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Posted by RichardBatchelor - November 8th, 2012

Star Wars: LET IT GO ALREADY!!!!!!!!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...............

etc, etc, etc, you know the rest..............

So last week it was announced Disney had bought Lucasfilm and will release a 7th Star Wars film in 2015, the reaction to this was as you'd expect, angry self entitled fan boys across the land whined for the world to hear. Cries of 'you've raped my childhood' rung out, idiots claiming this is the start of the apocalypse and I've even read people claiming Star Wars had sold out. So as a huge Star Wars nerd myself do I feel like this? do I agree with any of this? absolutely not.

I'm not even going to go into the original series, it was timeless, classic, untouchable. Nothing, I repeat, nothing, is ever going to take that away from it. So heres the cold hard truth, like it or not its George Lucas' franchise, or was as now is the case. The decisions made about it are down to him and his company. You don't like it? Tough shit.

There are thousands upon thousands of franchises out there for you to choose from and you know what? the same damn thing applies to them too!. Men In Black 3 was awful, but like Star Wars (and all types of media for that matter come to think about it) it doesn't take away the fact that the 1st Men In Black is brilliant, one of my favourite sci-fi movies for sure. The Green Lantern was awful but that doesn't take away the fact that the comic books are great. Linkin Park will never make an album on the same level as Hybrid Theory, BUT THEY STILL MADE HYBRID THEORY!!! (I could be here all day, seriously, but your versions of this below).

Ok so lets talk Phantom Menace, This is what annoys me most about Star Wars fans, the fact that they think they own the franchise and constantly rate Phantom Menace as one of the worst films of all time. Not even close, ok I agree Its not a great movie, its average, 2.5 out of 5, a film that looks great, amazing score (Seriously, some of John Williams best work, and thats saying something) gets the action right but messes up in the story and character development and kinda drags in places (Sound familiar to about a hundred or so other movies churned out by Hollywood every year).

Its not even the worse Star Wars movie, Attack Of The Clones is much worse, they actually listened to the cries of these fanboys and tried to please every single one of them to the point where it was just creepy. Like look! that dude looks just like fan favourite Boba Fett, look! Yoda is in a lightsabre fight, look! Jar Jar Binks suddenly has less of a role all of sudden, look! Natalie Portman is dressed in a provocative way just like Princess Leia was, see? we're still Star Wars, oh god, please love us again? Please? LOVE US!!.

So hence the title, let it go already, the Phantom Menace was never meant for the older generation it was meant for the new fans like films 2 and 3 were, like the new Clone Wars TV series, like Star Wars lego, like the new Disney meets Star Wars merchandise, etc, etc. So to address the outcries, no, your childhood has not been 'raped' that expression is beyond stupid, Star Wars sold out a looooooooooong time ago, but hey, heres a golden nugget of knowledge that often gets forgotten, HOW DO YOU THINK THEY KEEP FRANCHISES FUNDED, GOING AND DOING SO WELL?!

Also lets not forget that since Disney took over Marvel, Avengers Assemble has been released, one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. So lets give them a chance as I feel Star Wars is in very good hands, I've no idea what they'll do with a 7th movie, but looking forward to seeing so all the same. In conclusion, and if this hasn't changed your mind, then take Yoda's advice 'Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate' and that right there is the path to the dark side folks.........

I'm Richard, you're awesome for reading this and may the force be with all of you..............

P.s. If you believe Mickey Mouse will star as a Jedi in the movie then you are whats wrong with the world.

Comments (1)

Between the over popularized fan fictions and the nerd outcries for them and the hatred they have for George Lucas, but will forgive him for anything like some estranged omniscient god. Star Wars will always pull in money no matter how shitty they make it.

I am curious about how the story will progress and the possible casting. However I don't have my hopes as high up there. Also I am one of the few Star Wars fans who loved The Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks.