Thursday, June 09, 2005

Star Wars III

Thoughts for all you Star Wars fans out there. Yeah I know there are a gazillion blogs/boards/fansites & whatnot out there, but I don't have time to surf all day- only half. So here goes.

Did you really buy into the motivation behind Anakin's turn to the dark side? The whole "I can't live without Padme" thing. Even taking into account his being taken away from his mother & being a former slave. Yadda yadda. Did anyone else see the irony in the fact that Padme dies of a broken heart Anakin created- when supposedly he turned against everything he was ever taught for her. Including mores likely taught by his mom. I'm sure his mom would have wanted him to become evil personified (& murder dozens of innocents, natch) just to keep Padme alive. The Padme who died because of him, ha ha ha.

Ok. This ties in to my reading philosophy. I can forgive a lot of errors, suspend belief, ignore irritating problems etc if the characters motivations are real to me. I have to believe this person is real. I need to relate to the character at least a little. Not possible in the case of Anakin. At least for me. My husband & my mother have said I'm too independant for my own good. Possibly I can't relate simply because of my own personality? Doubt it, but what do you think?

BTW- loved Padme's lavender negligee with the pearl accents that went around her body. Unbelievable part- her sleeping in it. Yeah- I could sleep lying on all those little pearls. Especially while pregnant. I had plenty of trouble sleeping while I was pregnant never mind sleeping on dozens of pearls. Never mind they'd horribly tangle in her long thick hair. NOT. You know, No problem wearing it around the apartment- whatever. To the Senate meetings. Not to sleep in though.

Also loved the lizard with the feathery head. Would love to spend the long desert nights consoling Obi Wan. My sister & I are fighting over him.

Enjoyed the movie though. Beautifully shot. The Wookies were totally cool. Droids with personalities (not to mention beating hearts). Wonderful world building. I wish Lucas would film the last three movies of the nine he used to say would make.

Maybe I can sneak out & see it again.

5 comments:

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