I'm an Original Trilogy fan. Have been since 1983. My attic
is full of collectible toys and I have a lightsaber autographed by Mark Hamill. I've loved most things about the Galaxy Far, Far Away for a long time, and I was an adult in '83, so this isn't some 'my childhood memories have been ruined' thing.
I'm not going to see ROTS. I didn't see AOTC.
Lucas lost me at TPM. That was sad. 20 years, unlimited funds and technology and we got that.
I should envy those of you who anticipate this film and who will enjoy it, but I don't.
You should envy me- because I remember when SW was a 'modern myth', and aspired to be more than a 'kiddie movie'.
Lucas can tell whatever story he likes, the way he likes- but the Prequel films will never be incorporated into 'my' Star Wars.
It's part of the culture now- deeply personal- and it hasn't belonged just to Lucas in a long time. Whatever he set out to make- it has passed into modern myth in a way. He can ruin it for some by making it a stupid commercial for toys, but not for everyone.
What he's done is serve up a Star Wars buffet.
I'll pass the creamed cauliflower and liver( the PT) and go for the good stuff,( the OT). Bon appetit!
I thin Lucas has returned to his roots with this film. No more kid stuff...
I agree. I am not anticipating seeing this movie, but I must, since I have a 10-year-old who is in full SW Geek Mode right now. I'll have to go preview it before he can see it. IMO, Lucas jumped the shark with the Ewoks and finished it off with Jar-Jar Binks. Stick a fork in it. It's dead.
I know where you are coming from. I fell in love with the OT when I was a kid and nothing can ever top them, but regardless how relatively poor the prequels have been, I have learned to enjoy them. To me it has become all about the endless story. I've started reading the books, including the adaptation from the ROTS screenplay, and with all of the characters, their stories, and the way they all fit together--the movies have just become a formality for me. I know and love the story, and I'm not going to let stiff acting, corny lines, or Jar Jar interfere with that. But as I say, I completley understand your point of view.
"but the Prequel films will never be incorporated into 'my' Star Wars. "
Adding insult to injury Lucas is apparently intent to banishing from official public view your (and my) original star wars films, and instead only his updated improved slapstickish versions.