Jacob (yak_boy) wrote,

The original trilogy is fucking awesome

You know what I am sick of hearing?
"The original Star Wars trilogy was good for its time."
The suggestion I hear time and again is that the only reason that people are so fond of it is because of nostalgia.

That is complete and utter bullshit.

I have very fond memories of the cartoon series Muppet Babies.
It was one of my favourite cartoons as a kid, and nostalgia led me to hold on to the belief that it was a brilliant cartoon.
So, when I got the opportunity to watch it, I was very excited.

It sucked.

My nostalgia for this cartoon was certainly not enough for me to enjoy watching it today.

Yet, somehow, I still enjoy watching Star Wars.

Another reason why "good for its time" must be bullshit is that I was born in 1981.
How the fuck is nostalgia meant to be the carrying force behind my love for a movie that was made in 1977?
I wasn't even conceived.

In fact I didn't even get into Star Wars until some time around the early 90s.
And by that stage it was a different time altogether, yet somehow Star Wars was still good by comparison.

No, the original trilogy is simply a brilliant series of films.
Pure entertainment that is absolutely timeless.

When I sit down to watch the original trilogy, I appreciate it for what it is, not what it was.
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