Yeah... I think too many of us, myself included, have at times put Star Wars on a pedestal where we expect way too much out of every little detail and force ourselves to be disappointed if its not absolutely incredible.
I mean, it's less about the details to me and more about the feel.
When I first saw star wars I was six or seven or something. I lived in a small town in New Zealand where nothing ever happens. The furthest town in the furthest country from any bright centre of the world. My mum left my dad when I was three or so, so I had no real father figure, I did get a step dad when I was five but I was always acutely aware he wasn't my real dad, who became this shadowy mythic figure to me. You can see the parallels no? When I saw Luke, I felt like I was watching a fantastical version of myself. He even had sandy hair and blue eyes (kinda green but whatever) like myself. He was everything I wanted to be and do. Leave the ****hole town and follow in his father's footsteps. So those movies stuck with me and resonated so strongly, of course they are on a pedestal of sorts. Star Wars raised me as much as the communities I've lived in did. I'm sure there are millions of people with the same connection to it.
So yeah, nothing ever will match that obviously. Hopefully the ST is strong enough to resonate with a young girl or boy somewhere who has the same connection I felt to Luke and the story of the OT. Somehow, I can't help but feel like they (the ST) don't have that same magic to kids these days.
Edited by Odine, 05 September 2019 - 02:09 AM.