The original Star Wars Trilogy is the basis for why I wanted to become a film maker. My earliest memory is of watching a copy of Empire Strikes Back on VHS back in 1989/1990, from there on end it kicked my imagination into overdrive and it is one of the things I am most grateful for during my lifetime.
Then the prequels came out and destroyed it all, this for me was the begining of the end. They even effected the originals by having Hayden Christensen replacing Sebastian Shaw, (which left me in shock for days to come, and not in a good way) to the terrible CGI which will never come close to being as immersive and realistic looking as the miniature models, puppets and proper built sets.
Now the only original copies you can get on DVD are the worn out and poorly formated versions, which is a load of BS because in 1995 remastered versions were released on VHS ( cleaned up sound and film, not to be confused with the "special" editions that came out in 97/98 ), however they were classed as limited editions and It was just lucky I got them for Christmas that year they were released, "before the dark times, before the prequels".
In fact the only movies I would dare put before others as my all time favorite movies are as following:
- (Shared number one spot) "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Dark Knight"
- (Shared number two spot) "Star Wars: A New Hope", "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and "Batman Begins"
For me that is a pretty large step because there are so many good movies out there that it is difficult to place one in front of the other in terms of favouritism. On the flip side same goes for all the terrible films out there (most of which came after the millenium hit).
Final summation: Star Wars has been made into something other than what it originally was. Look at Star Wars today and you'll see it looks and feels nothing like the Star Wars that originally was. In fact the Star Wars of today (prequels, Clone Wars, KOTOR etc) looks and feels like a completely different universe/franchise. There is so much of the BS Star Wars of today that it is basically wiping the original Star Wars out of existence, in otherwords the originals are burried under miles upon miles of prequel crap that soon no one is going to be able to remember the originals.
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