A Letter To Star Wars: Stop Ruining My Childhood Memories
I know that my opinion is not a popular one but don't write it off as just more bantha fodder. I'm not some random scruffy looking nerf herder. I know my Star Wars.
What good is celebrating Star Wars day when every single day seems like Star Wars day?
It's easy to say that my lack of faith is disturbing but I don't think all of the blame should be on my end. It's May 4 and that means today is National Star Wars Day. This used to be a fun day for me but it's almost lost all of its appeal. I never thought that I'd have this opinion but I'm slowly losing my passion for the franchise.
I would have settled for being a Jedi, but back in the day, I wanted to be Han Solo. I really thought that being an intergalactic smuggler was an achievable career path. I even jumped on the swing sets to practice beating the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
The original Star Wars franchise was so special to me. I had action figures, comics and all kinds of little Lego sets. The films were never on TV and when you saw them it was truly a nice treat.
Though, I'm not a fan of the prequels I do respect them for what they were. At least they were George Lucas' vision.
Once Disney took over it seems like they now have so many cooks in the kitchen and too many directions.
As a true and original Star Wars fan, I don't need one every year. The Star Wars franchise doesn't need big names like Forest Whitaker and Woody Harrelson. I don't need to know every character's backstory. Can we have some mystery? Do we need to know every detail?
I know that there is a new generation that wants to appreciate the series with their children but that's not my problem.
I'm worried that too much of a good thing will tarnish Star Wars forever.
Please stop making Star Wars films just to make them. Some of these films belong in a galaxy far, far away.