It’s one of the most anticipated films of the year, if not the decade; ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will be released in cinemas next month and this time last year I personally could not have cared less. Now however, as I had mentioned briefly in my first post, (see ‘My First Ramble’) I have been converted to the dark side (sorry!) and have to admit that I too find the films extremely entertaining to watch.
Before I had even considered watching the two trilogies, I became aware of many opinions about the iconic sci-fi franchise. For example, some that I talked to much preferred the original features from the 80’s, whereas others were completely fanatical about the entire franchise and couldn’t say anything negative about either trilogy.
I have to say I did spoil the films for myself in a way, since I watched them in numerical order and not the intentional order of their release; (I can practically hear the fans gasping) however, I have to say that it took me longer to fully engage with the original trilogy than the prequels in the late 90’s. I’m not sure whether this was simply because the 90’s editions are more technically pleasing to the eye or because I found the puppets used to portray extra-terrestrials more amusing than entertaining. However, I cant’ deny that the reveal of the ultimate villainous icon ‘Darth Vader’ as ‘Skywalker’s’ father in ‘Empire Strikes Back’, isn’t one of the biggest plot twists in the science fiction genre. But generally, I can’t see why a lot of the fans out there seem to dislike the prequel trilogy so much – if anything it provides a much deeper insight into the galactic world of Star Wars and all it’s much loved characters.
Sorry if this has been a bit of a boring post for any sci-fi haters out there, however I aim to cover as many varieties of genre in film as physically possible. So if this wan’t for you – hang on in there, you never know what film is next on my ‘Watchlist’.
That’s my ramble over for today.