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POLL REMINDER: Best Star Wars Movie VOTE VOTE VOTE

  • Just a few days remain in our Star Wars poll.  The Empire Strikes Back looks like a sure winner, but there is a three way race for second place that’s razor-thin between Episodes III, IV and VI.  Make sure you get your votes in before the poll closes!

The time has come for the geek question of all geek questions: which is the greatest Star Wars movie?  I was going to make this November’s poll to lead us up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  However, I have a feeling we’re all going to be talking a lot about Star Wars this month so I thought I’d unleash the beast into the geek pit now.

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So what is the best Star Wars film we have now?  It’s the time to ask, because in six years the number of choices will have literally doubled.  We’ve had 10 years at minimum to re-watch the last installment ad nauseum and debate.  Who’s the king of the mountain going into a whole new era in a galaxy far, far away?  VOTE (although I swear if I find someone voting for Attack of the Clones (STOP DOING THIS!!!!), I will grill you like a nerf steak)!!!

One thought on “POLL REMINDER: Best Star Wars Movie VOTE VOTE VOTE”

  1. Dave, I just got through showing ROTJ to a small circle of friends, one of whom had never seen it before. In preparation for The Force Awakens I have been hosting these nights, and since I have chosen to screen the films in the order they were made, we are now halfway through them.

    As I sat there watching ROTJ just now, something weird happened. It happened the past few Fridays, when we watched ANH and Empire. I’ve been watching the films as movies instead of scared texts. For the first time in my life I started to analyze Return of the Jedi.

    It was scary. And I started thinking to myself, have I been seeing these films through rose colored glasses all my life? Maybe the Ewok battle IS so ridiculous it tarnishes the film. Maybe Han should have died after all, to give the proceedings weight. Maybe Harrison Ford was on the money. I wasn’t just playing devil’s advocate, I was really feeling it.

    But when the film ended, the newbie among us was beaming. She loved it beyond measure. She even said she understands why a lot of fans think it’s the weakest of the original trilogy. There’s no angst, and everything is wrapped up perfectly. But that’s why she loved it. It was a happy ending pulled of perfectly. It was totally satisfying to her. I told her Harrison Ford wanted Han to die, and she recoiled and said it would have ruined the movie. George Lucas, you see, was right. And all is right with the world again. And it warms my heart that Episode III is in the running for second place in your poll. Remember that ROTJ had a lot more detractors in 1983 than it does today. The prequels are working their way into the fabric of our society’s dreams. Do not force the Reality thing, be grateful for the George Lucases of the world, the ones born with the power to dream for the rest of us, find the points of connection between their galaxies and your life, and let the galaxies guide you.

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