Misha Burnett captures exactly how I feel. I haven’t seen the last five Star Wars, the last few Star Treks, and other remakes because I just want new stuff. Star Wars was great when I was a kid, but if I want Star Wars I will pop in my old DVD. I don’t need or want new Star Wars, I want new Science Fiction.
Two films that I saw recently, Justice League and The Last Jedi, left me with very similar feelings that I have been trying to put into words.
As usual, I find that for me the most natural analogies are drawn from my day job. So I want you to imagine a building constructed in, say, the middle 1970s. The architect has very definite ideas about what the building is for and how it will be used. There is a plan.
But over time, things change.
The dry cleaner on the ground floor moved out and a candy store rented that space, so that the washing equipment was taken out and the piping cut off flush with the walls and capped.
An accounting form on the third floor needs a server room, with holes punched in the walls for cabling and new air conditioners, and a new high voltage electrical…
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