Recently Lauren and I watched all three Star Wars movies. They happened to be the ones that George Lucas took a giant CGI shit on then re-released but that was sort of just by accident. We decided to watch them after having a debate about who the most popular character was. She thought initially that it was Boba Fett and I disagreed though admitting that enthusiasts and readers of the novels probably have a greater appreciation of him. I think it's probably Luke Skywalker, Yoda, or R2D2. Or Han Solo I guess. Anyway, we decided to watch the movies.
Obviously they hold up well. If the ones we watched didn't have the new CGI stuff I would probably be even more enthusiastic about how well they look. The model work and costuming are really pinnacle achievements. While watching them, however, I was sushed many times and finally ordered to stop asking so many questions. So I did. I just enjoyed watching them. In the past I've pulled these movies apart (How'd they land those Imperial Walkers on Hoth without the Rebellion knowing? etc, etc) but this time I just enjoyed them. I marveled at Billy Dee Williams' hair, I dug the way R2 scooted around and fired off light sabres to Luke, and I laughed at Wicket the Ewok. Stay tuned for a few Star Wars posts this week.