Star Wars continues to shine for new generations

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Star Wars continues to capture new generations with Blu-Ray edition.

Star Wars: some people love it, some hate it. There usually is no middle ground. I am one of those people who is madly in love with it, which is why, when I heard that the complete saga was going to be released on Blu-Ray with 40 hours of unseen footage, I freaked out.

After hearing enough people continuously talk about it, I went online to find out more. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I did find some reviews. After reading the reviews I became skeptical about buying it, for a lot of the reviews said it was “horrible” and that the unseen footage ruined the movie.

You don’t watch Star Wars, you experience it. After experiencing it I fell in love, it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I felt as if I was a part of it. I didn’t discover this masterpiece until about 3 years ago. Before then I thought only Sci-Fi geeks watched it; man was I wrong.

Star Wars is about a young man named Luke Skywalker who is on a journey to take down the evil Empire. Along the way he also goes on a journey of self-discovery that acts as one of the many universal themes that drew people to this series.

There is so much action and drama, so many twists, and turns that viewers are never bored. The movies hold viewers interest by executing key plot twist like when Luke finds out that Darth Vader is his father or the tension between Han Solo and Leia. I kept finding myself so involved in the movies that I couldn’t help but scream at the TV when one of my favorite characters got into some sort of trouble.

Many people love these movies because they can relate to them on so many levels, like having to choose between good and evil, believing in choice or destiny, or having to go on a long journey to find out who you are.

Many people don’t like the full bodied Jabba the Hut or other changes made to the movies, but I think it gives you a glimpse into the mind of George Lucas. You can see how he pictures the movies and what he wanted certain scenes to look like.

No matter the changes made to Star Wars, I will still love the movie. George Lucas can add as many old scenes and new effects as he wants, but he can’t take away the epic story of that young farm boy named Luke and his dream of fighting the Empire.

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