Critic Review - City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

After Star Wars, movies not only spawned profitable kids' toys; they merged with kids' toys, and basically became toys themselves.

August 20, 2009 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul | Comments (57)

Comments

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

This is really not a movie review, nor is it a negative one. More like a recap on the cultural influence of Star Wars. Plus, this was written for the special edition, not the original film. Why does RT include this or at least read the g*ddamn review??

Sep 16 - 11:19 AM

MOVIEGOD

Dylan Sigaty-Hawkes

He's just another movie critic who wishes he had the talent to be in movies like this.

Feb 7 - 10:17 AM

JC Martel

JC Martel

"This is really not a movie review, nor is it a negative one. More like a recap on the cultural influence of Star Wars."

Agreed.

Jul 24 - 06:16 PM

Brendon M.

Brendon Mustaciola

That's not a review of the movie.

Oct 28 - 02:01 AM

Jake H.

Jake Heckmann

If anything this was a commentary on the idea of the 1997 re-release of the movie...not sure how this 'review' even applies to the original movie?

Oct 29 - 08:01 PM

Richard H.

Richard Han

Useless.

Nov 4 - 09:51 PM

Andrew U.

Andrew Ulmer

Nelson shows a bias towards the cultural influence of Star Wars instead of giving an actual movie review. I think revoking his movie-critic license is in order.

Nov 8 - 05:58 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

That's the thing. It was never meant to be read as a movie review which is why RT should remove it.

Nov 16 - 11:08 PM

Mysterious F.

Mysterious F

It is a review. He's saying that Star Wars' mentality has transformed the movie industry as an incredibly low money-making machine, and that twas its goal from the beginning. I agree.

Nov 25 - 02:22 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

F-ck you, Mysterious F! You have sh-t taste in movies.

Jan 21 - 08:26 PM

allister w.

allister w

i don't necessarily agree with mysterious F but your trashy spew reveals you have not taste at all.


Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu on 01-21-2010 08:26 PM
F-ck you, Mysterious F! You have sh-t taste in movies.

Jan 31 - 08:37 PM

Pawel Zietek

Pawel Zietek

...and you have shit in your mouth. Go to the toilet take a cold shower and start being respectful. Also, spit the shit out, because it smells.

Oct 30 - 05:15 PM

Tyler B.

Tyler Boone

maybe, but i come here for reviews of the movie itself. it's not the movie's fault that people capitalize on success with abundant merchandising, so don't put down a great film for its' impact on the movie industry. kthxbye

Aug 9 - 07:59 PM

Scott Breitbarth

Scott Breitbarth

Don't trust anyone with an Umbridge picture.

Aug 1 - 01:41 AM

Sean K.

Sean Keuch

Only a great movie could have the influence to become such icons or toys. The movie defines the word epic.

Nov 30 - 09:07 PM

allister w.

allister w

with boldly ignorant statements such as these , it's no wonder the europeans see us as shallow and uneducated. Such comments actually make me want to hate the movie.

"Only a great movie could have the influence to become such icons or toys.

Jan 31 - 08:40 PM

Seth McWhorter

Seth McWhorter

There are SO many elitist "intelligent" meanies on RT. Oh no, an obvious error in a sentence written online! He was saying only a great movie could have the influence to create the subsequent lovefest that came with star wars' fame and other movies' attempts at recreating the success. Don't be mean.

Apr 8 - 01:43 PM

Cullen Cochran

Cullen Cochran

Does that REALLY effect how great the movie was ?

Dec 12 - 07:11 PM

William P.

William Potter

You just had to be "that guy" and put rotten. Thanks

Jan 10 - 03:29 PM

Adam A.

Adam Ansari

Hey Rob, you're an idiot... And Mysterious-F, you actually gave StarWars a lower rating than you gave "All About Steve"... So really you aren't allowed to talk anymore. RT should be contacting you shortly to revoke your membership.

Mar 7 - 09:40 PM

Lukemitch25

Luke M

Well said, Rob.

Does anyone realize how dumb Star Wars would be without John freakin' Williams (arguably the greatest composer in film history)??

Jun 2 - 01:53 AM

Sam H.

Sam Huestis

It's embarrassing that whomever wrote this review is paid to actually review movies. This is a lamer excuse for a movie review than "just say no" is for an excuse to not do drugs. Next time you review a movie, actually watch it, don't go to Toys R Us to examine its impact on the child toy market.

Jul 15 - 07:05 PM

Benjamin B.

Benjamin Barncord

So you think that it sucked because of what people did AFTER the movie was made?

Aug 7 - 03:37 AM

Colin C.

Colin Chapman

You sir, are an idiot. The Star Wars series is one of the most iconic, influental film series of all time and yet you have the nerve to call them TOYS. Get some taste.

Aug 27 - 01:22 PM

Colin C.

Colin Chapman

You sir, are an idiot. The Star Wars series is one of the most iconic, influental film series of all time and yet you have the nerve to call them TOYS. Get some taste.

Aug 27 - 01:23 PM

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Josie M.

Josie Mustachio

you're a terrorist.

Sep 25 - 07:46 PM

Nathan H.

Nathan Huber

lol

Jun 18 - 06:25 PM

Sage Benner

Sage Benner

Agreed.

Aug 22 - 04:01 PM

Scott Breitbarth

Scott Breitbarth

It was after watching "Star Wars" that James Cameron decided to stop being a truck driver and become involved in the industry, leading to "Avatar" and "Titanic," the top grossing movies ever made.

Aug 1 - 01:45 AM

sff s.

sff sff

actually Gone With The Wind is

Sep 12 - 03:40 PM

Jenny Shin

Jenny Shin

You wouldn't understand if you never watched it in 1977, noob.

Oct 22 - 03:01 PM

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

You're face is overrated garbage

Jul 3 - 02:11 PM

allister w.

allister w

i don't imagine you define taste in the way others do. obviously.

Jan 31 - 08:41 PM

Colin C.

Colin Chapman

You sir, are an idiot. The Star Wars series is one of the most iconic, influental film series of all time and yet you have the nerve to call them TOYS. Get some taste.

Aug 27 - 01:23 PM

Colin C.

Colin Chapman

You sir, are an idiot. The Star Wars series is one of the most iconic, influental film series of all time and yet you have the nerve to call them TOYS. Get some taste.

Aug 27 - 01:23 PM

Colin C.

Colin Chapman

You sir, are an idiot. The Star Wars series is one of the most iconic, influental film series of all time and yet you have the nerve to call them TOYS. Get some taste.

Aug 27 - 01:23 PM

Josie M.

Josie Mustachio

so do you let the dick rest on your lips or do you lick it?

Sep 25 - 07:41 PM

Joe V.

Joe Vincent

Your review is nonsense. I mean it. It does not critique the movie or review it. OF COURSE toys have been made from this film. It takes good/great films such as the Star Wars franchise to become good merchandise to target towards little kids.

Oct 5 - 08:27 AM

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