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    Star Wars still popular in those who didn't even see the prequals!

    Yep, Star Wars is still popular even in those who were too young to see the prequals!

    http://www.slate.com/id/2215160/?GT1=38001

    Yet another set of boys and their friends are hooked. The Saga still lives!!!

    Maybe I should stop making little boys and girls into veal.
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    I dunno what it is about that article, but it rubs me the wrong way. There's a slight disdain for Star Wars, and an odd misunderstanding about the structure and which movie the kid saw and which he didn't, and ultimately it concludes with nothing (it also misses the 3rd act of ANH, calling the escape from the Death Star the film's climax). I liked that kids were engaged when it came to why Obi-Wan died, that was really cool, a 6-year-old thinking about and being challenged by the philosophy of self-sacrifice rather than just being wowed by a big choreographed action scene. But I didn't get what the author was driving at with all the talk about the prequel material considering it doesn't enter into the main story of the article whatsoever.
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    Most of her writing is crap on that site. 20 somethings getting puked on by the new economy etc.

    I just take it at least her kids (and apparently their friends) are discovering Star Wars and enthralled just as we were. So Star Wars and all hobbies associated with it should live on at least one more generation.
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    *bangs head on desk repeatedly*

    I really hate angst-y mothers. especially those who who buy into psychobabble. worying about star wars? jebus she should be glad tyhe babysitter didn't show the kids horror movies and porn. really want to grab some people and drag them into the real world where there's real things to worry about like getting food on the table and heat in the home. making it to the end of the street without getting knifed robbed shot or raped.

    where i live the most prolific criminals are the ten/eleven year olds. and I don't even live in the worst part of town.

    star wars is just lightweight fairystory fluff. some people need to get a grip and take the rose tinted spectacles off.

    as for star wars living on. big deal. it's just a bunch of movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbarnard View Post
    Most of her writing is crap on that site. 20 somethings getting puked on by the new economy etc.

    I just take it at least her kids (and apparently their friends) are discovering Star Wars and enthralled just as we were. So Star Wars and all hobbies associated with it should live on at least one more generation.
    The OT is "true", as such, it never surprises me when a new crop of kids gets into it. I'm just glad to see the recent prequel hype and the overblown effects of the PT haven't dampened the OT's impact for them.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    I read this article a few days ago when they first linked to it on the official site. This lady is a dip****, plan and simple. I don't even think she's seen the movie, or she would realize that there's nothing to worry about. How dare a child's imagination be sparked, oh, the horror!
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    Who is this twit and why has ANYONE given her a vehicle for expressing herself. Is she the owner of the site?
    May the force be with you.

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    Harry Potter teaches children about witchcraft and that's what Satan wants.

    Kids will start believing in fairytale nonsense stuff instead of the "world history" they're brought up with in their culture. Oh. Wait a minute...

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    I couldn't even finish that article. I love how all at the same time she makes her kids out to be utter geniuses, makes herself and her no doubts cowardly husband out to be great parents, and bashes the Holy Trilogy for being violent.

    And then she lets her kids watch Bob the Builder. Why not Phineas and Ferb?!?!
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    A woman's perspective on Star Wars might be worthless. I said "might be" and don't mean my statement to include all women.

    But a lot of men are predisposed to violence and being excited by it and the competition involved with it.

    I am. I always have been. Deep down I'm a killer, combatant, even murderer in some places in my heart. That's who I am. I won't appologize, but I'll shoot you if you really feel like you can't live with it.

    It's only whatever intellect I have that restrains my violent impulses - but I seek out violent music (Metallica) and other expressions of violence (Star Wars for a stint on the lighter side of it, maybe Rambo for the heavier blood and guts, stuff). And many women are just too different from men to understand that.

    I hope this woman doesn't wind up divorced and raising her children as a single mother. Her boys need a parent who understands them. She is obviously very ill equipped to do this herself.

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