We have a hard time letting go of our childhood favorites, and we’re worse off for it.
My geek and nerd history is filled with some wonderful firsts. The first time I saw Star Wars, sitting in front of a small TV watching the trilogy back to back on cable. Seeing Indiana Jones get chased by the boulder through the decrepit ruins for the first time. Witnessing The Delorean’s maiden voyage into the past. Seeing how far down the rabbit hole went in The Matrix. Experiencing Middle Earth for the first time, and then seeing it adapted for the screen. Discovering that Cowboy Bebop was merely the tip of the Anime iceberg. Playing my first tabletop RPG. Saving the galaxy from Reapers and breaking hearts as Commander Shepard. And yet, when I sit down and contemplate these firsts, I find myself wrestling with a desire to relive and repackage the greatest hits of my youth versus putting them to rest and moving on.
Today the media landscape has become a veritable King’s Feast of nostalgic geek and nerd content. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated the multiplexes since Iron Man in 2008, and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. We’ve had a Star Wars film come out every year since 2015, as well as comics and cartoons to fill in the blanks. We got a Blade Runner sequel, two more Jurassic Park sequels, a Ghostbusters remake, a Trainspotting sequel, a Beauty and the Beast remake, two Alien prequels, A Mummy remake, and so on. Stranger Things has even tapped into our collective nostalgia for the 80s, giving us familiar synth strings and exceptional set design to transport us back in time. What a wonderful buffet of memory! Grab another plate, stay awhile.
ALL OF US HERE AT AFTER THE HYPE LOVE STAR WARS, BECAUSE… WELL… IT’S STAR WARS!
In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! I’m RETURNing today because OF THE JEDI!
Three years isn’t the longest you’ve ever had to wait for a sequel. But when the last movie you saw was Empire Strikes Back, that 3 years might as well be 300. People were losing thier minds! Who is the other? Is Vader really Luke’s dad? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HAN??? Then boom! Revenge of the Jedi trailer is released and, well… at least one of the questions is answered:
All of us here at After The Hype love Star Wars, because… well… it’s STAR WARS!
In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films! I’ll kick things off with STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE!
Star Wars is so much more than a movie. It’s a way of life. I have no idea when the first time I saw Star Wars was, it’s always just been a part of me. I wish I was around to see this trailer in theaters for the first time. It’s such a joy to watch.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
They have no idea how to market this movie! Is it a fantasy? An action movie? They just keep telling us how great it is, then throwing in a random clip. Clearly they didn’t have James Earl Jones voice track in yet. They didn’t have colors on the light sabers. The whole thing looks like a cheap 70’s sci-fi flop. But still, somehow, looks totally amazing! This trailer had a tough job to do, and it does it perfectly! I can only imagine seeing this once, maybe, then seeing the finished product in theaters! My mind would have been blown!
I love this trailer, it’s the perfect set up to the perfect movie!
May the 4th be with you! We’re joined by special guests Amberlee and Jeff to talk about the STAR WARS film we’ve all been waiting for, or not. Our reactions are pretty mixed. We make our special guests break down the film to hilarious results.