Sci-Fi? Well, there can only be one choice for that. There are some sci-fi films that I quite enjoy, but my favorite is definitely…
43. Favorite sci-fi.
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” A phrase that excited us for a long, long time. What has ever been more exciting than seeing that spaceship appear out of nowhere? Than hearing Darth Vader’s voice? Than hearing that sentence, “I am your father”? Star Wars shaped our childhood. Its philosopy has touched our lives in one way or another.
When I say Star Wars is my favorite Sci-Fi, I mean the first trilogy, complete. Out of those, Return of the Jedi would be my favorite. I also enjoy the second trilogy (Revenge of the Sith being my favorite), but the first one is immensely better. The effects required more care and ingenuity; the work required to make them was colossal. And it gave us our heroes for the very first time: Yoda, R2D2, C3P0, Obi-Wan… etcetera. And if that weren’t enough, there’s John Williams’s music.
What do I not like about Star Wars? First and foremost: Jar Jar. Unnecesary and lame. And second, George Lucas’s obsession with revamping it every three seconds. There are things he has done that I think are good (like putting Hayden Christiansen as the spirit of Anakin at the end of Return of the Jedi; it gives closure), but he has gone way too far.
What about you? What’s your favorite science-fiction film? Are you a Star Wars fan?
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