I Miss Star Wars

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I just saw Star Wars – The Last Jedi.  I am at a loss what to write about it.  I have no strong opinions about it.  Sure, I can say things about it: it was way too long, one of the main plot threads turned out to be a snipe hunt, Luke’s “Just For Men” beard during the astral projection scene was a mistake, things like that.  But, really, it was just a movie that I saw, and that makes me awfully sad.

I love Star Wars.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Star Wars.  The original might have been the first movie I ever saw, and it is certainly the first movie I remember seeing.  I spent most of my childhood playing Star Wars.  There’s more than a decent chance that I majored in philosophy because of Yoda.  It’s hard to overstate how important Star Wars is to me.

I don’t want to disparage Rian Johnson or the cast.  The fact that I didn’t absolutely loathe it is something of an accomplishment having to follow Force Awakens.  They should have used my idea.  This movie never really had a chance.

Ultimately, this movie didn’t make me feel much of anything.  I’m sitting here trying to think of something to write about it, but coming up short.  I want to have opinions about it, but I really don’t.  Instead, I’m just sitting here feeling kind of sad, like some of the magic has left our world.

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