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Your criticisms of the Star Wars Stormtrooper shoots I missed I died anyway shirt are basically sound. Lots of the dialogue is bad, some of the pacings are bad, particularly the beginning of A New Hope. But I would actually argue that the plot and the script are not bad, especially when you consider the film’s target audience and its genre. After all, it’s not hard science fiction but a space opera.
It’s a different genre entirely from Star Wars Stormtrooper shoots I missed I died anyway shirt fiction, technically speaking. Space opera has melodrama, adventure plots, makes an easy distinction between good and evil, and often uses archetypical characters. Lucas read those kinds of stories in cheap novels and pulp magazines when he was an adolescent and those were what he was trying to model because, again, he was trying to make a movie for 10-year-olds. So considering his audience, the fact that the plot is lifted out of Greek myth and slapped into outer space is a plus, as is his use of Jungian archetypes to develop his characters. These are all things I loved when I was 8 years old and watched the movies for the first time. I didn’t understand most of what was being said, let alone the nuances of the film. I just saw bits of my own personality in Luke Skywalker and I wanted him to win.