Posts Tagged ‘PT influence’

“John Carter” & Star Wars

December 24, 2015

Bryan Young posted another chapter in his Cinema Behind Star Wars series, this time the influence the John Carter series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs had on Star Wars, as well as the influence AOTC in particular had on the ill-fated “John Carter” film released in 2012:

In fact, when the film came out, comparisons were drawn to Attack of the Clones almost instantly. Both Tatooine and Geonosis share the barren landscape of Barsoom and both movies share a massive arena battle, which was something described in the original books more than 100 years ago. The Nexu could very well be inspired by John Carter’s calot, Woola.

Prequels’ Influence On “Madoka Magica”

December 23, 2015

I am not an expert or fan of anime so I’ll take this essay‘s word for it when it discusses the prequels’ influence on a popular anime series:

Another trait that Anakin Skywalker and Homura Akemi share is that over their story arcs, they become more selfish as the story contnues. In The Phantom Menace Anakin selflessly gives to Padmé, Qui-Gon and Jar Jar without any thought of reward. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin selfishly tries to save Padmé because it’s not about her, it’s really about him.