Imagination Connoisseur Tommy Mårtensson thinks it may be time to leave Star Wars behind. Has a steady stream of disappointing sequels and series convinced Tommy to move on?
Maybe it’s time to say goodbye and leave that galaxy far, far away for good.
I’m possibly leaving Disney’s Star Wars behind.
This is something I thought I’d never feel, but I feel like I’m done with Star Wars. The original trilogy remains three of my favorite movies of all time (despite the many flaws of “Return of the Jedi) and they’re movies that I have loved since my childhood.
The prequels while not necessarily good movies in my opinion I feel are still very entertaining and because Lucas was at the helm his footprints (for good and bad) were there and as far as worldbuilding, lore, effects, and scope they were extremely ambitious. Looking at the big picture the prequels have a lot of worth despite all of their flaws because of all the content they add to the overall canon and continuity.
Then the sequels happened and … I just hate them.
I think they’re awful movies that rely too much on repeating visuals and story moments from the original trilogy instead of exploring all the possibilities of the Star Wars universe. It saddens me that with all the options and possible storylines they could have gone with they went with pretty much just a big rehash of the original trilogy, just worse in every conceivable way.
“Solo” was… Decent but pointless and while “Rogue One” was a visually pleasing action movie, ultimately. I found it quite pointless as well with boring, flat characters. Spectacular action, though. But I never feel the urge to rewatch them.
Mandalorian started out really good and I liked the first season a lot, but then season 2 came along and despite some great moments I think it fell short and one of the big issues for me was the bringing in characters from the animated series as well as Luke Skywalker. It just shrunk the universe. Gave it that “small town”-feel where everybody seems to know and/or have met everybody.
To me, that greatly ruined what I liked so much about the first season, because the first season felt fresh and like we were really exploring the galaxy again, despite Tattooine showing up….again… I’m so damn tired of that planet.
“The Book of Boba Fett” was just an embarrassment. I could barely finish it.
The animated shows are a mixed bag, both in tone and story quality. While I enjoyed watching them, I most likely won’t watch them again.
And now we have Kenobi.
Seeing Ewan McGregor back in the role is an exciting prospect but again I see characters from other Star Wars properties even in the trailers and it again gives me the feeling of the ever-shrinking universe and honestly, the trailers haven’t really done anything for me. I watched the trailers and felt nothing and honestly I’m not even sure I’ll watch it.
I see no ambition in Disney’s “Star Wars” other than maybe in the marketing and merchandising departments because it seems that’s where Disney’s only real interest in Star Wars lies and with that, my interest in their Star Wars dies.
Oh well… At least I still have the original trilogy and even the prequels.
I miss ya George.
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