“There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?
The Dark Side…and the Light.”
Reflections on the Importance of ‘Star Wars’
The new Star Wars trailer is out, and there’s a subtle hint of excitement in the air again, not felt since before the epic disappointment of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels (episodes I through III). Yes, this excitement is an awakening of sorts, ironically the title of the J.J. Abrams first sequel is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” There have already been jokes and complaints about the title: ‘Has the Force been asleep all this time?’ ‘Was it just audiences sleeping though Lucas’ prequels, pretending that Jar Jar Binks was just a bad dream?’
Growing old is nothing to brag about, but I hold a little pride in the fact that I was old enough to remember seeing the original Star Wars in the…
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