Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode VI

The end.  The beginning.
This is it folks.  The last of six, and the lead-in to what will be.  This thing sends the original trilogy out on a monotone note, really, despite its best efforts to raise the stakes.  However, as we’ll see, this is the film that really made the prequels possible – for better or worse.  Still, it’s packed with enough fun and mythos to make it enjoyable repeatedly. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Star Wars Recap: Episode V

This is the one you’ve waited for folks.  That is, unless you’re tired of me writing, thereby the next one will be the one you’re waiting for.  Unless I decide to write one for The Force Awakens, but I’m thinking that one will take multiple viewings, and that might be difficult to secure tickets for after my initial viewing in t-minus 43 hours and 30 minutes, give or take.  But I digress.  This is the quentisentail film in the saga.  A film better in almost every conceivable way, and without total control by George Lucas.  Get excited!

A Star Wars Recap: Episode IV

“Finally,” you might be saying, “he’s moved on to the real Star Wars movies.”  Well, yes I have.  Not that I don’t consider the prequels Star Wars movies, but these are the originals.  And they’re better…for the most part.  So, for further reflection, let’s journey back to 1977…or 1997…or whenever I first saw this film in its entirety…