ICYMI: The Complete Star Wars Re-View

Written and directed by J.B. Norman

The title card for Star Wars.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: Lucasfilm and Disney.

If you missed any of my recent posts about Star Wars — the three main trilogies and some of the interquel spin-off stuff — here’s a chance to revisit them.

The Prequels

“Written and Directed by George Lucas.”

"Written and directed by George Lucas" from the Star Wars credits.
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace: Lucasfilm and Disney.

“But, seriously, for any of you who weren’t alive in the years between the Original Trilogy and the Prequels, I don’t think it’s quite possible to convey how mind-blowing it was to watch Darth Maul turn on his lightsaber and then turn on the other side of his lightsaber.

The Interquels

Star Wars: A Star Wars Story.”

A shot of the Death Star from "Rogue One." Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Lucasfilm and Disney.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Lucasfilm and Disney.

“Everything in the Interquel era is worth at least watching once, introduces some interesting elements or expands on a few previously-vague aspects of the Saga and does demonstrate that there are still cool Star Wars stories to be told outside either the main case of the main timeline of the Saga.”

The Original Trilogy

“Luke, Be a Jedi Tonight.”

Mark Hamill on "The Simpsons". The Simpsons: Gracie Films and Disney. Image via Frinkiac.
The Simpsons: Gracie Films and Disney. Image via Frinkiac.

“Obviously, Star Wars is popular and influential. I don’t really have anything to add in that discussion. However, I would like to point out that the entire Original Trilogy has, as of last year, been included into the Library of CongressNational Film Registry, which puts it in some pretty lofty company.”

The Sequels

Somehow, Star Wars returned.”

A scene from "Rise of Skywalker." Rey and BB-8 watching the sunset on Tatooine.
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: Lucasfilm and Disney.

“So, basically, it’s that meme of a drawing of a horse…
Except Force Awakens is a third of a horse, Last Jedi is a motorcycle, and Rise of Skywalker is a quick, clumsy sketch of an entire horse…”

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