Grey Star said:You need to watch it with an open mind to get a true experience. If you go into the movie constantly thinking about what Hamill’s said about the film, you’ll hate it just because he didn’t like it. It’s nof w perfect film, but it’s worth experiencing for any Star Wars fan without hatred.
Grey Star said:It was a fine movie and like I said, for the fans. I wouldn’t want someone not already invested to waste their time with the movie, they simply wouldn’t enjoy it. The only thing that makes Star Wars films worth watching, outside of being a fan of the battle and duel sequences, is to understand the old EU. In fact, the only reason Star Wars is so loved by the majority of the non-casual fans is because of great works in the EU that outstrip the original movies. The series was never great, it was only properly timed and has more or less sustained itself more on marketing than exceptional quality. Except of course, now with Solo they failed on their own strength, properly timing a movie’s production and release to fit the market.
I disagree however, that Star Wars does not capitalize on the concept of science fiction. Because it’s not science fiction at all. It does somewhat examine the effects of technology like lightsabers, planet killing battle stations, and droid armies, but it has never really cared to fully explore them in the movies. Instead it focuses on messiah stories, a hero rising from nothing but poverty and failed aspirations to save the galaxy out of a selfless lack of reasoning in the case of Luke, out of a jealous and prideful desire for Anakin, and... Rey exists. She does things. The reason I believe is because Star Wars is more or less divorced from it’s setting when it comes to the way the story is written. It’s a fantasy story set in space with space characters but not space stories. So to call it sci-fi, to even consider it, is laughably over stating the intents of the creator.