Originally Posted by JapanAir21
O, did your dumbass really start with Episode I?
And your invitation back has been renounced.
Nah...I started with A New Hope.
...It was so...eerie watching that movie. I've never seen something before where scene for scene for scene is, I guess iconic? Every single moment in the movie a moment
that I remember from a parody or a nerdy reference or some t-shirt. It doesn't even feel like a movie anymore, it feels like a movie trivia game called 'recognize this?' I half watched this on TBS when I was in middle school and other than trying to give it a shot after Phantom Menace, that's just about been it.
But every scene feels so familiar, even though I know I don't remember it from ever watching the movie. I think....for me...pop culture has ruined this film. Maybe this is a film you HAVE to see first. You've got to see it early and young and have it stick, because it's so ingrained in every part of movie fandom and americana, that if you wait and let every moment trickle in through pop culture, it will just take absolutely everything away from being able to enjoy it like you could an Indiana Jones or Goonies.or Gremlins or a Back to the Future.
I mean...I understand moments being popular. Even Deep Blue Sea has a moment that broke through. This ain't that. Every single scene in this movie is one of those. Every piece of dialogue has been a punchline or a reference somewhere else. Maybe it's a testament to just how larger than life and vital every piece of this movie was....what? 40 years ago? But I think it leans somewhere else, when something like that can remove the mysticism of a movie. That suspension of disbelief. And it just...
A New Hope is kinda boring and shallow to me. There are moments that hit...basically ever Darth Vader scene. And Obi Wan's brings some gravitas, but the age and simplicity of the film and characters shows. Now this might be a chicken and egg thing. You can almost feel the template and the DNA for every action adventure movie that came after it, being set. But because I've been exposed to all of the films the bit off Star Wars and got more ambitious or nuanced with their characters and storylines...
And then there's the uglier side of that where, you can feel it as the film goes on and on...this...THIS is the movie that killed film. Every single moment is a part of the party and ready for the trailer or a screenprint for the lunchbox. And that's the way these movies are now. Every moment of the film tries to be a moment, and it hits don't get me wrong. This funky, throwback, low budget swaggering mood hits those quirky opera moments. It's just inspired some of the worst filmmaking and writing instincts I think. I feel like all the giant spiders and Johnny Depp spazzing out were born here.
But it is
a good film for what it is. Seeing a Harrison Ford with pulse, and a Mark Hamill with a face, and a Carrie Fisher without a sponsor are a nice change. And just witnessing the magic in the creation of R2-D2, C3PO and Darth Vader are really special. Those 3, I'll admit, are forever. They lived up to the hype. I just wouldn't say the same for the rest of it. And the music was good, it's just...you hear it a million times...what's a million and 1?
Just kinda feels like...instead of famously awesome, this movie is famously famous. It's not a movie anymore. It's a museum at a theme park. It's a tumblr of a movie.
And I know what you're gonna say, but uh...I watched the b-stard version. My god. How do you **** on your own movie this badly? It's like if they spliced Finding Nemo into Jaws. Greedo shot first. Random little inserted 5 second scene changes would looked like PS2 cinematics. Edited by MrONegative - 2/20/14 at 8:27pm