Everyone Gets A Participation Lightsaber

Everyone Gets A Participation Lightsaber

(With the new Star Wars movie being released this past weekend I thought it would be a good time to rerun this piece which I wrote after seeing the previous installment to the franchise. )

I can’t believe I am actually going to write something about The Star Wars franchise, specifically Star Wars Episode 7, The Force Awakens.

This isn’t a critique of the movie.  I’m certainly not a movie critic.

I liked the movie, I liked it a lot.  I saw it at an IMAX theater in 3D, which was a bonus for this old man who was nineteen years old when the first movie debuted.

I was never one of those fans who camped out to be the first to see it on opening night.  I’m one of those who wait a month or so until all the hoopla dies down. Then I won’t have to fight the crowds and can pretty much have my pick of seats in the theatre.

I liked The Force Awakens but I had a couple of issues with it and that’s what I wanted to write about today.

First off, through most of the movie I kept thinking to myself is this episode 7 or am I watching an updated remake of episode 4 (A New Hope).

I was OK with that, a little disappointed but OK.

What really bothered me was this. Continue reading