The fine folks over at Sincerely Truman have passion. Passion for what they do, yes, but also a passion for the Star Wars legacy. In other words, they understand what made the first trilogy great, they understand how it captivated young and imaginative minds, but above all they understand its simplicity. That’s part of the reason why they’ve developed this little , attached to a campaign, for JJ Abrams and Disney.
The video, entitled Dear JJ Abrams, outlines four fundamental rules for the new Star Wars, and I have to say that it’s 100% awesome. In a way, however, it’s almost a backhanded why of telling George Lucas how he totally frigged the second trilogy, which calls to mind the age-old question: Is it better to burn out or fade away? Thankfully, the Star Wars fans are fairly forgiving and are able to overlook things like Jar Jar Binks.
The thing is, though, that while I agree with what Sincerely Truman and Dear JJ Abrams writer Prescott Harvey are saying, they seem to be forgetting, as do most people, that the original trilogy had its annoyances too. C3PO, for example, was annoying comic relief in much the same way as Jar Jar Binks. And, though it was in Return of the Jedi and probably at the start of Lucas’ decline as a creator, there was “cuteness” in the form of Ewoks (I always hated those fur balls).
Also, yes, the future is dirty, but don’t forget why the second trilogy was clean and political — it took place before the birth of the Empire and before the Rebellion era.
Anyway, it’s a noble effort and Sincerely Truman would like your virtual signature so they can go to Disney to visit the Magic Kingdom… er, hand deliver their petition to make Star Wars great again. Visit their site and show your support.