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  • The New Star Wars Isn't Political (But It Should Be)

    12/20/2015 12:44:06 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | December 20, 2015 | Benny Huang
    The Force Awakens opened this Friday to packed theaters across America. I haven’t seen it for a number of reasons, among which is an unwillingness to tent out for days just to buy tickets. The film will nonetheless make oodles of money, I’m sure, as Star Wars has replaced the Bible as Western civilization’s primary cultural commonality, both relevant and accessible to people across the societal spectrum. This seventh chapter of the epic space opera may be the first to steer clear of political themes. According to film critic Matt Singer, “The Force Awakens is — arguably to its detriment...
  • Star Wars and neo-Nazis: George Lucas Empire Gets Its Revenge

    07/05/2005 6:49:01 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 14 replies · 1,885+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | May 2005 | Unknown
    George Lucas Empire Gets Its Revenge N.R. Archive. Boston -- May 2005. The final act in the Star Wars cycle, titled Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, has laid bare creator George Lucas underlying left-wing critique of American Empire. For many Americans, the original Star Wars (1977), was an exhilarating portrayal of courage and heroic struggle against tyranny and an evil galactic empire (in that age, generally perceived as against Soviet imperialism). Indeed, for most of the 1980s the political discourse in our country over how America would meet the challenge of confronting a dying and desperate...
  • Star Wars Episode III's moralizing shallow, thoughtless

    07/04/2005 8:45:45 AM PDT · by Tefilo · 15 replies · 495+ views
    Folks, first the good news: I watched Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith twice. I also read the excellent novelization of the script by Matthew Woodring Stover. Of course, this is a great saga, good story-telling almost 30 years in the making. I was there, 12 years old when the first Star Wars came out, standing on line on a stormy day in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and like many other fans, have watched the franchise grow and read uncounted novels involving the characters we all love. Star Wars is a morality tale. One may see countless influences...
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Stupid (Lightweight it is)

    06/06/2005 11:32:51 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 190 replies · 3,719+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 6, 2005 | Don Feder
    What can you say about a movie whose most engaging character is a two-foot tall, pointy-eared, green alien? "Star War III: The Revenge of the Sith" is heavy on special effects but sparse on drama, romance, and emotion. Its also filled with director George Lucass muddled thinking. And, yes, its science fiction in the service of Michael Moores worldview. Despite its record-breaking opening, the last Star Wars installment is bad cinema, because it is a poor narrative. The light-saber duels are fun. The alien creations are cool. The attempts to portray passion or the corruption of the human spirit (how...
  • Downloaders take revenge on 'Star Wars'

    06/04/2005 10:16:46 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 16 replies · 1,672+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 21, 2005 | Andrew Kantor
    While thousands of people waited in line for the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," hundreds of others didn't wait in line at all. And they didn't have to pay. They downloaded pirated copies of the movie, burned them onto DVDs, and watched the last and latest of the Star Wars saga in their homes. Illegal? Yes. And also very, very easy. What is apparently a pre-release studio copy of "Revenge of the Sith" was uploaded onto the BitTorrent file-sharing network. First hundreds, then thousands of people downloaded it. And one of the features of...
  • The Sith Hits the Fan: Mark Steyn on ROTS

    06/03/2005 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 64 replies · 1,723+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 3 June 2005 | Mark Steyn
    STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH Vengeance is mine, saith the Sith, whith thoundth like Violet Elizabeth Bott. No such luck. Instead, its George Lucas, with what he insists is the final film in the Star Wars sextet. My guess is the first film in the new Star Wars septet will be opening circa 2008. Anyway, Revenge of the Sith is, so Lucas assures us, a tragedy. It might have been wise to have stationed an announcer at every movie house to announce this fact over the PA system since it eluded the audience I saw it with...
  • My Son Watched Star Wars Episode III in His High School Class

    06/01/2005 5:22:45 PM PDT · by UnsinkableMollyBrown · 49 replies · 886+ views
    In my son's multimedia class - during the time for finals - they watched 2 hours of this movie, Star Wars Ep. 3. Teacher claimed to be a friend of George Lucas. He said it wasn't illegal, pirated, or downloaded. The menu on the dvd was not multimedia. Anyhow, what would you do? Nothing? Something? What kind of values are they teaching anyway. Never mind, don't answer the last question. :)
  • Mark Steyn - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    06/01/2005 10:34:25 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 176 replies · 5,180+ views
    The Spectator ^ | June 1, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Vengeance is mine, saith the Sith, whith thoundth like Violet Elizabeth Bott. No such luck. Instead, its George Lucas, with what he insists is the final film in the Star Wars sextet. My guess is the first film in the new Star Wars septet will be opening circa 2008. Anyway, Revenge of the Sith is, so Lucas assures us, a tragedy. It might have been wise to have stationed an announcer at every movie house to announce this fact over the PA system since it eluded the audience I saw it with last weekend. When the Sith hits the fan,...
  • Should we call him 'Darth Bush'?

    05/29/2005 3:49:16 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 68 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Southern Illinoisan ^ | May 29, 2005 | CLARENCE PAGE
    Politics gets into everything these days, even "Star Wars." "George Lucas must be a Democrat," said our 15-year-old son as he arrived home from the opening day of the latest Star Wars movie, "Revenge of the Sith," a film with the unfortunate initials, "ROTS."Ah, The Force is strong in this one, I thought, echoing Darth Vader. For, without the benefit of any advance word or special Jedi abilities, our young Jedi easily detected the anti-Bush propaganda that some liberals, to their delight, and some conservatives, to their fuming outrage, allege is imbedded in Lucas' new flick. In keeping with today's...
  • Islam, Revenge of the Sith, and 'Order 66' -(another Barbara Stock zinger!..must read!)

    05/28/2005 5:41:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 96 replies · 2,859+ views
    Pity George Lucas. Why should we pity George Lucas? The man could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool with ten-thousand dollar bills and still have money left over. The Lucas six-episode saga of good versus evil, StarWars, is being dissected by nearly everyone who sees them. I must admit, I cant resist doing some dissection myself. This last episode, Revenge of the Sith, is drawing more attention than the previous five installments. For anyone not familiar with the Star Wars movies, all one needs to know is that the Jedi Knights and the Sith are sort of like cousins. Both have...
  • The Force is with Conservatism...A Star Wars perspective

    05/26/2005 6:25:58 AM PDT · by voletti · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 24 May 2005 | Yoel Sano
    Is the United States in danger of becoming an empire ruled by military force? Star Wars creator/director George Lucas and some of his fans appear to think so, judging by the content of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, which opened in cinemas across the world last week. The question is, if Star Wars is an allegory of our times, who is the emperor and who is Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader? When conceiving the notion of the democratically elected chancellor-turned-emperor back in the 1970s, Lucas initially wanted audiences to identify with a contemporary figure and had then-US president...
  • Murdoch's Season in the Sun: #1 TV, Movie, Cable News, Paper

    05/24/2005 10:08:27 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 3,039+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Tue, May 24, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    AUSTRALIA... ENGLAND.. NOW USA... NEWSCORP Lord Rupert Murdoch can now claim the top spots in the media industry. The 20th Century Fox, Murdoch, 74, has become 21st Century Daddy. On Wednesday night the TV season ends with an IDOL bang and FOX finishing #1 -- for the first time -- in the ad demo, 18-49, and #1 in teens. At the box-office Murdoch takes #1 by distributing REVENGE OF THE SITH. In the heated cable news race, FOXNEWS [despite faulty Internet rumors] continues to dominate all dayparts, all demos, all ratings, and has all but caught CNN in ad revenues....
  • Is Bush a Sith Lord?

    05/25/2005 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Revenge of Sith · 138 replies · 2,428+ views ^ | May 25, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The current episode of "Star Wars" is dynamite for the duplicitous Bush administration. Palpatine, a Sith Lord masquerading as a galactic Republican, becomes Chancellor of the Galactic Republic through deception. Palpatine uses wars that he instigates to elevate security over the power of the Senate and to become dictator. In a moment of triumph, Palpatine tells the Senate, "In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society." The senators respond with sustained cheering and applause. Padme says, "So this is how liberty dies, with...
  • Happy Empire Day!

    05/22/2005 10:57:37 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 11 replies · 637+ views
    Star Wars - The Sith Order ^ | May 21, 2005 | Darth Groznii
    It is arguable that the most famous line in Revenge of the Sith comes from Padme Amidala. When Palpatine announces to a rapturous Senate that the Republic is to be re-organised as the first Galactic Empire, she says: "So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause. We are supposed to infer from this statement that freedom has been traded for security, and democracy traded for a dictatorship. As such, it is supposed to be a dark day, a tragedy, one which will take 20 years and the original three films to remedy. However the question that no one asks...
  • Didache versus Star Wars I-VI -- Darkness versus Light

    05/22/2005 9:11:27 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies · 523+ views and sources for Diache [also] | May 22, 2005 | vanity
    First, there are three good references on the Didache or Teaching of the Two Ways There is a fourth reference that has the complete Didache contents (translation): The Didache starts out with: There are two Ways, one of Life and one of Death, and there is a great difference between the two Ways. In Star Wars, there are two ways -- the way of the Jedi and the way of Darkness. In Star Wars Episode III, key to the success of the Jedi is being unselfish and avoiding the sins of passion. The Sith, on the other hand, are...
  • Star Wars Episode 3 1/2? Inconsistencies? Anakin ain't Mannikin anymore! (SPOLIER)

    05/22/2005 7:45:44 AM PDT · by Conservatrix · 92 replies · 5,492+ views
    5/22/05 | Conservatrix
    For those who have seen Epsiode 3, will there be a 3 1/2? Click though to comments... I don't want to post my spoilers where those who have not seen it will see....
  • 'Star Wars' earns $108.5 million in first U.S. weekend

    05/22/2005 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 1,705+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/22/2005 | AP
    Frank Oz provides the voice of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 'Star Wars' earns $108.5 million in first U.S. weekend Sunday May 22, 3:03PM ET George Lucas' final "Star Wars" movie scored the second-best three-day weekend of all time on Sunday, but the Force was not strong enough to prevent overall ticket sales in North America from posting a year-on-year-decline for the 13th consecutive weekend. "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" sold an estimated $108.5 million worth of tickets for the Friday-to-Sunday period, taking its total to $158.5 million since...
  • Darth Vader's Family Values (Spoiler Alert)

    05/20/2005 9:30:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 1,689+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Wherever you are, Adam Smith, call your agent. Darth Vader is stealing your best stuff. The new installment of "Star Wars" has set off the usual dreary red-blue squabble, with liberals using the film to attack Republicans, and some conservatives calling for a boycott. But - and I know this is hard to believe for a movie with characters named General Grievous and Count Dooku - there's actually a serious bipartisan lesson about the dark side of politics. If you can sit through the endless light-saber duels and robotic dialogue, you finally see what turned Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader....
  • W. is dark side of new Star Wars

    05/21/2005 1:10:25 AM PDT · by drew · 57 replies · 1,712+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/20/2005 | James Pinkerton
    Jewish World Review May 20, 2005 / 11 Iyar, 5765 W. is the dark side of new Star Wars By James P. Pinkerton | The politics of the "Star Wars" movies have twisted around for the past three decades, but now, in the final episode, director-creator George Lucas has made a bid for critical acclaim even if it costs him commercial success. But that's OK. Lucas, now in his seventh decade, has his billions. What he needs now is absolution for past Jewish World Review May 20, 2005 / 11 Iyar, 5765 click for rest of article
  • Spoiler laden review of "Revenge of the Sith"

    05/20/2005 6:49:34 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 21 replies · 522+ views
    05/20/05 | ASB
    Warning*** In case you didn't pay attention to the title, this review is full of spoilers. Simply put, this is what the first two movies in this cycle of the Star Wars saga should have been. If the first two had been condensed to one movie and Revenge of the Sith had been expanded to two movies, I would have been thrilled. Alas that was not to be, so we are left with two movies that meandered along a path that has a clear destination until we have to sprint to that destination with little time to spare in the...