Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a recurring feature here on Film Goblin – NERD FIGHT!
How it works is really simple. A movie related central supposition or motion is proposed, and then everyone everywhere can go full geek and debate that motion.
The only rules are:
1) Stay on topic.
2) No personal attacks / don’t be a dick!
3) Have fun.
We start with the one subject guaranteed to get a reaction from every movie geek – STAR WARS.
The specific supposition is this:
The original trilogy of A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI captured us in a certain way at a certain point in time.
We were around the ideal age and we had never seen anything like it.
For us at that time it was all consuming through the movies plus toys, comics, games, playing at Star Wars with our friends and drowning ourselves in random merchandise.
WE WERE AT THE HEART OF A CULTURAL AND SOCIAL PHENOMENON.
As adults, expecting new Star Wars movies to capture us like that again is foolish.
We should stop chasing the dragon, accept this and move on.
So there it is.
To Disqus, and have at it fellow Movie Geeks! Oh, it’s on! It’s on like Donkey Kong!