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Author Topic: Star Wars: The Force Awakens  (Read 1051 times)

Ras Algethi

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« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2017, 12:54:44 pm »
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That makes sense too, but was it in the movie?

Doesn't the crawl pretty state it?

Edit to add: What is not addressed is why. Why was the Resistance even created, why not just be Republic forces.
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« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2017, 01:41:06 pm »
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Which generally all started with Empire and it's fixation on providing a 'deeper' set of themes and relationships, I'd argue. Which is why it wasn't as good as the original, which was like a cultural breath of fresh air in the cynical 70s by contrast.

In some ways, it'd been better if it had not been quite as successful, remaining a stand-alone movie without any sequels and prequels - go on, admit it.

I like the first movie, but I also don't think the first movie alone is what makes Star Wars so enjoyable after so many decades. I get your point about the cynical 70s, but since I was 1 when it came out, that context is pretty meaningless to me. The first one I saw in the theater was Jedi (which hugely affected me). I saw Star Wars and Empire on TV and Empire is the one that really stayed with me.

Empire is what makes the movies so good in my view. When I watch episode 4, it is mainly so I can get to empire.

But these are subjective preferences.

However if they stopped at the first movie and didn't make any more, I doubt it would have had the continuous impact it continued to have over the years.