Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Is Star Wars Good?

Well, yes and no. It depends on what standard you hold it to. If you see the movies as science fiction, the answer may well be no, the New York Times reports. "If truth be told, sci-fi writers say, their work and "Star Wars" never had much in common."

I'd buy that. Star Wars has always had more in common with the old Buck Rogers serials than with the works of Asimov, Bradbury or Clarke. That said, some of the comments in the article are a little mean spirited. I mean, Star Wars ain't Shakespeare, but even at its worst (The Phantom Menace), they still have great moments.

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