Drop Whatever You’re Doing And Read This Right Now

Another great piece at Clone Corridor looks at the prequels, the era when they were released, and what it all means:

Yet Lucas grants us one look into the helmet before it closes so that we may spot that Anakin’s eyes have lost their Sith nature. Just before that moment Padme has told Obi Wan that there still is some good in Anakin. She has not given up on him, although he may never have known. But her words are lost on Obi Wan whose heart is mortally wounded by the loss of his ‘brother’. It is a reminder for us living in the real world, that the ‘splinter of good’, that is necessary to revive a world that is broken and corrupted, sometimes survives not in the words and deeds of the surviving hero but in the encased and lonely heart of the desperate villain. Revenge of the Sith makes it undeniably clear why for Anakin there is no return to a normal life possible after his redemption in Return of the Jedi. His fall was so deep that there is no happy end in his generation. But there is hope for the generation after and that hope may very well draw inspiration from the ‘some good’ that was still in him.

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6 Responses to “Drop Whatever You’re Doing And Read This Right Now”

  1. lovelucas Says:

    Shared on FB. Wonderful analysis.

  2. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    Dead-on.

  3. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    [“Revenge of the Sith makes it undeniably clear why for Anakin there is no return to a normal life possible after his redemption in Return of the Jedi. His fall was so deep that there is no happy end in his generation. But there is hope for the generation after and that hope may very well draw inspiration from the ‘some good’ that was still in him.”]

    I don’t accept that.

    • M. Marshall Says:

      There’s an old Hollywood code where if a villain turned hero after killing other characters that villain-turned-hero had to die at the end of the movie. I think if Anakin had lived on after saving Luke, he’d have WAY too many people furious at him and death threats galore.

  4. Stefan Kraft Says:

    Off-topic, and we had the discussion before, but still interesting: http://furiousfanboys.com/2015/05/exposing-the-internets-hypocrisy-over-cg-in-star-wars/

    Really, TFA will probably use cutting-edge special effects, regardless of whether they are CGI or practical. That’s good! I think that some are really exaggerating when it comes to “only practical effects in SW.” And even if some may have had problems with the CGI in one of the Prequels (for whatever reason, and I did not), CGI has improved since 2005, so they will normally not really be able to tell whether something is practical or CGI…

    • blade57hrc Says:

      Problem is people convince themselves by the ”majority” of what they are shown.
      They were shown the ”new” stuff much more prominently in the PT BTS and that resulted in ”all-cgi”.
      They will be shown the ”old” stuff in the TFA BTS and they will convince themselves (they have already anyway) that it’s ”all practical”.

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