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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star Wars VII - Escape from the Nursing Home

For the love of sweet baby Jesus NO!
Free Geritol and Depends for all cast members.

By Gary;

The Disney media machine is starting to go in high gear.  Over the next year we are going to be force fed a steady diet of Star Wars VII film set leaks and info-tainment disguised as news with the goal of separating you from your money.

"This is the film you are looking for," the media will tell us.

But with steely resolve I scream out "Just say no to Disney."

I still have not forgiven George Lucas for fucking up the original Star Wars movie by re-doing music and scenes.  Screw 'em.  The classics must stand.  You don't re-edit Casablanca or The Searchers.

Now we are to be "force" fed a very tired geriatric cast long past their prime.  But worse, we must watch Princess Leia and Han Solo's children go off in some adventures.  Gag me.

The Star Wars magic is mostly gone.  Today it is all about quarterly profit projections for Disney.

I am old enough to say that my friends and I were there for the modern re-birth of Science Fiction-Adventure films.

On opening night we were there in the mile long lines to see this new fangled "Star Wars" movie and were blown away.

We made regular pilgrimages to opening nights at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood or in Westwood to see the new classics:  Alien, Terminator, Predator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Superman, Escape From New York, The Thing and so many more.

Then these movies were fresh, new and exciting.  But today a George Lucas, long out of ideas, is just beating dead story lines in order to generate more cash for his empire.

Thank God a new generation of film makers has come forward.

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