Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thoughts On: Disney's Lego Star Wars, Droid Tales...

           I'm really struggling with this one. Disney has decided to release a 5 episode Lego Star Wars series leading up to The Force Awakens. The show take place after Return of the Jedi and will recount the previous 6 movies from the perspectives of R2-D2 and C3PO. This really brings back an old debate started by the prequel series...Is stuff like this a good idea? I have two sets of thoughts...one as a fan of the older movies...and one as a defender of the new generation...
How do you feel about this?

Perspective 1...It's a Dumb Idea:
The last time this series was dumbed down for the younger generation...we got Jar Jar. We don't need a Lego version of our beloved series...Not only that, R2-D2 and C3PO are not the first characters I'd pick to make a show about...

Perspective 2...It's a Brilliant Idea:
We all want this movie series to be celebrated and appreciated forever...which means appealing to the younger generation. Seeing as how popular The Lego Movie has been, why not serve Star Wars to kids in this way? With any hope, they will love The Force Awakens even more...

           I happen to think that the prequel series is an absolute abomination (except the duel of the fates...hands down amazing lightsaber battle)...Yet, considering that there's nothing we can do to makes those go away...it would be more painful for Star Wars to fade away than to have some less favorable incarnations running amok...What do you think?