It’s be something of an understatement to say that Star Wars is back in the public eye these days in a way it hadn’t been for a long time. The prequels left many die-hard Star Wars fans disenchanted or downright infuriated. We’ve at least had plenty of cool Expanded Universe stuff to scratch our itch for the galaxy far, far away, but now our near future includes an entire new trilogy, possible spin-off movies, and who knows what else. While the future of Star Wars is filled with potential, in the meantime it’s worth looking back at the things we loved most about Lucas’ original trilogy. Your guide through nostalgia: that rather awesome retrospective video up above.
The video was put together by YouTuber Sync0py, and I think he did a great job with it. His choices of what moments to include, and how to string them together, gives the whole thing a sense of momentum and excitement. I also love how he doesn’t keep things strictly in chronological order, but will instead contrast one scene against another, such as the cloaked Emperor arriving on the Death Star set against a cloaked Luke Skywalker entering Jabba’s palace. He even sparsely includes moments from the prequels, and through context makes them seem a lot more memorable than they really were. Here’s the video creator’s comments about his intentions:
Star Wars: Original Trilogy is the most popular saga of all time and it have a charm which will be never lost. With A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, George Lucas made a world at war on the backdrop of a family history.
The prequel trilogy is more my generation, it’s not as powerful as the original trilogy but i like Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. But the better thing of this saga is John Williams, his partitions gives us chills forerver.
Overall, the vid has definitely increased my excitement for more Star Wars, and my hopes that the new trilogy will be good enough to convince me that the prequels were just a bad dream.
In the meantime, you can check out this guy’s retrospectives for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the Lord of the Rings below.