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Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Farce Is Strong With This One



What would today be without a Star Wars related post? Viewing the first of the series back in 1977, the film meant no more to me than the good guys versus bad guys, cool battle scenes, and Lea in a bikini. Much has changed since then. The only question is, what has changed more, the world, or my perception of it. It appears that the political undertones of the first trilogy in relation to the Vietnam War are as appropriate as ever in the present's reality of Empirical take-overs...

Since early screenings of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith began last month, film critics, commentators and Internet bloggers have been debating whether filmmaker George Lucas is comparing President Bush and the Iraq war to the Dark Side of the Force. The conservative film site Pabaah.com has called for a boycott. The topic even made NBC's Today show.

Bush beneath the mask? To many, Revenge of the Sith seems to be touching on current events. Lucas said Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival that the movie was written before the Iraq war. "We were just funding Saddam Hussein and giving him weapons of mass destruction," he said, adding, "The parallels between Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable."

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