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LET'S HOPE DISNEY KEEPS STAR WARS ON THE RUN

Two desert suns and a pair of hot rod headlights
Both of the greatest movies that were directed by George Lucas involved characters on the run or on the go... in transit and not stuck in any particular place for very long, and both stories were energetic and incredibly entertaining...

And, although both were made a long, long time ago they still hold up and always will.
In and out: that's what adventure's all about
These are AMERICAN GRAFFITI, about a group of youngsters cruising a boulevard and STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (and the next two films using other directors) about a group of rebels fighting an evil Empire.

The characters from GRAFFITI and STAR WARS had one main thing in common: they were always moving. Even Luke Skywalker, who was stuck in a particular homestead, desperately wanted out.
Gonna need a brand new start 'cause this place sucks
The new STAR WARS prequels had many issues, but the main problem was how each episode centered on planets with spaceship freeways, senate halls, waterfalls, fish people, 50's style diners with alien cooks wearing wife-beater shirts, gambling sports bars and other computerized nonsense.

These rightfully maligned films were so overloaded with overpopulated planets and places that... unlike scant rebel hideaways like Hoth, Yavin or the murky swamps of Dagobah... there were too many things going on while the characters were idle and lazy within the safe confides of their cozy homeland.
Computer generated planets are very tranquil and boring
DISNEY just acquired the rights to STAR WARS (and has, since this post was written, hired JJ Abrams as director), and with new movies on the way, let’s HOPE they learn from the original STAR WARS trilogy and AMERICAN GRAFFITI where the protagonists never looked back...

For then, and only then, we can return to that "used future" George Lucas created in the first place!
Never a dull moment when there's no place called home... in any story!
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2 comments:

  1. Awesome insight! I had never thought about STAR WARS in that way before. How they were always moving, never sitting still in set locations. Dude! Still bubbling in my head contemplating what you just wrote. Awesome.

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  2. You are the best movie reviewer, Jim.

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