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May. 10th, 2002 | 04:43 pm

so the new york times didn't like attack of the clones. they didn't like any of the other four movies either.

remember, when star wars first came out, there had never been anything like it. remember why you liked it so much. it wasn't the plot, it was that it was that finally special effects had caught up to the imagination and suspending disbelief took a back seat to complete immersion in the fantasy.

today, commercials on tv are more realistic than the original star wars. you aren't going to experience that wonder again. if that is what you are looking for, you will be disappointed. what i am enjoying about the new movies is the fleshing out of the sparse story line of the first trilogy. of course the state of the art special effects are nice, and i am glad lucas has so much cash at his disposal, but special effects are everywhere. i enjoy watching him build his universe, just as i like watching the star trek universe expand forward and backwards in time.

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from: acedia
date: May. 10th, 2002 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Stanley Kubrick's 2001 came out in 1968, almost a decade before STAR WARS, which was essentially a remake of an Akira Kurosawa film from 1958, called THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. Not only was it all seen before, but seen better. Why did I like Lucas' film so much when it came out?

Because I was 5 years old :)

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date: May. 10th, 2002 06:37 pm (UTC)
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i was 10 when 2001 came out. at the time it was awesome. now it seems quaint and a bit slow. i much prefer the book. i was 19 when star wars came out. i never knew the kurosawa connection. i'll have to check it out.

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date: May. 10th, 2002 11:20 pm (UTC)
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I just reread my comment and realized how snotty it sounded, which wasn't my intent. I think I'm just bracing for the onslaught of STAR WARS hype. For some reason, the series has been rapidly loosing my esteem over the last few years.

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