Star Wars as a Thesis
With Episode III coming out in two weeks, it’s no wonder we’re seeing a bunch of dissertations (mostly negative) on the Star Wars movies. To wit:
- How did George Lucas create Star Wars?
- The New York Times gives us a look at what sf authors think of Star Wars.
- Sf author David Brin going off on Star Wars again on his own blog.
- The Disembodied Brain has some Questions Revenge of the Sith should answer.
I’m not saying Star Wars is great fimmaking by any means. (In fact, I’ve yet to see anyone credible say that it is.) In my opinion, Star Wars is just dumb fun. Plot holes? Yep. Childish dialogue? Sure. But to me, that’s not what Star Wars is about. It’s a popcorn movie, not Shakespeare. It’s something you watch to while away the time. It’s not a statement on man’s inhumanity to man – it’s an eye candy flick.
So let’s put it in persective, people. Get over any expected deeper meaning and just enjory it. Or not.
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