2002 was the year. The movie — Episode II Attack of the Clones. And things are all good again in the galaxy. I enjoyed Episode II! With exciting space battles, a plot that was going along fine and best of all, less of that annoying Gungan. Just one thing that perplexed me, though. How did Anakin grow up so fast? In Episode I, he was still a kid and Amidala was in her teens. Now in Episode II they were both in their teens. How? Midi-chlorians gave him a growth spurt perhaps?
Three years passed and Episode III The Revenge of the Sith was released. I anticipated this to be good and it was. Darth Vader’s turn to the dark side was both poetic and tragic. Had goosebumps when I heard the first sounds of his robotic breathing and his desperate shout of “Nooooooo!” For me, one of the best Star Wars movies. I might be biased since I’m a big Darth Vaders fan. These last two movies brought much hope to the Star Wars saga.
Sorry to skip ahead, but two years before Episode III, I got to watch the excellent, though sadly no longer canon, Clone Wars by Genndy Tartakovsky’s. With such a unique and dynamic style, it fits perfectly in the Star Wars universe.
In 2008, the other Clone Wars show was released. It was another equally excellent take on the events between Episode II and Episode III in CG animated form. A collective sadness was felt throughout the galaxy after Season 6, supposedly its last.
For the following years, we Star Wars fans had to content ourselves with the animated shows, novels, comic books and video games. But sadly, no new movies in the horizon.
Eventually Disney bought Star Wars in October 30, 2012. I was ecstatic! I had such big faith in Disney since they were able to wisely take advantage and put to full use the Marvel license since they bought them in 2009. Surely, they would know how to take Star Wars to even greater heights. But was my faith in Disney with regards Star Wars misplaced?
Fast forward to 2015 when Episode VII was released. Let’s discuss that in the last part of this blog post trilogy. In the meantime, May the force be with you.