Welcome to another edition of Guru 10. I know it has been a long time since my last 10 list, but rest assured I am now back. With the return of Guru 10, here are ten things I don't like about Star Wars. Yes, that is right. It is okay to not like something in Star Wars. Doesn't make you any less of a fan. I will point out that before this list, you would never know I disliked these things because I don't talk 24/7 about what I don't like. I tend to focus on what I love. Enough talk. Time to get into the list.
1. Clone Wars Micro Series
I was never able to get past the animation and the extremely exaggerated action. It was too over the top for me. I know this series has a lot of fans, and I do appreciate the stories, but the medium in which they were told just wasn't for me. Though it did give us one of the coolest General Grievous quotes ever, "Jedi! You are surrounded, your army is decimated. Make peace with the Force now…for this is your final hour. But know that I, General Grievous, am not completely without mercy. I will grant you a warrior's death. Prepare!"
2. LEGO Star Wars
I know a lot of people who enjoy LEGO Star Wars, but it's never been my cup of tea. Never even watched an episode of those LEGO Star Wars stories. They just don't seem to grab my attention. Besides I don't really like the sandbox nature of the shows where any character can meet any character, no matter the era. On the other hand, LEGO Star Wars has given us some amazing creations from fans across the world.
3. EPISODE I Puppet Yoda
That EPISODE I puppet. We're just going to put that in the box of things we never talk about. Close that box and throw it in a trash compactor. Thankfully, it has been replaced with far superior CGI Yoda. Bless George Lucas and his changes.
4. Everyone Speaks Basic in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
I really dislike how Bossk, Greedo, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, and many other alien characters all speak English. I know it's a kid show and subtitles weren't something they wanted, but it does kind of throw me off. As the seasons went on, I got used to it, but it would have been nice to have more alien languages in the show. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS is still my favorite television show regardless.
5. How Much Different Kyuzos Look in THE FORCE AWAKENS vs THE CLONE WARS
I'm so happy J.J. Abrams included an alien design from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in THE FORCE AWAKENS, but gods the Kyuzos in THE FORCE AWAKENS look so different from their animated counterpart. Seriously. I know we have to give some artistic leeway, but it really throws me off.
6. Droid Cartoon Series
Not my cup of tea. I have watched some YouTube clips, and I'll pass on this. I'm sure if I was a kid when it first premiered, I would feel a lot differently.
7. Ewok Series
This is another pass for me. Basically for the same reasons I have with STAR WARS: DROIDS. The Ewok cartoon just isn't something that catches my interest. I do like Ewoks, but I prefer mine to be a tad bit terrifying.
8. AP-5 Singing
No! (still love AP-5, though). Nooooo!! Just all sorts of no. I absolutely love STAR WARS REBELS, but this was just so not for me. Imagine trying to put your hardcore friend on Star Wars and this just happens to be the episode that comes on the night your friend decides to give the show a try.
9. THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Of course you knew THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL was going to be on this list. It is hard to watch. I managed to watch the whole thing several years back on YouTube. I will say this, though, the animated Boba Fett short is pretty entertaining. That's no lie. You should at least give that a watch.
10. THE FORCE AWAKENS Focus on Going Back to Practical Effects
This one is something that really irked me. Back when THE FORCE AWAKENS was being promoted, it was using a promotion based on the idea that it was going back to the use of practical effects like the Original Trilogy. As if to say the Prequel Trilogy didn't already do this. THE FORCE AWAKENS was praised for bringing Star Wars back to practical effects, even though it used the same techniques and as much digital effects as the Prequel Trilogy films have. They have basically stopped saying this now, but we fans haven't forgotten about this.
Even with all these things that I dislike about Star Wars, I still very much breath and live this great franchise. So, don't be ashamed if you don't like everything Star Wars has to offer, and don't be ashamed if you do. We're all Star Wars fans here.