Star Wars franchise celebrates 40th anniversary
Yes. Everything is so. May 25, 1977 on the big screens out the first film the cult science fiction series "Star Wars" with the subtitle "A New Hope". It is difficult even to imagine how long ago it all was. Initially, the success of the movie could not believe no one, except that the director George Lucas. Produced by studio 20th Century Fox feared nothing, because at the box office the film was a huge success. In fact, this is what saved the studio from threatened her at the time of bankruptcy. But most of all from the premiere of the film, of course, won the fans of cinema.
George Lucas, while still a student, dreamed that one day will be able to shoot sci-fi movie about space in the spirit of their favorite comic Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, as well as the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter about. Not without the influence of creative genius of the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. That is what the Japanese filmmaker, we are likely to owe fights in the light swords. Lucas also had a considerable influence novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert and marked the beginning of the genre of "space opera" literary work "Space lark" Edward Elmer Smith.
Since 1977, the last four decades. During this period the big screen had to go eight full-length films, and with the transition of the franchise in the hands of Disney, you can be sure that now the film will be more. Someone from fans of the original series is not fancy, but really this turn many sincerely happy. Besides Lucas himself has repeatedly been criticized for not the most successful trilogy, including the first three episodes of the saga. Let us remind you that the main numbering series is divided into episodes, and the first on the big screens out the fourth episode. It was followed by the fifth and sixth, and only years later, Lucas took the first three.
In 2015, rolling out the seventh episode of director JJ Abrams, presents us with a completely new young protagonists. Most franchise fans were unhappy with the film, largely due to the fact that he copied the plot moves the fourth episode and tried to play on nostalgia audience without offering anything really new. In 2016 came the first spin-off series called "Outlaw-One: Star Wars. Stories ", which tells about the events that precede the story told in the fourth episode. But then something unexpected happened: despite the fact that the film was not a single Jedi, picture resulted from critics and audiences in raptures. Therefore Disney work on the series in any case can not be underestimated.
Based on the Star Wars was released countless video games, souvenirs, comics, books and other goods, bringing huge profits to owners of the rights to the franchise. In fact, the main income brings it related products, and not rent movies in theaters. In fact, it was George Lucas came up with this scheme to monetize their creativity, as before, and no one had not occurred, it is possible to make such a huge amount of money by selling goods with symbols of the film. According to the latest data, the revenues from the sale of souvenirs for Star Wars reasons account for more than $ 20 billion.
The effect of "Star Wars" can not be overemphasized. The original trilogy movies literally blew up the popular culture of his time. jediism - based kinovselennoy even own official religion was created. Millions of people each year participate in various cosplay, come to the role of reconstruction and forums simply the franchise fans of Star Wars, and just collect the products with the symbol of the series. In numerous films and animated series can be found references to the cult franchise of George Lucas and some directors even remove complete parody of the series, to recall the "Spaceballs" Mel Brooks.
I would like to congratulate your favorite series with its 40-year anniversary and wish its creators a wonderful mood and creative upsurge. But the current owners of the franchise in the face of Disney producers would like to wish to separate more effort and imagination to make them more likely to please his fans with new worthy products.