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Star Wars is fantasy, not sci-fi (Star Trek is sci-fi).

I am a child of Star Wars (but was always more of a 'fanboy' of Indiana Jones...).

I was not-quite-five when the original came out. I don't remember seeing it in a theater then, but I probably did...

I DO remember leaving Empire Strikes Back in tears, because I wasn't happy with my favorite character (Han, naturally) being frozen in carbonite and seven year-old me didn't get 'they'll thaw him out in the next one'...

(Eight year-old me was likewise upset coming out of Raiders of the Lost Ark - even though I LOVED it, and would - then and now - call it my 'favorite movie' - I didn't understand the concept of the James Bond-ish opening not relating to the main plot, and even though I had no troubles following the story, I was irritated that the idol stolen by Belloq at the beginning was not a story thread that really mattered or would be commented on again in the film, beyond Indy telling Marcus that he thought he could retrieve it in Marrakech... I was happy, years later, when one of the stories in the Marvel comic reunited Indy with the idol... another by the same writer told an ambiguous Abner Ravenwood-didn't-really-die story that was interesting...)

I loved Jedi. I'm ten years-old... perfect ending to me...

The prequel trilogy is/was deeply disappointing and flawed, but I don't hate them as some do. Natalie Portman was super-hot, and I like Ewan McGregor a lot and thought he was well-cast... the music, effects, fights were good... but George Lucas betrayed his babies, and the series is much better off for not being in his hands now.

I GENERALLY agree with Krystal that a film series is usually burnt after two or three entries. But I'm loving the Marvel Cinematic Universe (twelve movies and four tv series so far!)... I'm very, very excited and hopeful about Star Wars, and that it's never leaving our lives again - and yes, they won't/can't all be great movies, but...

I'm skeptical about DC/Warner Bros. being able to replicate Marvel's success with their shared universe, but I understand why they're trying... I understand why there's a new series coming set in the world of Harry Potter...

Some ambitious ideas are dumb. A shared universe of the Universal Monsters?... I don't think that's going to work...

Anybody see Creed ('Rocky 7') yet? I liked Rocky Balboa ('6') very much... sometimes, you CAN still have something to say, tell another story in the same world, even though we'd thought we'd seen the last of it...
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