While I was online this morning, firing up BBC Radio as I sat down at the computer to work, I noticed an attention-grabbing headline -- colourized with a photo from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Why The Empire Strikes Back is overrated
The general consensus is that the second in the original Star Wars trilogy - released 40 years ago - is the best. In fact, it’s to blame for the franchise’s problems, writes Nicholas Barber.
By Nicholas Barber
30 April 2020
Minutes ago I got around to reading what dropped down from the sensational headline. It's been years since I last saw my second favourite Star Wars movie, but I've seen it enough times to have much of its structure and DNA embedded in neural carbonite.
My reaction to the provocative piece overturned any suspicions I may have harboured about its obvious clickbait headlining. The writer makes some good points.
It's too late in the day for me to explain why I agree with much of what Mr Barber explodes.
Chapter Two, tomorrow.