random Star Wars thoughts Nov 14, 2018 19:04:26 GMT -5
Post by GamerL on Nov 14, 2018 19:04:26 GMT -5
Really now, there's no question there – Episode I is better, hands down. To do worse than the Christmas Special would take a tremendous effort. (Even Episode II was better.)
There's something to be said for Lucas at least having some kind of unique vision for the prequel trilogy, compared to Episodes VII and VIII.
One thing that's really fascinating looking back on the Prequels is how Lucas expanded the visual vocabulary Star Wars while still recognizably being "Star Wars"
The general "look" of the original movies sci fi design was angular with lots of doodads stuck on, the Prequels by contrast were all about smooth and curvy designs, this is most obvious when you compare the Naboo Starfighter with the X-Wing, the Starfighter is the polar opposite of the X-Wing in every way but they both still seem like they're part of the same universe, which is a clever trick.
Then you have stuff like Coruscant, which is still cool.
Meanwhile all the new movies have really been doing is putting spins on the classic Star Wars "look" and iconography, which is part of why they feel so bland, it's stuff we've seen before.
I mean where is stuff like Pod-Racing? An all new concept of something, all the new movies have given us is space battles, laser battles, lightsaber battles, nothing truly new, just the same old same old and the novelty has worn off fast.
Can I just say it's sad how much things have declined since 2012? Think back, Barack Obama easily won reelection which seemed to point towards a Democratic future and Disney bought Star Wars, which was unbelievably exciting news, the future seemed very bright and exciting.
Now cut to 6 years later and Trump is President and Disney's Star Wars sucks, where did it all go wrong?