I don’t know about anyone else, but over the last couple of years the aura that surrounded the Star Wars creation has been steadily de-advancing :) Sure, I got into the hype .. pretending to know lots about the universe and the characters, showing forth great wisdom.
Anyways, I’ve come to believe the original trilogy was good, even great, but now awesome .. Now I don’t mind receiving some flak for that .. What really matters is the last two Star Wars movies. If you count in all the background and anticipation. The first one might have just clawed it’s way into good, but not in my books. And the second is, imho, worse. It could have built up the huge tensions between the characters (Darth-to-be etc), but instead it seemed the plot was paper-thin, the acting wooden, and the plot paper-thin. Hmmmm.
Admittedly I only sat through the first half and hour, so perhaps it may have gotten better. My Dearest Other Half tells me it didn’t.
X-Men did it. Spidey too, Blade and Blade 2, and there are more I’m sure that have successfully brought the sci-fi / fantasy creations into today. Why couldn’t Star Wars cut the cheese?
Goodwill and Salutations to you all,