The Original Star Wars Trilogy vs. Disney’s Star Wars Trilogy | Vanity Fair


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  • Jon H
    Jon H  1 weeks back

    Quite Simply, irefutably. The "New Trilogy" lost the originals charm by way of romance. There is none. There is only mechanical desires / needs driving the films.

    • Keith Silva
      Keith Silva  1 weeks back

      Someone needs to tell this guy that Lucasfilm (and hundreds of people who worked with Lucas himself) still makes these movies, despite being owned by Disney. Also much of the prequels were shot on location so this idea that Abrams "went back to shooting on location" is misplaced. Research!

      • K X
        K X  1 weeks back

        The Sequel Trilogy is "more complex"? Im sorry but how high are you? Rian Johnson used his FIRST DRAFT for God's sake.

        • William Sharman
          William Sharman  2 weeks back

          The difference is the originals are better and Disney’s was a train wreck

          • Dennis Smith
            Dennis Smith  2 weeks back

            Why is this video so base and awful? None of the new stuff is good, quit bending over for Disney

            • Mikołaj Solik
              Mikołaj Solik  2 weeks back

              An outstanding piece of interpretation.

              • Skydrathik
                Skydrathik  2 weeks back

                Oh really? I am fed up with all favourite characters dying and bad endings - I would LOVE to see a good and complete happy ending for once.

                • Ser Winzzalot
                  Ser Winzzalot  2 weeks back

                  Fairytale endings are what we dream for! Its just that we are more sophisticated and experienced hence making a fairytale harder to write. But fairytales are what we need and we as a society spend billions of dollars on good writing

                  • ForceMaximus84
                    ForceMaximus84  3 weeks back

                    Aka Genuine Interest in Storytelling vs. Corporate Greed

                    • Joe Hanks
                      Joe Hanks  3 weeks back

                      I think every Star Wars film is great in their own way. In the end, it forms a massive story and it’s been amazing so far. I hope TROS is as good as it looks.

                      • Afek
                        Afek  3 weeks back


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                          Well you really can't compare them since the third movie of the new trilogy isn't out yet

                          • Ace_of_Spades82
                            Ace_of_Spades82  4 weeks back

                            I’ll always love the worst Star Wars movie more than any other series of movies. I love the whole story.

                            • Danielsf2006
                              Danielsf2006  1 months back

                              I have the old star wars trilogy with bonus disc ( *FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD* ) special edition box and I love it especially the editing!

                              • Patrick Gibbs
                                Patrick Gibbs  1 months back

                                Star Wars fatigue doesn’t exist

                                • Patrick Gibbs
                                  Patrick Gibbs  1 months back

                                  Kylo Ren does not show more emotion than Darth Vader in their trilogies.

                                  • sikid4000
                                    sikid4000  1 months back

                                    1:50 why did they cut off Anakin?

                                    • Ethan Carron
                                      Ethan Carron  1 months back

                                      What about the prequels?

                                      • Jay Sway
                                        Jay Sway  1 months back

                                        The new ones are more complicated? Lmao ok.

                                        • T. Crown
                                          T. Crown  1 months back

                                          I'm very satisfied with this video. Finally a more surgical approach to comparing these franchises on their respective times, without the need for endless criticism or hate. 
                                          it is unfortunate through reshoots, reworks and new directions of these newer films have led to people despising Star Wars. Rogue one and Solo were okay, but they could have been legendary instead of mildly lukewarm. I am hopeful for what they've learned and what they'll do for Howards new trilogy & the Mandelorian.

                                          • Caolan Harkin
                                            Caolan Harkin  1 months back

                                            It was an ok description of the trilogies until i heard him say "kylo ren in a way is scarier than vader" dont know how anbody could even think that

                                            • Joshua Chamberlain
                                              Joshua Chamberlain  1 months back

                                              Simple one is authentic the other is Disney fan fiction done horribly wrong.

                                              • PerfectHit
                                                PerfectHit  1 months back

                                                Oh boy. Kylo Ren is not anywhere near to be an interesting villain, a well as Rey not being an interesting protagonist. Its not the actors, its not the character concepts its simply the script that is so incredibly dumb, that its funny by accident. Kylo Ren cannot be scary, or mysterious however much he frowns into the camera or throws temper tandrums. Rey has no "heros journey", everything she picks up, shes already perfect in. There is no room for growth and no suspense. The script is so dumb, that you dont even start to think about the whole picture and how to convert it to the real world (fascism etc.). The suspension of disbelief was gone after 5 minutes in Episode 8. I will not even start with the thousand abysmal attempts at humor in that episode, or the breaking of established rules in that universe, or the Mary Poppins scene, or the uninteresting supporting cast. Every single support role, whose names i already forgot, felt like being there just for the comic relief. 44% in rotten tomatoes cant be wrong... The new trilogy was so disappointing for me, that im not even going to the cinema anymore for episode 9.

                                                It is a shame, that the trilogy is such a disaster, because i really liked rogue one and even liked solo, which propably wouldnt have gotten all the bad reviews if episode 8 hadnt been that bad imho....

                                                • Christopher Schott
                                                  Christopher Schott  1 months back

                                                  Can't really compare them in my opinion .
                                                  Absolute master piece , Star Wars , Empire Strikes Back .
                                                  The prequels I love also. But for different reasons .
                                                  I liked. Force Awakens , but at the same time.
                                                  The Last Jedi. Just sucks .. Nothing much to say
                                                  Rogue One is the best New Star Wars film so far .
                                                  Solo had a good plot line .. But ridiculous droid and some scenes that were dark , literally to vague to see what was happening

                                                  • Claudeus Gothicus
                                                    Claudeus Gothicus  2 weeks back

                                                    very concisely said.. and I agree with everything except 'the force awakens' which on my list is lumped with 'the Last Jedi' under - sucks

                                                • Harry Hudson
                                                  Harry Hudson  1 months back

                                                  Why is everyone complimenting this? It's just vanity fair bigging up how much more "deep" and "darker" and essentially "better" the new trilogy is, which is just a stupid marketing campaign.

                                                  The new sequel is trash and rushed. The original trilogy has a lot of intriguing and deep subtext. Which you don't have to be a massive fan to know.

                                                  • VonFuego
                                                    VonFuego  1 months back

                                                    Climate change huh? ... Yeah, that's totally what comes to mind when I think Star Wars. This video is pretty dumb just like the new trilogy.

                                                    • Lord King
                                                      Lord King  1 months back

                                                      I don’t fuckin care. Star Wars is fun

                                                      • Todd Louis
                                                        Todd Louis  1 months back


                                                        • Julian Chee
                                                          Julian Chee  1 months back

                                                          Aren't you glad Luke Skywalker isn't just another Obi Wan rehash ? Making him sadder and more cynical is so much more real and interesting as we finally see that side of him as opposed to the super lighthearted-ness of his character in the original trilogy

                                                          • Joshua Chamberlain
                                                            Joshua Chamberlain  1 months back

                                                            That's not Luke, that's round head Johnson destroying the legacy of the character and exposing Disney Lucas films lack of understanding of Star Wars. Luke was the most optimistic person in the Galaxy, he also would never have abandoned his friends!!!!!

                                                          • Chase Hildenbrand
                                                            Chase Hildenbrand  1 months back

                                                            TLJ Luke = my favorite Luke. I dig his emotional struggle. Makes him more human. Give me that over Superman-Luke any day.

                                                        • Dark Woods
                                                          Dark Woods  1 months back

                                                          Connections? You mean rip off. The prequels are far better than the disney junk. The prequels at least did things differently, showed us more of the world and how it all worked. The Disney movies just reset everything so they can rehash the original movies, making the actions of the characters in the original trilogy pointless. The empire didn't fall, just rebranded. The Jedi didn't return, the rebels didn't rebuilt society but just continued being rebels for some reason for 35 years living on forest moons still. The oriignal trilogy accomplished nothing now just because disney have no courage to do something original and creative.

                                                          • Dark Woods
                                                            Dark Woods  1 months back

                                                            Then show us that. The films have not shown us any change or progression that happened between Return of the Jedi and the disney stuff. Force Awakens drops us in a world identical to that of A New Hope as if the original trilogy never happened and nothing changed in 35 years.

                                                          • neosoontoretro
                                                            neosoontoretro  1 months back

                                                            No, the empire did fall, just because they're a new fascism modeled after the old empire doesn't mean there haven't been any change or progression for the past 35 years.

                                                        • Antonio Tambornino
                                                          Antonio Tambornino  1 months back

                                                          Disney experimenting with releasing more character focused movies isn't just that company trying to emulate the success of Marvel Studios.

                                                          • Chris Hobson
                                                            Chris Hobson  1 months back

                                                            the movie sucks VF has collapsed in quality

                                                            • Night of fun times
                                                              Night of fun times  1 months back

                                                              Yknow if the empire survived did he have some old troopers of the empire

                                                              also i onow they are old but the comeback would make for sense than the clones
                                                              The droids we never see them not even for different roles (maybe i jst cant see them)

                                                              Also this is Star Wars and i feel like it doesn't have to be realistic and what i like about Star wars is there is a world ot explore planets can be interesting (Because they are different to earth) the weather and things also they're is so much more i would like to type about but im honna leave it here

                                                              • Ryan C
                                                                Ryan C  1 months back

                                                                Biggest differences between these trilogies? The story, the acting, the direction, the music all far better in the OT.

                                                                • HXL
                                                                  HXL  1 months back

                                                                  Prequels will always be the best to me

                                                                  • 2ndTallestBear
                                                                    2ndTallestBear  1 months back

                                                                    In short:
                                                                    Old movies were good, new movies are morally grey, out of ideas, lame.

                                                                    • Josephi Krakowski
                                                                      Josephi Krakowski  1 months back

                                                                      "sTar WaRs fAtIGuE!"

                                                                      • srtm77
                                                                        srtm77  1 months back

                                                                        4:30 Fascism is all around us? Somebody wake this guy up. He thinks he's in the 1930s. lol

                                                                        • Claudeus Gothicus
                                                                          Claudeus Gothicus  2 weeks back

                                                                          yeah, I noticed that also.. this guy is likely one of those who thinks ANTIFA are justified in being thugs cause they pretend to be an anti fascist organization

                                                                      • Kr gaming
                                                                        Kr gaming  1 months back

                                                                        If any1 says if Disney’s are better hit their head very hard off something

                                                                        • Gabriel Anderson
                                                                          Gabriel Anderson  1 months back

                                                                          The difference being that the new ones are garbage, created by a company only concerned with milking fans' nostalgia to make a few bucks. The repetition in details, design, and story proves that the Sequals are unoriginal and overrated, and the utter lack of total plot consistency and interesting characters shows that it is nothing more than a pandering, uncreative mess.

                                                                          • Bowen
                                                                            Bowen  1 months back

                                                                            Disney Star Wars could’ve been like Marvel. The only difference is that Marvel makes great movies.

                                                                            • Chase Hildenbrand
                                                                              Chase Hildenbrand  1 months back

                                                                              @Bowen one more

                                                                            • Chase Hildenbrand
                                                                              Chase Hildenbrand  1 months back

                                                                              @Bowen since you apparently don't know how to google. Here:

                                                                              Now I'm done with this convo.

                                                                            • Bowen
                                                                              Bowen  1 months back

                                                                              Chase Hildenbrand I don’t understand that. Doesn’t everyone’s vote matter?

                                                                              Or since you don’t like the results, you call them trolls?

                                                                            • Chase Hildenbrand
                                                                              Chase Hildenbrand  1 months back

                                                                              @Bowen honestly....just google why you shouldn't look at that RT score. RT had to come up with a whole new audience scoring system to keep out the idiots downvoting and trolling.

                                                                            • Bowen
                                                                              Bowen  1 months back

                                                                              Chase Hildenbrand The first is that the audience score, now at 49%, is truly bad. That's by far the lowest audience score ever given to a live-action Star Wars movie, 14% lower than the 57 score of the next most disliked Star Wars film, the 2002 Hayden Christiansen-starring prequel Attack of the Clones

                                                                          • Bowen
                                                                            Bowen  1 months back

                                                                            I don’t think the bad guys are fascists. I think they’re Imperialists. Hence the term Empire.

                                                                            • Bowen
                                                                              Bowen  1 months back

                                                                              Ryan C I think they’re like the British Empire, because George based the Empire off of the British Empire.

                                                                              Everyone has a different opinion though

                                                                            • Ryan C
                                                                              Ryan C  1 months back

                                                                              They're definitely fascists

                                                                          • Bowen
                                                                            Bowen  1 months back

                                                                            The new movies goal is to just destroy the originals.

                                                                            • Ryan C
                                                                              Ryan C  3 weeks back

                                                                              @Honest Happy Hater Nah. Lucas explicitly said Luke would abandon the Jedi after an apprentice slaughtered the others. Decades later he'd find a new Force adept who he'd reluctantly train. That's precisely what we've seen no matter how much you ignorant fucks protest it 😏

                                                                            • Honest Happy Hater
                                                                              Honest Happy Hater  1 months back

                                                                              @Ryan C
                                                                              - Disney discards previous Canon, Lucas had to personately approve, including works, he co-created.
                                                                              - JJ Abrams discards George's directions about episode VII
                                                                              - Kathleen Kennedy does the same thing as Abrams

                                                                              "ThIs Is WhAt LuCaS wAnTeD"

                                                                            • Bowen
                                                                              Bowen  1 months back

                                                                              Ryan C No it wasn’t. Lucas wanted the new trilogy to be about Luke discovering the origins of the Force. That was Lucas’s script for the new sequel and Kennedy threw it away.

                                                                            • Ryan C
                                                                              Ryan C  1 months back

                                                                              Not really. Much of what happens is what Lucas wanted.

                                                                          • Samuel Elliott
                                                                            Samuel Elliott  1 months back

                                                                            Disney sucks

                                                                            • Grand Guru
                                                                              Grand Guru  1 months back

                                                                              I’m sorry but I really love what Disney is doing with Star Wars. Huge fan of the films, TLJ is my favorite of the new ones. 🤷🏿‍♂️ I really hope Disney pushes for a Han Solo 2 and I am looking forward to The Mandalorian, and The Rise of Skywalker. As for this video, I will always respect and love the originals. ❤️ I show give my love to the prequels as well. George Lucas did the best he could and I appreciate him for creating such a beautiful franchise.

                                                                              • Montgomery scott
                                                                                Montgomery scott  1 months back

                                                                                The differences between the two are, Disney wants money. Lucas wanted to tell a story.

                                                                                • Ken Elliott
                                                                                  Ken Elliott  1 months back

                                                                                  Is it just me, or is this guy reading a little to much into these movies. Like he totally forgets to mention the dumster fire that is TLJ

                                                                                  • Honest Happy Hater
                                                                                    Honest Happy Hater  1 months back

                                                                                    Well, he mentioned it once, when speaking about Obi-Wan and Luke

                                                                                • Jeffro Kraus
                                                                                  Jeffro Kraus  1 months back

                                                                                  Nice review, some great comparisons and discussion. One point where I wouldn't agree is about fairy tale endings. Within the wide array of Star Wars stories and books, it is well known that there are ups and downs, and long periods of darkness in the Star Wars universe. For this reason, I would never expect a fairy tale type of ending in Star Wars. That said, I do expect to feel a strong air of hope, wonder, and a strong push towards goals that will lead to a better time, a better universe.

                                                                                  I disagree with your point that people nowadays aren't looking for fairy tale endings. I think this job lies entirely with the move-makers. I.e.: if the movie brings us to a fairy tale type ending, in a way that works in the story, then we (the audience) are all for it! I don't know about you, but I loved the ending in Return of the Jedi, and I never thought that it meant there would be no turmoil to come. I saw it as a wondrous moment, where good triumphed and we witnessed the fall of an evil regime.