It’s hard to believe that Star Trek is 45 years old. Looking back at everything that’s influenced me over the years in a creative sense, it was Star Trek more than anything that drove me as far back as I can remember.
Sometime around July I wanted to make a list of the changes to the Star Wars Trilogy that I thought were good and bad. I decided to wait until the Blu-Rays were released before creating this list. Now that the Blu-Rays are almost here, some eager beavers were diligent enough to discover what the new changes are and post them on the internet. Listed below in no particular order are those changes.
There was a time when I was growing up when it seemed like Hollywood could not put out a bad movie. Starting with “Star Wars” and ending around the time of “Dances With Wolves” and “The Rocketeer”, year after year there was a flood of good movies which are classics to this day. Sometime in the early 90′s, movies shifted from storytelling with the effects as an enhancement to simply being quick-edited eye candy (I’m looking at you, Michael Bay). This started to become the norm and for me personally, my interest in movies started to wane simply because I missed the ability to absorb what I was watching on screen when movies were edited for such a quick pace.
There was never a phenomenon like Star Wars. Argue what you will about other movies that have come out in recent years, but Star Wars will hold the title of the movie with the biggest cultural impact of all time.