My family and I saw the latest Star Wars on Saturday and I greatly enjoyed it. It was a fine example of slam bam space opera and a rousing tribute to the best in the original trilogy of films. Not deep entertainment but quite satisfying. My review follows below the fold and the usual spoilers warning is in full effect. Continue Reading
Well at least that is the way I felt about the series half-way through the mid-point of the misbegotten second trilogy. Leaving aside the fact that it created the most annoying fictional character, runner up Dobby the House Elf,
Steppin Fetchit Jar Jar Binks in the past half century, (Oh Dobby, Jar Jar! The woodchipper is jammed again. Could you please use your remaining hands to unjam it once more?), the writing was terrible, the plots puerile and the acting very bad. A major disappointment for me after the magic of the first trilogy.
Tomorrow the family will be picking up my son at the train station, fresh from the finals of his third semester in law school, eat a nice meal and then go to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A review will doubtless follow unless I am arrested for assaulting someone attending the film dressed as Jar Jar. For your amusement, here is the classic parody of the series from 1978, Hardware Wars: Continue Reading