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Star Wars Ring Theory
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7-May-2015, 3:26 PM

Frank your Majesty said:

I've read only the first page so far, but the author already seems to contradict himself. He says the ending of TPM is similar to the ending of ANH, but later he claims that TPM mirrors ROTJ.

If Lucas really intended to tell his saga in a ring structure he failed to implemet it properly and he failed to make the prequels actually good movies. No matter how elaborate his plans for the structure were, the stupidity of the prequels ruins any enjoyment you could get from "understanding the larger context".

And to imperialscum: Blaming Lucas is not blaming the ice cream, it's blaming the one who made the ice cream.

 Yea, that doesn't make any sense at all. He claims Anakin and Luke are mirrors in TPM and ANH, but Anakin doesn't even show up till what, an hour into the movie? Luke had a character arc, Anakin was pretty static.

A better argument would be that Anakin is akin to the Ewoks. They're both little, static as far as character development, and generally not taken seriously, but they end up playing an unexpected role in defeating the antagonists. That would also support the ring theory bs better by linking to ROTJ.