Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

I watched "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back", since I watched the first movie. This one is not as good, in my opinion, and as a sequel, it's certainly not as groundbreaking. Anyway, here are my thoughts!

  • This movie could not have been made today, with the way Han Solo treats Princess Leia. He sexually harasses her constantly. He doesn't stop when she tells him to, he uses unwanted pet names, and he makes excuses to touch her whenever he can. I don't like this guy anymore. Maybe that's why I'm not so fond of this movie. I dislike the guy who carries half the film.
  • Also, how is Han in debt and on the run from his creditors? He got paid in the last movie! Enough money to pay off his creditors! That was a plot point!
  • They did amazing puppetry with Yoda. It was great!
  • Luke's mystical vision quest was, uh, not good. My wife said that's supposed to be Luke's face, under Vader's helmet. Good symbolism, but it didn't look like Luke's face.
  • I feel like Darth Vader doesn't get credit for his complicated plans which work out perfectly. That guy is a master planner. Too bad his underlings mess up his plans all the time.
  • The big ending scene is still interesting, even though I already knew the huge plot twist. The characters go out of their way to ensure the plot twist doesn't get revealed until the end of the movie, don't they?

I dunno. Overall, Han Solo kind of ruined the movie for me. I kind of wish Luke and Leia had been paired together, and Han had a solo mission, instead of Leia and Han together and Luke solo.


Allison said...

I kind of just accepted that Han and Leia were a thing in Original Star Wars. But the older I get, the more I think about how badly their relationship was set up. Especially, as you call it, the harassment. Thank you for opening my eyes to that.

On one hand, I think Luke and Han both had by that time established a rapport with Leia that permits them to joke with each other about personal matters, but especially once Han and Leia were alone on the Falcon ... perhaps he took it took far.

His behavior in this movie tells viewers that it's okay to believe, "If I keep pestering the non-reciprocative object of my affections, one day they'll just give up resisting and become my significant other!" And perhaps everything worked out because deep down, Leia does like him back and everything's happy ever after when they both realize this, but that end doesn't justify the means for me. That brief, desperate interchange of "I love you / I know," especially the "I know," ("I know you'd give up eventually," as it sounds to me now) doesn't sound as warm and fuzzy as it used to.

Berry Delight said...

Hey, so i know this doesn't have anything to do with Star Wars, but I wanted to share one of my Mom's recipes with you that's pretty easy to make. It's called Tater Tot Hot Dish, but we call it Tater Tot Surprise. I don't know why. Anyway, here it is:

2 pounds hamburger meat
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 medium onion
1 bag of Tater Tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

To make:
Brown hamburger meat with onion, drain off grease and add some salt and pepper. Add soups and mix well. Lightly spray casserole dish with Pam cooking spray (to prevent sticking) Place in casserole dish (9x13 inch dish). Cover the top with a layer of Tater Tots. Cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cut and serve using a spatula.

Hope you enjoy, and God Bless you and your family!

Paul said...

Time for an "Everything Wrong With Star Wars" video!!

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