book of lost tales 1 and 2 many years back...
Not read any of the star wars books, so perfectly happy to be proved wrong, but the films 1-3 struck me as telling a story that didn't need to be told, it was better just being alluded to as back story in the proper films...
As an aside, I wonder if George Lucas still has all the rights to the merchandising of the franchise?
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