Monday, May 23, 2005
Attack of the Bush, I mean, Sith
I took my nephew to see the new Star Wars movie today (actually it was his idea.) I saw the original in the theater back in '77, but hadn't seen any of the other ones, although I did see Episode 1 in '99. So, needless to say, for a geek, I was never a big Star Wars fan.
That being said, this movie was great. The story, special effects, and underlying (more like, overlying) message was awesome. George Lucas is a master.
My favorite lines from the film...I'm sure you'll know why:
Anakin Skywalker: If you're not with me, you're my enemy.
Obi-Wan: Only a Sith deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.
Anakin Skywalker: You hesitate... the flaw of compassion.
Obi-Wan: It's not compassion. It's reverence for all life, including yours
Senator Amidala: What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?
The Emperor: [to the Senate] We shall change into the first Galactic Empire for a safe and secure society. [Senate fills with enormous applause]
Senator Amidala: [to Bail] This is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
For more parallels, here's a good article from USA Today:
Politics creates a disturbance in the Force