Some of the greatest imagery we’ve ever seen. And it all starts with the film’s opening sequence. This clip is the first of many to come. It’s a terrifically shot and edited bit that shows the full power of George Lucas’s vision.
George Lucas has said a great deal about how the movie was the beginning of everything. And, in many ways, it was. From the way Star Wars was shot, it became very clear that Lucas had a unerring eye for detail. From the use of colors, to the depths of focus, Lucas captured everything in a way that was unlike any other film.
I can’t recall the last time I saw a movie that was branded as “sci-fi.” It’s not because we don’t like the term sci-fi, or that we don’t like science fiction. We love science fiction. It’s just that the term “sci-fi” has become synonymous with the cheap action movie. It’s more common to see an action movie that’s branded as science fiction than it is to see a sci-fi movie. And that’s why, in a sense, Star Wars is a brand that is poised to break out of the genre and into mainstream audiences. The constant updates to the franchise, good and bad, have also helped them become more than just sci-fi.
So why the push for a new Star Wars film? It all has to do with the changing landscape of entertainment. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the social media, the Star Wars brand has become a household name. It’s almost as if it’s the “it” thing that kids and adults everywhere want to be part of. In turn, movie studios have realized they have to produce a sequel to the original film. There’s a reason you don’t see films that are based on cartoons or cartoons that are based on films. While Star Wars has become synonymous with the term “sci-fi,” for many it’s more than that.