The end is nigh-But was Star Wars good for cinema?

Like it or not, modern cinema can be divided into pre-Star Wars and post-Star Wars, so pivotal is the space epic that enters its final orbit on Sunday.
As the curtain falls on possibly the most successful film series ever, the industry is divided over whether George Lucas’s galactic clash between good and evil was the film industry’s champion or its nemesis.
Some argue it turned Hollywood into a commercial beast with no regard for artistic merit. Star Wars, it is said, used technology that undermined fundamental principles of acting.
Others contest that the six-part movie marathon brought millions of new viewers to theaters the world over, recognized the power of a film’s score and wowed audiences in a fresh way.
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