So I’ve been quasi-laid-up for a few days, and I thought I’d amuse myself by watching Star Wars movies. If Star Wars Movies were wedding dresses, the “new” trilogy would be mine. It had pearls, sequins, beads, ribbons, lace and just about every other white thing you could stick on a gown. (Trust me, it was fashionable when I wore it. Many years ago.) The old trilogy, on the other hand, would be one of those simple but elegant satin shifts. Sadly, with all the tinkering George did for the “special” editions, it’s as though he stuck some gaudy sequined iron-on patches on the sparsely elegant dress.
Is any of this making sense? Probably not. But I still stand by the fact that if there’d been a bit less CGI and a bit more Han Solo-type charm, the prequels would have been a lot more timeless. Yub yub.