But frankly, the idea behind it is better than much of its execution. The dialog is poor across the board (when "I have a bad feeling about this" is a "quotable" line...) and George Lucas quickly loses control of the films' tone by the time he reaches Return of the Jedi. His constant and insane tweaking of the original films is objectionable in the extreme, and the prequels are overwrought, overdone, unnecessary, blaring cartoons.
But everyone's talking about Star Wars because, you know, another one's coming down the pike, and I personally think it'll be a good one, taking the road Lucas should have taken (but would have ruined) instead of the needless prequels. But given my grumpy attitude towards Star Wars, how can the SBG cover it, except with snark?
There is no way. Snark enabled. I'm going to do this across several posts, not unlike the way I covered Masters of the Universe (not a dissimilar film), tongue firmly in my cheek. I hope you're entertained by my quibbling. You don't have to agree with any of it. I'm not trying to rob you of anything, and feel free to trash my Trek, Who and Legion fandoms as much as you like. You ready?
Huh, I only made it through 6½ minutes of the film and I'm already exhausted. If you don't hate me yet, we'll pick this up next week, okay?