I think the critical consensus is that all of us –steeled for disappointment after the travesty of the prequel trilogy –were perhaps just a little overly celebratory of The Force Awakens, a film that exceeded[…]
Third in a series comparing and contrasting the original Star Wars trilogy with the newest movie, The Force Awakens Perhaps the biggest point of weakness for The Force Awakens, as compared to the predecessor it[…]
Part of a series comparing and contrasting the new movie (The Force Awakens) with the original trilogy: One of the things that made the original Star Wars movie, “A New Hope,” so compelling was that[…]
SPOILER ALERT – Plot points of the original Star Wars Trilogy and The Force Awakens discussed below. A key point of comparison and contrast between A New Hope and The Force Awakens is their respective[…]
J.J. Abrams’ new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, has been both praised and panned for how deeply it is reminiscent of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. The new movie reflects its[…]
For many people, the main appeal of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies is the “Jedi Way,” the philosophy/religion that guides the mystical Jedi knights. But where does this philosophy come from, and does it hold up under scrutiny?
I realize may lose geek points for placing Star Wars this low –my only defense is that we have seven absolutely stellar pieces of film yet to go after this… George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977)[…]