Thursday, 31 December 2015

Star Wars- Too Much or Not Enough?



Since the Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm for $4 Billion we were all wondering where they would take it.

In the last 6 months that has been largely answered, by way of the release of the record breaking 7th episode of the film franchise as well as the new huge lands at both the California and Florida theme parks and the juggernaut of merchandising.

Now I am a huge fan of the films, so put in this position, it excites me massively, but if I was to look at it as a fan of say Marvel, who seem to have got the raw end of the deal when it comes to the franchises that Disney have bought in, a fan of another of the Lucasfilm property, Indiana Jones, that so far has largely been ignored, or just a fan of Disney in general, I can see why it would seem too much.

Walk into any Disney Store in the UK and a huge proportion of the store is taken up by Force Awakens merchandise. Specifically Disneyland is losing some historic attractions to make way for the new land.

How do you feel regarding the emphasis that has been placed on a galaxy far far away?

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