Star Wars: Twice Excited

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by Wiki Erudito

 

I’d seen Star Wars, The Force Awakens, two different times. It took me a long time to consider how I felt about it. The film was not by George Lucas. No matter how much I tried to see it, it was a very different movie. It had some great shots, nice computer graphic work, strong alien concepts, diverse worlds, and a solid story. The characters in this movie, whether it was Rey, Daisy Ridley, Finn, John Boyega, or Kylo Ren, Adam Driver, were strong. You immediately understood the balance of Rey in the film. John Boyega’s character, for me, was someone to watch for in the films going forward. I loved the split within Adam Driver’s character. How could I forget Poe Dameron’s, Oscar Isaac’s, purpose in the story?

 

In the end, I hope these writers create arcs for all of these characters that are uplifting, but can and will pull the rug from under everyone’s feet. I enjoyed how the film felt very much like after the war. It was very much like after a World War, if it were in space. Though many compared the film to Star Wars, Episode 4, this film used the similar backdrop very well and established a different way in this universe. The surprise in the film seemed obvious when it arrived. When” it” happened, it was sad. The characters’ reactions were even better. There could be some solid foreshadowing because of it.

 

I loved the light saber fight scene, at the end, but wondered about one element in part of that scene. One character was not what they seemed. However, it begged a question. The definition of light saber, highlighted in Wikipedia, defined it as a weapon used by Jedi and Sith, who are skilled, and use it for combat and defense. A major character handled one, but I wondered what their part was going to be in this film series. It might not be anything. Different rules are could be applied in this universe. However, it would be cool if something more could be made of the character. Star Wars, The Force Awakens, is solid. It just needed to be solid.

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The Summer of 2014 Needs a Light saber

This summer, there are massive turtles that are agile, and fight evil in the movie theaters. There is a movie about transforming robots in the midst of battle. There are humans,that are mutants, that fight a war throughout time. There is a plan for aliens to combine their efforts and defend a galaxy with skill, aggression and weapons. There is even a movie about a man who has to learn a lesson over, and over, to stop an alien threat. 

Nevertheless, I still want to see a light saber battle this summer. 

In the end, it is this clear clash between good and evil that will suppress my appetite. However, it is not just a basic evil, at first. The individuals who play the evil are delivered through trickery, fate and deliberate feeling. The good is not just some ultimate good, initially. Those who choose to be good take a higher path, stray from an evil path or simply play a part until fate tells them the next step.

It plays out as two forces, on two different paths, that clash because universal law tells them. In the initial Star Wars films, I almost feel like this battle has never played out in strong enough detail. I recall a character Obi Wan Kenobi, willfully placed himself before a character, Darth Vader. They had a history. Darth Vader had been on the path of good but lost his way. Obi Wan was a Jedi Master coming into his own. 

They would clash, one final time. Obi Wan Kenobi sacrificed himself for the greater good.He fought Vader but played a part to an end.  I sometimes wish, not to play out so much like Dragonball Z, the more mature, good and evil Jedi would emit great forces, and their great imprints, in a battle, on film, in order to clash in a great powerful, but vivid battle. This would be their final days, and final battles,  in defense of their specific path. 

It comes out in the games, like Knights of the Old Republic. I just think I want to see a great light saber battle in the cinema. It is not harmless, either. While the prequels choreographed some great fights, I want to see a different kind of battle.  It is not on a great video on Youtube. It is in a galaxy far, far way. It is two characters, that know their paths but do not necessarily know their fates. It is no misunderstanding. 

It is an initial action that becomes pure aggression. it is a choice to fight, and lock yourself to, an enemy in close quarters no matter how dirty it gets.  It is a battle that permits each character to pulse with their specific energy.  It is a fight  that continues as a fire, in a clash of red and blue blades. It is a brawl that permits the use of moves like the force push and sinister electric pulses to trick the enemy.  The battle shows the searing of flesh, that starts to spell the end of one body or another. It is a battle that goes on just long enough.

I imagine that is the battle between two Master Jedi, at opposite ends of the force.  It is not however in the movie theaters. It has not been in the theaters. This will not change until the summer of 2016. A new Star Wars is coming. In the Fall 2014, possibly in close connection with the new movies, Disney will show Star Wars Rebels. This animated show will be the next closest thing to the Star Wars movies and could contain the very light saber battle I long for. 

The Blood Fluctuates Within the Star Wars Universe

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I had come to see the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie is cool. I found it interesting that the evil infestation, in this movie, had come from within a “decent” organization and corruption, of the whole, creates a new path for all those it affects.

In an initial movie, Captain America fights evil with a specific intent to create, an initiate, a new peaceful world. The reality is Captain America will fight, and fight, but will only beat back this evil, temporarily. The evil will exist forever. The evil will redefine itself, turn it over and rise to counter good and get to its own outcome, a new world of evil hope. The reality of evil is good will forever fight the evil.

In a galaxy far, far away, the reactions to the Emperor’s fall into a reactor shaft, on the Death Star, sets a possible end to the reign of the Empire, the end of evil. There is some relief at the end of Return of the Jedi. It is finally over. The man with the power-driven talons is gone. What excites me is just what could spark a new Sith arrival. The fear of not punishing, and not stopping evil, creeps up our spines. New youthful faces, and wiser, past characters will draw new lines in the sand. It’s not done?

The relationships and emotions, in these films, will drive many viewers to connect, or not, to a new era of good versus evil. Sith might battle the Jedi.

The actors will work hard, the screenplay will flow, and the film direction will drive everyone to see these new Star Wars films as just simple pieces or new classics. It is bad to want it, but the Sith, the dark side, might come back, even harder, to remind everyone peace is a privilege. I love the idea this is happening. Everyone who loves Star Wars does.

It is rewritten. The acting happens as we speak. Light sabers might clash. The creatures come to life. The droids ignite. The worlds come to life. There is something about this time and space. The right motives, or wrong motives, will write this story. Characters will take a stand.

Come December 2015, the movie screen will be ready, the story will play out, a hand, in the dark, and one in the light, will shock the universe. The peanut butter, chocolate and other sweet treats will enlighten out senses, the buttery popcorn will warm our hands, and cold drinks will quench our thirst and emphasize our real chills. Star Wars is back.