Monday, May 23, 2005

Spoilers, Sequels, and Sith III

Here are some specifics as to why the latest Star Wars film is bad.

No plot twists. Nada. Zip. Remember in the first film, when Luke almost purchased another droid? If that one hadn't conked out, R2-D2 would have had a harder time finding Obi-Wan Kenobi. How about a little fun with splitting up the twins? Maybe Luke was supposed to go to Alderaan, and Leia was destined for Tattooine. There could have been a nice little vignette on that whole topic, since the audience is expecting one thing. Just because the ending is preordained doesn't mean the script can't meander a little bit.

Is it really that easy to kill the Jedi Knights? Give me some treachery. Since we are dealing with clones, how about some parallels between how they kill the Jedi. The film could progressively cut from scene to scene, with the audience knowing the standard modus operandi of the clones. That would have been preferable to a handful of shot-in-the-back scenes.

Why do we have to explain differences in appearance? When Mark Hamill was in a car accident, they had to add a scene to The Empire Strikes Back where he gets clawed in the face. The fight between the emperor and Mace Windu is used to explain the wrinkled appearance of the emperor in the later films. Back to the Future (Doc Brown's futuristic botox treatment) and Star Trek (why the Klingons have bumpy foreheads) also felt the need to do this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that Yoda is Darth Vader's father?? -> meaning that Yoda is Luke's Deda?

May 25, 2005 11:53 AM  

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