Musings of a Postmodern Negro

"During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism."- Howard Thurman

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Me and the kids broke down (actually I did) to go see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last night. I am a fan of the Star Wars legacy. Star Wars was the first movie I actually saw or remember as a kid. I was somewhat disappointed with the previous two movies. I still liked them. Don't want to get into why I was disappointed except to say this last installment of the epic was probably the best out of the previous two. I have read some of the reviews. Its the typical stuff. The script was poorly written. Some of the character's interaction with each other seemed wooden (like the romance between Anakin and Padme). Aside from the window dressing issues people may have with the movie I couldn't help but feel like Lucas was up to something. I don't want to spoil it for you but I was wondering if this installment of Star Wars has more of a cultural message than the previous ones. Of course they all tell a story that has various elements of our culture and history but something about this episode of Star Wars spoke to our current global situation to me. I won't say more. But here is a line in the move that caught me and stayed with me as I was walking out of the movie theatre:

"Anakin, Siths deal in absolutes!" - Obi-Wan

10 Comments:

Blogger chaudes said...

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May 21, 2005 5:33 AM  
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May 21, 2005 5:35 AM  
Blogger postmodernegro said...

The deleted comments were some dude posting porn pics. Somebody has way too much time on their hands.

May 21, 2005 1:39 PM  
Blogger Charlie Wear said...

Hello Anthony, I came to your blog from Mark Van S' post on emergent. In it he mentioned the lack of ethnic diversity. I repeated part of his post on my blog: http://charliewear.next-wave.org...I am interested in input from a non-white emergent type...might you come on over, check out the post and weigh in? I would really appreciate it...
Blessings,
Charlie Wear

May 21, 2005 6:46 PM  
Blogger postmodernegro said...

charlie,

I posted on your blog.

ant

May 22, 2005 5:19 AM  
Blogger Mike Todd said...

Hey Anthony - I haven't seen the movie (yet) but I saw an interview with Lucas a coupe of days ago. He referenced what I think you're referencing. He talked about Vietnam influencing the first Star Wars, and how the current global climate influenced this one.

I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the post.

May 22, 2005 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Do you think that everyones fascination with the line comes from our societies addiction to postmodern perspcetives?

May 22, 2005 11:44 AM  
Blogger Sivin Kit said...

I liked the movie too :-) one of two lines did stand out. Like the one you mentioned.

May 22, 2005 5:01 PM  
Blogger gavin richardson said...

i haven't seen it, but i heard it had some politic-ing to it. guess it's more than just someones paranoia

May 23, 2005 12:31 PM  
Anonymous fernando said...

just discovered your site. very interesting.

i enjoyed the film and the political sub-texts stood for me as well; then again I saw the original trilogy as having a political element as well. i do have a rant coming about the the film, but waiting til a few more friends see it, before launching the tirade online.

May 24, 2005 7:45 AM  

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