Posts tagged star wars
Posts tagged star wars
Luke Skywalker was obsessed and broken, but not self-aware of those traits, throughout the STAR WARS saga. His obsession dealt with (first) leaving the farm to join the alliance, (second) becoming a Jedi like his father, and (third) turning his father away from the Dark Side of the Force. He accomplished all of those goals, and he changed a lot from beginning to end in each film. But, he was broken. He grew up without a father and mother, fostered by an aunt and uncle that were not blood related to him. He trained as a Jedi late in life, unlike the traditional method of training as a child first. And, he became the weapon of Jedi revenge. Yes, I call it revenge. Obi Wan and Yoda trained Luke with the intent that he fight and destroy the Sith, Darth Vader and the Emperor, and restore the Jedi. They lied to him in the form of omission about his father. They intended to see him kill his own father.
In my opinion as a writer, Luke Skywalker is the perfect candidate to become the villain in the next trilogy of films. His obsessions will continue to eat away at him. His broken life will prevent him from becoming truly good. Just like his father, he will do evil through good intention, and that evil will consume him. A clue to this rests in Luke’s wardrobe choice of all black, rather than what we saw in 99% of all the other Jedi. Luke’s humanity has already been partially destroyed due to his mechanical right hand, a similar path as his father. What makes my theory feel so right to me is that Luke is not self-aware of these obsessions and brokenness within his life. He saved his father from evil, but he did so against Yoda and Obi Wan’s advice and counsel. They wanted Darth Vader dead, a very un-Jedi trait that established that they too were obsessed, broken, and not self-aware, thus planting the seeds for more and more evil.
It is my sad duty to inform you that at 4:03pm EST, JJ Abrams lens flare jokes died. The horse fell over, stopped breathing, and people continued to beat it for several hours. It was unable to be resuscitated.
Seriously. Mock Abrams’ use of lens flare all you want, but he didn’t do it just because he thought they looked neat. And he didn’t even add any digitally. It’s not as silly and dumb as people are making it out to be…
“I know there are certain shots where even I watch and think, ‘Oh that’s ridiculous, that was too many.’ But I love the idea that the future was so bright it couldn’t be contained in the frame… They [lens flares] were all done live, they weren’t added later. There are something about those flares, especially in a movie that can potentially be very sterile and CG and overly controlled. There is something incredibly unpredictable and gorgeous about them… it feels like the future is that bright…”
That’s actually kind of a cool decision. Haters are most likely going to hate, though. I think I’ve heard that somewhere.
“Recently discovered vintage photographs prove once and for all that Star Wars is REAL! Ok, maybe not true, but what if it was? These great photo manipulations by If Star Wars Was Real make it seem as if R2D2, AT-AT’s and even Boba Fett were actually walking the streets as recent as the 60s.”
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#Can we talk about how Leia is the ultimate BAMF? #She’s brought up a princess and could easily live a cushy life of luxury if she wants #if she stays in line she’s not going to be terribly affected by the empire herself #she’s surrounded by people we know essentially wanted to treat her like a dress up doll #But by the age of 6 she has an incredible interest in politics#By the age of 16 she’s going to university and specifically studying subjects the empire wants to suppress #She becomes the youngest senator in history at 18 #and then decides that’s not enough- she’s going to become one of the leaders of the rebellion against the empire #And when she’s caught by Darth Vader himself she doesn’t even flinch- and then proceeds to hold up under pretty horrific torture #keep herself together even after witnessing the destruction of her entire planet #and still have enough snark left to sass what she thinks is a stormtrooper who could very well be there to torture her again #Oh and let’s not forget- she’s also the best shot in the series #Princess of Alderaan and Queen of my heart TBH
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Sith Princesses by josephb222.
Celebration VI art print, by Chris Trevas.