May 26, 2005

Good is relative to ones point of view...

So I got to see Star Wars Episode 3 Wednesday. It was the first time I've ever seen a Star Wars film in the theater, and the last one it was (so far?). I must say that just as "Return of the Jedi" seems to be the best of the initial series of 3, this one is the climactic best of the second series of three. Loose ends were tied up a bit. Now, I'm not a Star Wars nerd in the sense that I can imagine living inside of this sci-fi psuedouniverse as well as some, but I did notice some things that made me wonder. Why did Luke and Leia talk about remembering their mother in episode 6 when we clearly see that the mother died right after they were born in episode 3? Why is it that in Episode 4, R2D2 is looking for his former master (obi-wan) and in none of the first 3 episodes is he shown to be the owner of R2D2 (not to mention his memory is erased in Episode 3). Just a couple of things you notice without trying to. There may have been more, but I don't remember them. All that matters is it was a great flick and one of the best action & storied plots I've watched in quite some time.

It was kind of ironic that the political scare tactics used to get the Supreme Chancellor ultimate power over the senate destroyed a democracy in the Star Wars universe just as the terrorist scare tactics are being used by our government to castrate our freedoms and control the public more, right here in the real world U.S.A. that you and I live in.

CORRECTION: Apparently, from the comment I have realized that it was only the protocol droid (C3PO) who's memory was erased. Still, some other good points are brought up regarding Obi-Wan not remembering Luke's sister. Oh well... I shouldn't let a movie series's continuity problems make the nerd come out in me! Another point brought up was that my brother recalls me and him and my parents seeing Star Wars at the dollar theater in 1979, but being that I was 2 or 3, I don't remember, so forgive me!

Posted by Reese at May 26, 2005 1:10 PM

More questions: Why doesn't Obi Wan remember the droids?

In Ep. 4, Ben/Obi-Wan's ghost tells Yoda "That boy was our last hope." Yoda says, "No, there is another." or something. Why doesn't Ben know this? He practically helped DELIVER THEM.

ALso, Ben tells luke to go to the Degobah system to find the Jedi who instructed him In the new series, we're told that Qui-GOn was Obi-Wan's master.

When exactly does Vader figure out that Luke is his son, and why can't he sense a Force connection with Leia especially when he tortures her in Episode Four?

In Jedi, Leia says her mother died very young, and that she remembers "images" and "feelings". But, Padme dies like, 30 seconds after they're born.

THere's a few more that I've seen on the net. But these are some of the ones that I like.

Posted by: Vincent at May 27, 2005 6:15 PM

i can answer one uestion about the memory erasure. only c3po got the memory erased r2d2 didnt (erase the protocal droids memory was the line i belive) and in eps. 4-6 r2d2 keeps telling 3po things and 3po keeps saying i dont remeber that (not exactly but the gist of it) well after a few beers ive proven my complete nerdiness and will stop typing now...

Posted by: Sean at May 28, 2005 7:19 AM