Can the new Star Wars movie be good?

Did you know that a new Star Wars movie is opening this weekend?  I’m pretty sure you do, since I have never seen so much hype for a movie.  Nor have I seen so much merchandising before a movie has even been released.  As a Star Wars fan like the rest of humanity, I’m looking forward to seeing it and I hope it lives up to expectations.  But there are some aesthetic and cultural reasons why it might not. [Read more…]

The new Star Wars trailer

It won’t be released until about this time next year–December 15, 2015–but a trailer has been released for Star Wars Episode 7:  The Force Returns.  The movie will pick up the story of the galaxy far, far away beginning 30 years AFTER Return of the Jedi.  It will feature some of the same actors, 30 years older, who starred in that 1983 masterpiece, including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Hans Solo, and Carry Fisher as Leia.  The director is J. J. Abrams, which should be promising.

So as a public service for those of you who, like me, are hungry for fun movies (we saw Interstellar yesterday, which was interesting but fell way short of fun), I am posting the Star Wars 7 trailer after the jump. [Read more…]

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May the Mouse be with you

Disney has bought Lucasfilm and is promising a reboot of the Star Wars series, with Episode 7 promised for 2015.

Given that the Star Wars episodes have been more or less disappointing since the original trilogy and that the imaginary universe has been given a certain closure, do you welcome more Star Wars movies?

Do you expect a Disneyfication effect on what was originally an innovative independent production?   (Will the aliens now wear white gloves and have long eye-lashes?)