Twigz221: The answer is George Lucas is a hack and a terrible writer who doesn't even understand his own creation.
kimwim: There are 200,000,000 Chinese who don't know about the Tiananmen Square massacre.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_19 89
Mugato: Twigz221: The answer is George Lucas is a hack and a terrible writer who doesn't even understand his own creation.It looks more like whoever wrote the article didn't actually see the movies.
karmachameleon: Mugato: Twigz221: The answer is George Lucas is a hack and a terrible writer who doesn't even understand his own creation.It looks more like whoever wrote the article didn't actually see the movies.Mugs, just stop before you even get started. You try to defend these movies, but you can't defend these movies. It's like a whole other trilogy - they just don't fit, not in terms of aesthetics, not in terms of story, not in terms of characters. They're best regarded as if they didn't even happen.
Russ1642: My girlfriend is feom China but has been living in Canada...
miniflea: The new Star Wars film will open with a prologue revealing that everything we saw in the prequel trilogy was an in-universe propaganda revisionist version of events, and that what really happened was far less stupid.
Richard_The_Clown: One think I wonder if they will mention is the fact that Luke and Leia have more family out there. Padme's nieces are only a few years older than them. Plus it's not too inconceivable to think that their aunt and maternal grandparents are still alive.
skepticultist: Given that Uncle Owen was deeply afraid that Luke would follow in his father's footsteps, and that he was a farmer on a backwater deep in Hutt space, it's very likely that Luke was mostly homeschooled and that galactic history was mostly glossed over. Basically everything about Luke's circumstances leads me to believe that Luke would be more ignorant of history than the galactic average.Same goes for Han, mostly because he's criminal scum, and criminal scum tends to not be particularly well-educated. We don't really know anything about his origins from the films, but it seems more reasonable to suggest Han has always been low class and rough. So again, more ignorant than average, but still better than Luke -- he's at least *heard* of Jedi's and the Force.Leia would be the best educated of them all, with far more knowledge than the average citizen -- being raised within the Rebellion by the nannies of Bail Organa, she would have access to the best Imperial education as well as deep background on what really happened.
Callous: This.She would probably be the only one in the group other than Obi-Wan to really know what happened with the exception that she was left in the dark about her true parentage. Finding out that your mother was the lynch-pin of the Emperor coming to power and your father is a mass murderer and the Emperor's right hand assassin just isn't going to do her any good.I would assume that Owen kept Luke in the dark about as much as he could. Especially since he knew who Luke's father is, that Luke likely is force sensitive and that there are no Jedi in a position to effectively train him and it's far more likely he ends up a Sith. In his place I would do everything I could to keep him away from all that.Han strikes me as growing up a hoodlum that didn't put any effort into whatever education he did get. Plus he doesn't seem to believe in The Force. So anything he does know about the Jedi and Sith is probably something akin to mythology in his mind. At least until later in the trilogy. He sees Obi-Wan as a frail crazy old man.The empire had 20 years to purge the official record of the facts about the republic and the Jedi. That's a whole generation that was terrorized into silence and another that was born into the terror and propaganda. If they knew anything true about the Republic and the Jedi it was all whispers and rumors. Any formal education would have been heavily propagandized to make the Jedi villains, if they weren't erased altogether, and the Empire the heroes of peace. Anyone that tried to spread the truth would surely be hunted down and killed considering how the Empire/Sith operated.
Bennie Crabtree: kimwim: There are 200,000,000 Chinese who don't know about the Tiananmen Square massacre.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_19 89If the articles in the Politics tab are any indication, most everyone has forgotten the damage that GW Bush did to the US economy and credibility, and it is somehow legitimate to suggest that Obama owns their economic mess. For that matter, John Major in England is apparently erased from memory. you should see how Brian Mulroney, Reagan and Thatcher's favourite Canadian, is lauded as some kind of centrist peacekeeper, when he was the most measurably hated person in Canadian history when he resigned - and that is a rad thing to measure, but he was glaringly obvious by all sorts of metrics.*poof* all gone. A few wars and some media control and 20 years ago is worse remembered than 200 years ago.
Brokenseas: Obi Wan was around 70 in Star Wars. Luke and Leia were 18 or 19. Darth Vader was Obi Wan's friend and Luke and Leia's father. This is the outline the prequels needed to follow.So Episode I should have been about something called the Clone Wars. Show Obi Wan and Anakin in their 20s, set 45 years before Star Wars, being great friends and great pilots and just foreshadow Anakin's turn to the Dark Side by showing him susceptible to fear and hatred.Episode II could have been set 10 years later, with the rise of the Emperor and showing Anakin's turn to the Dark Side.Episode III shows Anakin, now Darth Vader, hunting down and killing the Jedis, the Bad Boy who seduces and impregnates Luke and Leia's mother, then gets cut up a treat by Obi Wan and becomes more machine than man.Tell me that isn't a better outline of a trilogy than the Prequels gave us.
peterthx: hen we all know they saw them multiple times//each movie didn't gross $300-400 million domestic with people only seeing them once
peterthx: Ah, here we go again: a bunch of hipster/Comic Book Guy wannabes try to prove their internet nerd cred by slagging on the SW prequels.
Confabulat: So you're saying they were good movies then?
Confabulat: Do you really think anyone does that? Or do you just imagine people do that?(Hint: It's the latter)
Confabulat: Hey look at me! I'm trying to prove my Internet Nerd Cred by slagging on the Star Wars prequels!Some guy on the internet says it will make me cool!Does it make me cool? Huh guys? Does it make me cool?Cause this guy, peterthx, he thinks it would make me cool!
Russ1642: kimwim: There are 200,000,000 Chinese who don't know about the Tiananmen Square massacre.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_19 89This is oh so true. My girlfriend is feom China but has been living in Canada for ten years and still had no idea that Mao Zedong was considered to be in the same category as Hitler and Stalin. Propaganda works.
fusillade762: [bplusmovieblog.files.wordpress.com image 590x369]"I don't recall ever owning a droid."
Surool: Saw them once each. Didn't buy them. Won't watch them again. They were sh*t and you know it.
fusillade762: Surool: Saw them once each. Didn't buy them. Won't watch them again. They were sh*t and you know it.Same. And I didn't even bother seeing the third one in the theater because I felt burned so bad from the first two.
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