Star Wars 4, 5, 6

I watched the three Star Wars movies (New Hope, Empire Strikes and Return of the Jedi), scrutinizing the scripts and looking for inconsistencies.

Watching them, I find it amazing how the elder Jedi masters consistently talk around the subject when Luke asks about his father. They present him with such vague answers (particularly in Ep. V) that it surprises me that Lucas can get away with the ‘artificial’ turnaround in Ep. VI (that’s when Luke once again confronts Ben about his hesitance to tell the truth that Vader and Anakin are the same person).

The conversation above reminds me of the scene in the last Matrix, where Neo and Trinity meet up with the Oracle, who clearly has changed physically (because the original actor playing the very same role died). On the question ‘Who she is’, the answer that is given is so laughable that it isn’t even worth mentioning here. This is also the scene I tend to skip. It hurts so bad that the person who wrote that part should have been fired. At once.

The most crucial inconsistent part of Star Wars can be found in Episode 6: When Luke and Leia talk about their parents and Luke asks Leia if she remembers her mother. She does, she says. ‘And she looked really sad too’, is another line in the same conversation.

You don’t have to think deep that the above isn’t possible: after all Luke and Leia’s mom dies the moment after she has given birth to them. But don’t worry too much about it: Lucas will cut this part in the next installment of the Extra Deluxe Digital Remix Cut Version of Episode 6! Which will come in an 8 DVD box set packed with ‘extra features’. And it will come with a (digitally enhanced at that) surprise visit by no one else than Ewan McGregor!

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2 Responses to Star Wars 4, 5, 6

  1. alfons says:

    I fell asleep while watching the latest episode. No joke.

  2. Arthur says:

    I fell asleep while watching the latest episode. No joke.

    I haven’t seen it yet. Don’t spoil it for me!!! :-)

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