When news of a new Star Wars trilogy surfaced in the mid-90’s, a collective cheer came from Star Wars fans everywhere. With George Lucas deciding to focus the new trilogy on the Fall of the Old Republic and the Rise of the evil Darth Vader, everyone who had any interest in Star Wars must have been salivating. It would be unfair to expect this film to live up to those lofty expectations, but unfortunately, due to a few unfortunate creative decisions made by Master Lucas, we have a film that is under even reasonable expectations for a film of this stature. That isn’t to say this film is a failure; it succeeds in many ways and does have a story to tell, but it does make a few missteps which have helped to contribute to these new films as being seen as a disappointment when compared to the original trilogy.Let’s start with what worked: the special effects. Endless scenes of CGI are old hat now, but in 1999, this film was nothing short of breathtaking. Lucas didn’t settle for a small jump over films such as Jurassic Park and Terminator 2, he went for the jugular and pulled out one… Read full this story
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