by Jim Lynch

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on iTunes, but I still won’t watch it

Apr 05, 2016
Consumer Electronics

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally shows up in iTunes, but I still won't buy it or watch it. George Lucas ruined Star Wars for me years ago, and Disney won't bring me back with its PC version of Star Wars.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a bit hit at the box office, and now it has finally arrived on iTunes. Usually when a big movie like this hits iTunes, it’s a cause for celebration as iTunes users flock to buy and download the flick.

But when I found out that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was available for purchase on iTunes, I simply yawned and promptly forgot about it. Yes, I’m one of those few luddites who doesn’t care about Star Wars and who won’t be buying the movie from iTunes or any other source.

Now I understand that I’m in the minority here. The film already has 3872 reviews on iTunes, with a 4.5 star rating. So clearly many people have already bought it on iTunes, and most of them clearly love it.

But I won’t be one of them.

I grew up with Star Wars then George Lucas destroyed it

I grew up in the 70s and 80s, and I saw every Star Wars movie in the movie theater and even saw “The Empire Strikes Back” at a drive-in. Those were glorious days, I was young and Star Wars was brand new. It was exciting for a young boy to see the action and adventure that was packed into each Star Wars movie.

But as I got older, I had the misfortune of watching Star Wars be butchered by its creator George Lucas. The original versions of the first three films are no longer available and what exists now are just digital massacres put out by Lucas with changed stories and more unnecessary CG junk on the screen.

And to make matters worse, George Lucas then came out with the awful prequel films. The only scene worth watching in the prequels is the fight between the Emperor and Yoda. Other than that I regard those films as trash.

I’ll save you a lot of time and some money by including the fight between Yoda and the Emperor here:

So after Lucas’ butchering of the original films and his release of the abominable prequels, my love of Star Wars had ended. Even the memories of my childhood and teenage years couldn’t bring the magic back.

Political correctness ruins Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Now fast forward to the new Star Wars film, and George Lucas is nowhere to be found. He sold the entire franchise to Disney and they promptly decided to turn it into a politically correct mess designed by Social Justice Warriors.

Once I read some of the early coverage and then reviews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I realized that there was no way I was going to pay to see it in the theater, and I certainly wouldn’t bother to buy it on iTunes either.

Here’s a very politically incorrect video review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Note that there’s some profanity in it too, but I think it sums up some of the PC problems in the movie as well as pointing out that the newest Star Wars movie is just another creatively barren cash grab by a big studio that utterly pales in comparison to the original films:

Goodbye and good riddance to Star Wars

I’m sure that Disney will make tons of cash by selling Star Wars: The Force awakens on iTunes. And many, many people will buy it and probably love it. But I’ll take a pass on it completely. Star Wars died for me years ago and I’ve already moved on.

For me Star Wars ended with “Return of the Jedi.” Everything after that is just a combination of marketing hype, political correctness, movie studio greed, CG overload and digital butchering by George Lucas.

Goodbye and good riddance to Star Wars. I won’t miss it.

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