Movie Review : ' Magum Opus, The Star Wars Saga ' Essay example

1752 Words Dec 15th, 2016 8 Pages
There is perhaps no greater debated franchise in the history of film than that of George Lucas’ magum opus, The Star Wars saga. With the eighth film in the franchise set to premiere only a week from this essay’s writing (December 8th, 2016) it can be described as nothing less than a mega franchise. The three original films in the series (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi) each had their own massive cultural impact- whether that be due to incredible special effects for the era, the greatest cinematic twist of all time, or a riveting conclusion, each film left a mark and resonated with audiences like so few ever had before. Of course, it is impossible to encapsulate 100% of the population, but the original Star Wars trilogy has perhaps come the closer to doing so that any other franchise before or after its release, with the only other series even coming close to such a feat may be the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books. And so, due to these films’ success and Lucas feeling that his story was still incomplete, a second trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith) was released almost two decades later, though these films were seen by many as sub par, and yet, by others, immensely superior, to the original trilogy. This essay will attempt to explain why that is, and also why, to some, the original three films indeed create, the better trilogy. “They’re kind of like poetry- you know, they rhyme,”…

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