Star Wars: A Haiku Awakens

A hero’s journey

Simply starts on Tatooine

With a farm boy

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Death star plans stolen

A tiny weakness revealed

Destruction looming

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A rogue space pirate

Looking for his next big score

Takes on the challenge

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Spaceships and lasers

Battles rage among the stars

Good versus evil

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Black suited villain

Rules the entire galaxy

With an iron fist

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I managed to squeeze in the original three Star Wars movies this week just in time for the latest saga in this series. I thought I might put the movies in order the way I like to watch them.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. A New Hope
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. Revenge of the Sith
  5. The Clone Wars
  6. The Phantom Menace

Needless to say, I am more of a fan of the older ones than the newer ones. I turned five in ’77 just when the whole thing was blowing up so you can understand my one-sided love for the original trilogy. Jedi (as a kid) was my favorite, but as an adult I find Empire and Hope to be almost tied in the watch the most category in this saga for me. I still love Jedi, but I do see more flaws now in it than I did way back when. New Hope and Empire though are flawless and stay flawless no matter how many times I watch them. I am also warming to the prequels even though I do see them as a failed opportunity by Lucas to bring back the magic of this series. The prequels were only concerned with one thing, and it is an obvious thing – special effects. George really wanted to show off what he could do with CGI and it shows. Anyway, not going to go to the dark side on the prequels, but I just wanted to let you know I’m not as much of a hater on them as I used to be.

That’s about it. If you get out to seeing the new movie today (bought my ticket in advance) I hope you enjoy it. I hear it gets a lot of stuff right this time around.

Quick question:

Do you think Disney will eventually remake the prequels? 

I see them as being a negative on the series because of all the hate from fans. It seems like Disney would want to erase that with their new billion dollar property. I honestly think this will eventually happen.

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