Culturally Star Wars is a big deal and maybe the biggest deal in all of cinema. Mikey Neumann, a former writer at Gearbox that wrote Borderlands, recently went full time with his YouTube channel Movies with Mikey. It's a great YouTube movie review channel and well worth a subscription and his latest two episodes are about How We See Star Wars. Mikey breaks down each Star Wars movie starting with the original trilogy and how they were reviewed when they came out. Spoiler Alert, people didn't seem to like the Empire Strikes Back at first but later went on to think it was the best movie of the series. If you are looking to tear into some fun Star Wars commentary hit up part one above and then watch part two linked below. My only minor nit with both videos is that I wanted Mikey to go a bit deeper and take a bit more time but that's not really his style and it's good to keep things short and sweet.

I hope Mikey comes around to do a full episode on The Last Jedi because he only briefly talks about it and I think there is more for him to say.

Part 2:

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/27/2018 at 04:58pm

I watched these last night and I loved how he presented the reactions to each of the films. I wish Rogue One has been included but I also get why it wasn’t. It’s Star Wars but not the core of it.

I have warmed up to the prequels over the years. I, like the people he talked about in the video, was obsessed with episode 1 when it came out. I think I watched it three times in a week, and on that last one the illusion was broken. But time and age has made me appreciate things more and while it’s nowhere near as good as I thought it was opening week, it’s nowhere near as bad as I thought it was the week after.

Episode 2 though. That movie does a lot of great things but... a lot of not great things too.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/02/2018 at 05:00pm

I couldn't finish this. The video was too overproduced imho.

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/02/2018 at 05:43pm

Wow, we had very different reactions. My wife and I liked it so much that we are going through this entire series and adding any movies we haven't seen to a watch list, so that we can watch the Movies with Mikey reviews of them.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/03/2018 at 05:32am

Yeah I like how much production value he puts into his videos. I've watched all his videos that were for movies I've seen and enjoyed all of them. And it's not just because he loves Edgar Wright movies as much as I do. :P

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/03/2018 at 06:03am

I want him to do one for Baby Driver. Mikey's editing with cuts on the first beat of a musical phrase in his background music... he'd have a field day with Baby Driver.

And I STILL need to see The World's End.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/03/2018 at 03:34pm

The Cornetto Trilogy is incredible and The Worlds End is my favorite one.

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