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Friday, 19 November 2004



Oh, you poor, misguided soul. I was looking forward to The Phantom Menace with all the excitement and optimism you display. That's all done now. Not because it was 'bad' because I don't think it was 'bad.' But it made me re-evaluate the Star Wars movies in general, and remember that I was 12 years old when Star Wars first rocked my world. Here's what I wrote in an online review of The Phantom Menace at www.themanroom.com:
At first, I was disappointed with this movie. I found the story simplistic, and the pacing rushed. Then I went back and watched the original Star Wars, and found, to my surprise, that the story was simplistic, and the pacing was rushed. It seems I'm not 12 years old any more.
Only now, at the end, do I understand, when I look at what movies rock my 10 year old son's world.


And you know, that's one of the biggest reasons why I still love these movies. The old and the new; the old moreso. Because they're so simplistic. It's a classic tale of Good vs. Evil, with Good winning in the end. It appeals to me on a very basic level. Part of the appeal is the fact that they dredge up my own childhood memories.

It's the exact same reason I still love watching Looney Tunes cartoons. The fact that Saturday mornings are inundated with crap these days doesn't hurt either.

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