I am a huge Star Wars fan. I mean big. Toys, tattoos, games, books, comics, cartoons, costumes, props, films, the whole thing. Three Years ago, my life as a Star Wars fan changed forever. I was watching the story unfold on TV as George Lucas had sold the right for Star Wars to Disney, something I never thought I would ever see. He had such tight control on that empire. He had to sign off on everything. His daughter was writing episodes for Clone Wars. He wrote his whole family into the universe. And there was one other clear thing, he was NOT ever going to do an Episode VII. Ever. OK.
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It has been two months since The Force Awakens came out. I have spent a ton of time reading online reading reviews, acclaims, criticisms, gripes, predictions, and speculations revolving around it. I knew I wanted to do a review, but I didn’t want to just talk about how much I love Star Wars. This is something I am doing twenty four seven already.
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I am, by no modest claim, the world’s biggest Star Wars fan… or so it seems to me. I have breathed it since I can remember. I have know it inside and out for pretty much my whole life. When I turned eighteen, I just knew I was going to need to bleed for it. This is when I decided to get me first tattoo, and it had to be a Star Wars one.
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Let’s get one thing out of the way, right off the bat. This movie is a mess. A total and absolute mess. Now, that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it, but I’d venture to guess that nearly everyone that enjoys it does not enjoy it in the way that the film makers intended. I mean, I don’t think it was supposed to be a comedy, let alone a comedy in which the few one-liners delivered didn’t solicit any laughter at all. There is literally no way that my review could impart upon your brain the level of confusion that you feel from actually watching, but I’ll do my best. So take a seat by the fire, children, and let me tell you a story of scene theft, rock karate, awkward smiles, and a wizard named Nimrod (I swear I’m not making that name up).
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I have been a fan of Rankin/Bass studios for as long as I can remember.
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Andy G. saw me coming out of the grocery store.
“Still coming Thursday?”
I answer. A Charlie Bucket smile on his face
“I think you’ll like this.”
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We’ve all seen it, a family with children walking out of a theater, the children pretending to be their favorite character or quoting scenes they enjoyed. I fondly remember times as a child when my friends and I would re-enact Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Star Wars, it was a fun way to share your love of a movie with your friends or siblings. Now imagine that same situation except those movies are all you know about the outside world, imagine not seeing films in the theater but exclusively at home, in fact you don’t leave home much if ever, instead you and your siblings are raised in the confines of an apartment with a growing love for film because it’s all you have. With this relationship with film you begin to create your own props and special effects at home, you begin re-enacting the movies you like the most and making them your own. This might sound like some off kilter sequel to Be Kind Rewind except this isn’t a work of fiction, it is, in fact, the story of The Wolfpack, a documentary directed by Crystal Moselle that premiered in January of this year.
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