Well, I saw it tonight.
The Revenge of the Sith.
Darth Vader, the dark father, left for dead,
is born out of the molten red lava after his confused treachery
has aided the murder of most of the Jedhi Knights.
A lot of this movie is actually on earth, or wherever,
so there are lots of scenes of the great empire city.
It is a Rome, on steroids, without the classical beauty.
Tall funny looking skyscrapers, with little flying cars going everywhere,
all the time.
And huge of course, like Mexico City , San Paulo, Shanghai put together.
I wondered what all those people were doing?
Were they going to work at Wall Mart to sell plastic chairs?
Were they like buying cheeseburgers or just driving around
looking for chicks, listening to music?
There was not one green thing.
Not a plant one.
It was all human structure.
It wasn't until much later, on another planet, that the eye saw green.
Here is part of a review from Roger Ebert
That Anakin Skywalker abandoned the Jedi and went over to the dark side is known to all students of "Star Wars." That his twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia would redeem the family name is also known. What we discover in "Episode III" is how and why Anakin lost his way -- how a pleasant and brave young man was transformed into a dark, cloaked figure with a fearsome black metal face. As Yoda sadly puts it in his inimitable word order: "The boy you trained, gone he is, consumed by Darth Vader."
There are some who see this as more than the simple tale it is. They see it as as a metaphor for the present day. Democracy is lost as a leader secretly creates an insurgency and an enemy to fight, and thus creates the need to wage war. In this process, the Republic becomes an Empire.
Honorable leaders and warriors who hold to the great principles that made the Republic strong are assassinated. Even their children are murdered.
The emperor takes complete control from the people with lies
But don't let these metaphorical aspects lull you to believe that
these images are healthy for the mind.
Because, as the title says.
This is all about War.
And the selling of war.
There is nothing in this series that the Pentagon doesn't love.
It reinforces the honor of warriors.
It reinforces that war is justified.
It reinforces that killing is civilized.
It reinforces that if you just kill enough,
good things will result in the end.
It reinforces the notion that you are either with us
or against us.
And we take our young children to see it.
And we buy the war toys just to help them remember.
And we glorify and sanctify the whole idea.
And we wonder why we have violence in our streets?
And in our kindergartens?
I guess Star Peace would make a pretty lousy movie.
people working in their gardens, eating good food, laughing and playing,
they would be dancing and singing with each other and
with their children and with the big hairy dog,
Maybe you could show a little orgy every now and then just to spice it up.
They could use the laser swords to cut the grass.
Maybe that's the problem.
We like war.
People get high killing people.
Peace is...well, it's peaceful.
The earthfamily probably needs to figure this out.