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originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: Indigent
My dog could have made a better Star Wars movie
Because its not political driven and takes that political goo and mix it into one of the most popular sci fi franchises, sprinkle it in there like it was the best thing ever..
George Lucas has been pretty open about certain political influences on his space opera.
In an interview for the Chicago Tribune in 2015, Lucas stated explicitly that the movie "was really about the Vietnam War, and that was the period where Nixon was trying to run for a term, which got me to thinking historically about how do democracies get turned into dictatorships? Because the democracies aren’t overthrown; they’re given away.”
There it is. Black and white. Clear as crystal. Star Wars was about Nixon. Good day, sir.
Did you think that was too subtle? How about when, during an interview in "The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," Lucas, when asked if Palpatine had ever been a Jedi, replied, "No, he was a politician. Richard M. Nixon was his name. He subverted the senate and finally took over and became an imperial guy and he was really evil. But he pretended to be a really nice guy."
originally posted by: Theprodicalson
originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: Spacespider
Maybe the movie was just what it was, with people doing space things?
Yeah # and full of plot holes.
Kylo Ren: “I know what I have to do”
Snoke: “You think you can turn him. Pathetic Child. I cannot be betrayed. I cannot be beaten. I see his mind. I see his every intent. Yes. I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true. And now, foolish child, he ignites it and kills his true enemy.”
originally posted by: JDmOKI
Still just a theory either way its a waste of a character.
...while the theme was anti capitalism...