Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A New Hype

I hate to say it, but I am really not that interested in the new Star Wars movies.

I know I should be, but...I don't know. I've never got caught up in all the Star Wars mythos. It's interesting, to be sure, and I don't hate the movies, but it seems like people have been mining that 10 hours or so of cinema for thirty years now, and the well's pretty much dry.

Well, maybe I'm being to harsh; I've never seen Episodes I - III. No reason; I just never got around to it. By all accounts that wasn't a bad idea.

I will admit that it will be pretty awesome to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, et al and see how they have developed. Sadly, I'm hoping it doesn't turn out like Indiana Jones did--and there's a decent chance that it might. Crystal Skull looked cool from a distance as well.

Maybe it's just being burned out on sequels. I feel like TV is where the huge cultural awesome things are happening; a lot of the original content on HBO and Netflix is exactly that, original. That sounds like an old man thing to say, and it probably is, but I just can't shake the feeling that we've seen this all before.

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