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Post #108374

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die-jarjar-die
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Luke's ROTS Review (plot holes included)
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Date created
24-May-2005, 10:15 AM
Concerning Leia's memories of "her mother" in ROTJ......

I have never once assumed what she describes as being the memory of her "birth mother" but that of her adopted mother

"she died when i was young. she was very beautiful and kind but also sad" - I always assumed this was in reference to Mrs Organa....

Luke counters this with "I have no memory of my mother"...again I just assumed this was to reinforce to the audience that he had grown up believing he was an orphan.... but then they're just my thoughts & opinions & no doubt will get shot down in flames...

As for Vaders "Noooooooo" I too hated this the first time I saw it....but then as I've said elsewhere on the forum I've never wanted to see Anakin turning into Vader or anything connecting him to Vader...as we knew this would happen I gave up stating my case & just tried to prepare myself for that scene.....however......


I saw the film a second time on Saturday....I needed too, i didn't really enjoy my first viewing - I spent the entire time searching the screen for "eye candy" & being overwhelmed by the visual fx......

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie a second time round...gone was my sullied expectations, I was free to immerse myself in the movie & let it run with me....I found myself welling up during the execution of the Jedi & fully understanding Anakin's betrayal of the Jedi & lure to the Dark Side......I've read a few comments complaining that his turn was too quick....Um wasn't the WHOLE trilogy meant to be about Anakin's downfall? For me his journey to the Dark Side began with the slaughter of the Tuskens...that was the moment Anakin died IMO..the rest was just a sequence of events predetermined & waiting to fall into place....

Ok i can understand how some people might feel it was rushed...but he has just attacked Mace Windu, he has just caused his death, he has just betrayed the Jedi Order.....some might say he has left himself little choice......& all for his love & desire for Padme, fuelled by his obsession with loss.....

The end result being........giving everything up so he can save the one he loves & ultimately being the cause of her death..tragic irony!