Repost of something I agree with, by TxCajun. Or by someone else, which TxCajun reposted.
TxCajun ([info]txcajun) wrote in [info]beyondelsewhere,
@ 2010-05-16 13:07:00
What I liked about Star Wars.
Not A New Hope, not Episode IV. Just Star Wars. It was a a great science fiction film, not one of a series of films trying to be another Star Wars movie. Here are some of the aspects of Star Wars I found entertaining that were changed as Lucas continued his epic. I didn’t write this, but it summed up my views pretty well so I’m reposting it here.
1. Obi Wan wasn’t a sneak — This was before “a certain point of view” and Obi Wan was honest with Luke.
2. Darth was his name, not a title — Obi Wan called Vader “Darth” on a couple of occasions, and clearly not as some Sith title.
3. Vader was not Luke’s father — George Lucas interviews at the time gave hints of Luke’s father and Obi Wan fighting with Darth Vader. Vader killed Luke’s dad and Obi Wan nearly killed Vader but Vader escaped, falling into lava and requiring his special suit to keep him alive.
4. Luke and Leia were not twins — I still cringe during that scene on the Death Star where they kiss briefly, now that Lucas has twisted details of the Saga. At the time it was a hero rescuing princess, no more or no less. Heck, and Vader tortured Leia and couldn’t “feel a tremor in the Force” during the event? Right.
5. Vader was really, really nasty! — Later on, when we find out that the Emperor was an Uber-Sith and Vader just another toady, it’s such a letdown. In the original it’s hinted that Vader was in control over a weak Emperor, not the other way around. Vader was supposed to have hunted down and killed a bunch of Jedi who could defend themselves, not butchered a classroom of Jedi-children.