IS STAR WARS RUINED?

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Like some fans, I am concerned if Disney ruined Star Wars. However, after much thought, I have concluded that this is not the case. Most stories have a beginning, middle, and end. Star Wars, on the other hand, is not like other stories. It is a modern mythology that keeps growing, evolving, and expanding. With each film, video game, book, television show, and comic book, we are given another chapter that further elaborates on the mythology of Star Wars. It is a story that is generational in nature. With each new generation of fans, the story’s evolution accelerates. Some chapters are more enjoyable than others as is the case with every franchise, but as a whole the Star Wars franchise will endure and grow. Some die hard fans may not enjoy what Disney is doing, but newer and younger fans are obviously enjoying it and that is what is important. Those younger fans are the future of the Star Wars culture. Some fans did not like that the Legends stories were discarded, but I am glad it was. Even though I enjoyed the Legends stories, I noticed that they were overflowing with inconsistencies and contradictions. With it out of the way, Disney has an opportunity to create a more cohesive Expanded Universe. Compared to Legends, the Disney Canon is doing a much better job of connecting all the stories together into a giant tapestry. Overall, I am enjoying what is becoming of the Star Wars franchise and I look forward to seeing what new chapters will be presented to us.

2 thoughts on “IS STAR WARS RUINED?”

  1. I love what you said about Star Wars growing and evolving. I am a huge fan of original Star Wars movies, however l am happy that Disney took over, and making different Star Wars. Cannot wait what I’ll see this December 🙂

  2. I didn’t like all of the Star Wars books to be honest, some just weren’t good. That doesn’t mean they all should be scrapped because it’s more than one volume on a shelf. I am glad that my son will get the same enjoyed newness as I did growing up, and with Disney who knows maybe even my grandkids.

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