Star Wars. Yes, I’m a fan. Not an obsessive, obnoxious fanboy. Not someone who can’t see the flaws or critical failings of certain aspects of various media and, er, films… But I am someone who’s read my share of tie-in novels, and comics, played the video games, reveled in the Robot Chicken and Family Guy episodes. I’ve even tracked down and watched the Star Wars Holiday Special. As an adult. Sober.
And there’s this:
Despite this, I haven’t pushed the movies or even the Clone Wars show on the kids. In fact, I haven’t let them watch the movies all the way through yet because I wanted them to be old enough to appreciate it (and hopefully realize that Jar Jar ain’t cool).
Kids love Jar Jar, though. Lucas wasn’t wrong about that.
I’m also torn on the whole question of sequencing. Do you start with the original or do you go in Episodic order? Seriously, this is an important decision. See here for more wisdom on this.
Thanks to the Lego Star Wars video games, the sequencing question is sort of moot now. So too, any concerns about enthusiasm or pushing my own geek agenda on my kids…