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Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 01:17 pm
Star Wars & Politics

So I saw Episode III on Friday. Its definitely worth the price of admission.

Today a coworker commented to me he watch Episode II on TV last night, and it was much better than he remembered it being. I commented that may have been because it was editted for Television.

Oh, and anybody who thinks this movie a commentary on our current administration needs to take a bite from the Reality Sandwich. The story has been on rails for 30 years now -- we've known what was going to happen for 20. I'm all for criticism of George Lucas, but lets do it for the right reason. This reminds me of when some yahoo started a petition to keep Peter Jackson from "cashing in" on 9/11 by naming the second Lord of the Rings movie "The Two Towers". Coincidences happen. History repeats itself. God isn't in the machine, and the Illuminati are fictional. Move on.

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mikecap
mikecap
Mike Caprio
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)

Yeah, people just don't seem to understand that the current administration is simply doing the same shit that Hitler and Mussolini and every other fascist autocrat has done since governments were first organized.

Panama, here I come!


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)

I don't think a first-turn Godwin is what I was looking for with this thread, but whatever works.

I'm kinda curious though, what constitutes "the same shit that ... every other facist autocrat has done", espcially given your examples?


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mikecap
mikecap
Mike Caprio
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)

Eliminate opposition, consolidate power, stomp on the middle class, play upon the fears of the people, leverage religion to mobilize the easily led sheep... really reading any history book shows you the same things.


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)

But all the Empire wanted to do was to crush the oppression caused by free trade. Once good social policies were permanently in place which gave individuals their dignity, the empire would back off from their militaristic stance, and all those poor clones would live their lives sterile on some tropical vacation planet. But nooo, a bunch of rabid anarcho-capitalistic rebels made things difficult. Fuckers.


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pezzonovante
pezzonovante
pezzonovante
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)

In addition to the general story-line of the prequel trilogy being widely known for 20 years, the screenplay was written < big-loud-scream >BEFORE< /big-loud-scream > Episode 1 started filming (which unless I'm mistaken was in 1998).


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ultimatepsi
ultimatepsi
Kate Nineteen
Mon, May. 23rd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)

On the other hand, there is big difference between observing a parallel between a story and reality and claiming that the parallel was put in the story intentionally.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Thu, Jun. 2nd, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)

In regards to your comment that it was "definitely worth the price of admission", I seem to be the only person who disagrees. It just seems like there was no dramatic tension, since you knew what was going to happen. There are these big climatic battles, but I *know* that I see both of the characters fighting in them in a later episode, so it just doesn't seem to be that big or climatic to me. What's the appeal in the movie? Is it just the special effects? (I figure it can't be, since Final Fantasy was such a flop... Purely effects does not a good movie make.)


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