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The Culture of Star Wars

With Star Wars being the massive cultural phenomenon that it is, it has affected many people’s lives. The first Star Wars movie came out on May 25, 1977, and since then, the story of a farm boy facing a galactic empire has grown with a many new stories being added to the main story-line and side stories being made by Disney, movies like Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo movie set to come out next year.

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People have lived their whole lives knowing the original Star Wars story. The story was a simple one with an evil empire, a rebellion, and a farm boy. The original Star Wars simple, but the fun plot made it an instant hit and classic to the sci-fi genre.

The prequels told the story of Anakin Skywalker and his life from being a slave to becoming a Jedi, and his turn to the Darkside. The prequels were not well received, with people claiming that it used too much CGI and that some of the characters were horrible. “I feel that the original Star Wars trilogy needed a prequel, even though many people didn’t like them,” said Morgan Telegin.

The newest additions to Star Wars are the sequels, telling the story of Rey, Finn, and Po against the First Order, the remnant of the Galactic Empire, led by Supreme leader Snoke and his apprentice, Kylo Ren. The second movie in the new trilogy had its opening night on Friday, Dec. 15. The Last Jedi is about Rey’s journey to finally become a Jedi and the rise of a new evil,” said Noah Blanco. “ The plot felt a bit rushed but the cinematography was great and some of the special effects were really cool.”

Star Wars has become a huge part of the culture of moviegoers. It is the definitive space opera movie that has had generations of people watching, and enjoying the movies. The prequels were not as well received as the originals, but the new trilogy has been bringing back the Star Wars magic.

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