J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode IX: Pros and Cons

Last week Disney released news again of agreeable differences with a director. This time it was Colin Trevorrow. The man in the director’s seat for episode IX. The film that may or may not be the close of the Skywalker Saga. This came shortly on the heels of Disney cutting ties with Lord and Miller on the Han Solo Anthology film. Disney took on the task of recreating the awe all Star Wars fans had when watching the original trilogy. In doing this they may have stressed themselves out trying to be perfect. As a fan I say bravo we deserve something perfect, but as a follower of the House of Mouse I say “control issues much?”

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Filmiversary: HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY, Star Wars: A New Hope

If you are sitting down to watch the original Star Wars movie and your first question is not “Which format?” and then “Which version?” then you have not been a fan for as long as I have. When Star Wars: A New Hope came out, I was not the kind of kid who was focused enough to watch a movie in the theater. I’ll admit it – I had an attention span problem. That is why my first viewing was on VHS a year later. Then laserdisc, dvd, blu-ray and now streaming. And, I keep on watching.

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