Happy birthday, Star Wars! The present I was hoping to get you is not quite ready yet. So instead, inspired by some debates on episode 7 (e7), I’ve recently read, I’ve decided to analyze why the original films of SW worked, and the new stuff less so.
Wonder why I’ve been doing so much Star Wars lately? Yep – Rogue One released to the public and I finally got a copy (steelbook, of course – because I’m THAT guy). So time to top it off until Christmas time when we get to do Star Wars fever all over again!
Previously on “nate rants about stuff only he cares about.”
For my blog, episode 3 assumes the dreams linked above were made. Hopefully the symbolism in this one isn’t too obvious. I’ve also included a few dialog points for scenes that I think what is said by the characters is important. Also emphasis on this being a rough draft. If I ever come back and reread this I might change a few things.
Random content alert! Let’s beat a dead horse.
Review? General bitching? Thoughtful analysis? Fanboy whining? You decide!
Yeah things have been too busy for me to get around to writing it as a script, but inspired by the “how would you do the prequels” from the sfdebris forums I thought I would do an overview here. If you want me to go into a long treatise about why episode 2 failed as a story, just let me know.
One of the first computer games I ever played (almost THE first unless you count some of the 8bit prepackaged stuff that would come with PCs like solitaire) was a little title called Star Wars: Dark Forces. This was one of the first cinematics:
Yes complete with informative annotations because why not?
(if you want to know how the games goes, all the cutscenes can be viewed in a row here)
This week, we also got to watch a little teaser trailer…
Here’s hoping we get a pretty decent Dark Forces movie later this year. The new movies could do a lot worse plundering the expanded universe…