Friday, October 25, 2013

Did you know Star Wars was a movie?

I learned a lot by watching films, including respect. So for me, Star Wars today is like Weekend at Bernies. A rotting corpse being dragged around in exchange for personal gain and profit. Darth Vader isn't a complex and creative character any longer, he's a logo boiled down to just his head. That's all that's needed. Boba Fett, R2-D2, The Millennium Falcon, are all now symbols of two words that mean more in dollars in merchandising than the films themselves. You can't even buy the original films anymore. The original work that broke ground and won awards has been glossed over by a team of chinese sweatshop animators for the sake of keeping them POPULAR, not preserved. Keeping bernie's dead, rigor mortise ridden arm waving at passersby on the beach. If I had a kid and I wanted to explain to them the difference between art and a logo, between creativity and merchandising, between inspiring and patronizing, Star Wars would be the perfect candidate for both.

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