We're all pretty much excited about the upcoming series of Star Wars films. We might also be excited to see JJ Abrams at the helm, knowing that he has done a fairly capable job of re-envisioning the Trek universe and making it the gritty mess we've always hoped for. What none of us is sure of, and what we hope to God will be avoided at all costs are some of the cute, mis-directed attempts at humor that weakened points in the original six films. It simply doesn't belong. We want our Star Wars universe to he ruthless, dirty, gritty and full of desperate hope like the original promised.
This has moved many (and we mean many) people to reach out and share their views on how that needs to happen. One such group that has taken the reigns and shared their viewpoints on what the new films need to show is portland-based studio, Sincerely Truman. They have drafted an open letter to JJ Abrams, taking form as a brilliantly animated video and website geared to rally support for their point of view. The premise is fairly simple — a total of four requirements. Yet, they are requirements that get to the heart of the matter. We want our universe to be non-cute, gritty, set in space and looking old as hell. See? Simple.
Take a look at the video, and if you agree, hop on over to the website and express your opinion by joining the ranks.