I stood in line for 8 hours to get tickets for the midnight premiere of Episode I.
I battled my fellow nerd friends with homemade lightsabers in line for Episode II.
And, needless to say, I’m starting to get excited for Episode III.
But one fact has been consuming me like an X-Wing-filled swamp without a geriatric Jedi Master:
Thus far, the prequels have been, if nothing else, very painful to experience.
If your opinion differs from my own please feel free to start a thread devoted to explaining away Jar-Jar and “softer than sand”. Trust me, I’d love to have my opinion changed.
But I digress, the reason I have created this thread is to enable Star War’s devotees with a backup plan should Episode III be as painful as its predecessors that will allow us all to appreciate the fall of Anakin and the rise of Luke without having to acknowledge the agony of George Lucas’s “creative vision”.
Without further ado may I present:
The Rapid Mythification of The Star Wars Prequels
All memorable stories eventually are stripped of the whims and particularities of their original tellers as they are retold. Because of this fact we are all to some degree familiar with Ulysseus, Rocky (boxer or squirrel), the Ninja Turtles (guess my generation ;)) and countless of characters and stories. We, if in remembering we hope to reminisce, remember the memorable plot and characters free of poor production, bad acting, “creative vision”, etc.
Should Episode III be as traumatic as I and II I suggest we simply speed this process up.
Upon leaving the theatre, or (if you must express your disdain, a few days later) simply talk about the events of Episode III as if they were a rather vivid memories of a story reated sometime earlier in life.
Simple as that.
An escape from reality? Yes.
Nerd? Unapologetic? Defintely.
Please dicuss. (A little.)