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originally posted by: intrepid
I just can't wait for it to come and go. Damn near every commercial on TV has a tie in. I wouldn't be surprised if they used it for Pampers next. Jeez.
A Jedi craves not such narrow interpretations. In fact, Star Wars—the original 1977 film that started it all—is all these things. It’s a pastiche, as mashed-up and hyper-referential as any movie from Quentin Tarantino. It takes the blasters of Flash Gordon and puts them in the low-slung holsters of John Ford’s gunslingers. It takes Kurosawa’s samurai masters and sends them to Rick’s Café Américain from Casablanca. It takes the plot of The Hidden Fortress, pours it into Joseph Campbell’s mythological mold, and tops it all off with the climax from The Dam Busters. Blending the high with the low, all while wearing its influences on its sleeve, Star Wars is pretty much the epitome of a postmodernist film.
The Empire is a xenophobic and humanist centered society that believes in institutional slavery.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: zatara
I dunno the Kanjiklub are a outlaw gang of bad guys. JJ Abrams casted Iko Iwas, Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian to play the main characters of the gang. Those guys are Certified bad asses. JJ putting those guys in a film to play tough guys is excellent. If anything will have quality to it, it will be their fight scenes. For a preview of what these guys can do simply watch The Raid 2. It's been said, and I agree, it has the greatest realistic fight scenes in movie history. apparently JJ watched the Raid 2 and said something like, holy crap that's the kinda live action fighting and weapon work I've been looking for. that's the real deal there. and immediately hired all three of the actors in the movie.
originally posted by: crazyewok
I always said the rebels were terrorist scum
Btw Yoda was a definite pedophile. A celibate old man who kept a room full of younglings in his temple and have a thing against children being to old to beguin training.......... the jedi order may as well been called the vatican!
This time, however, they may find themselves surprised by how much the film’s characters and themes echo the current War On Terror.
A more focused study, however, is needed to truly understand that the Star Wars films are actually the story of the radicalization of Luke Skywalker. From introducing him to us in A New Hope (as a simple farm boy gazing into the Tatooine sunset), to his eventual transformation into the radicalized insurgent of Return of the Jedi (as one who sets his own father’s corpse on fire and celebrates the successful bombing of the Death Star), each film in the original trilogy is another step in Luke’s descent into terrorism. By carefully looking for the same signs governments and scholars use to detect radicalization, we can witness Luke’s dark journey into religious fundamentalism and extremism happen before our very eyes.
Obi Wan — a religious fanatic with a history of looking for young boys to recruit and teach an extreme interpretation of the Force — is practically salivating when he stumbles upon Luke, knowing he’s found a prime candidate for radicalization. Stahelski notes terror groups place a focus on depluralization, stripping away the recruit’s membership from all groups and isolating them to increase their susceptibility to terrorist messaging. Within moments of meeting Luke, Obi-Wan tells Luke he must abandon his family and join him, going so far as telling a shocking lie that the Empire killed Luke’s father, hoping to inspire Luke to a life of jihad.