… and I don’t like Star Wars

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When the first Star Wars film came out in 1977 I was 7 years old and I thought it was the best thing ever, apart from Disney.  The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was utterly amazing to my ten-year-old self.  By 1983 I was struggling a bit with The Return of the Jedi.  Mark Hamill had a troublingly raddled look about him; the new Death Star made it too obvious that George Lucas was running out of ideas; and the Ewoks … well, anyway.  I was only 13, but I just couldn’t get the old enthusiasm going. Continue reading