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What Do You Love About Star Wars? (No Drama Version)

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Amanaman, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Amanaman

    Amanaman Rebel Official

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    Hello all you awesome guys and girls of the Cantina! I have had this idea going around my Amanin mind for a while now and I thought I would give it a go. I know that we all love SW cause otherwise we wouldn't be here (unless we were a troll of course or a Trekkie spy Ha Ha!) but on many posts when it comes the time to mention what we like about SW, there are always debates about this being better than that or someone thinking that what that person likes is lame compared to what he/she likes ect ect but how about a post where there is a truce between all of us where we will not battle it out but will talk only of what we indeed love no matter how odd it is or how horrid other fans may find it?

    Who loves how incredibly powerful Rey seems? Can we talk about this without any Mary Sue comments? How about those of us that felt it was awesome seeing Jabba in ANH or Yoda in the PT? When I ask this I mean us fans not focusing on how incredibly bad both the Jabba and the Yoda looked but of those that were real happy to see them in the movies without a care if they looked creepy or not. How about talking about how someone really liked Jar Jar or the Ewoks without anyone telling them those characters sucked and ruined the movie?

    That's what I would like to do. Have a cool conversation with everyone who can put away the guns and lightsabers and just all out have fun speaking about things they love without getting into an argument with others or being slapped with negative quotes.

    So what is it? Do you love Ugnaughts? Did you think Rathars were an awesome addition to SW? Do you think Finn has incredible potential to be an awesome character? Did Edrio Two Tubes blow you away with his distinct look? How about those that (just like me) loved the cool puppets from SW like the Wol Cabasshite, Bubo or my all time favorite Salacious Crumb?
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    What ship do you find awesome? What species do you find beautiful? What character or creature did you love so much that you would just feel mind blown to see him/her/it in another movie? Do you have fond memories of the Holiday Special or did you love the Ewok movies? Let's talk EVERYTHING WE LOVE about Star Wars!!!
     
  2. Ruralfarmboy

    Ruralfarmboy Jedi General

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    What do I Love about it ??
    Well... Prob'ly better than a laundry list worth...
    So I'll go 'bout this real slow like...

    Firstly, at the moment, ... the escapism of it from the "Real World". Especially through this here site. May as well go this rest'a the way an' just say Ev'rytime I'm on this site.

    Secondly... droids.
    Astromechs and Protocols....just 'coz.
     
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    Triceraton Rebel Trooper

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    I think that apart from the concept of good vs evil and the whole Dark Side vs Light Side theme, I really love how Lucas created a world where aliens not only existed but where they lived with humans side by side! Back in the day, when we saw sci fi, aliens usually had the role as the agresor and while there were a few places where there was a friendly alien or two, most of the others were these alien threats that humans had to overcome. With SW we got a world were this wasn't the real case as aliens were just common folk as well.

    While there are a few races that are vastly stronger than humans like Wookies, most of them are common races where there doesn't seem to be much difference between them and humans and you can love them so much to the point of being just as cool with a Lando movie as you would with a Yoda one. Lucas made this universe where everything is special and you can love the humans and aliens with the same passion and enjoy their adventures just as much. Then come the Droids! Just as he did with the aliens, George Lucas created something incredibly special when he made the Droids in the SW galaxy. Who could have seen SW for the very first time and have imagined how much heart and soul a strangely shaped droid like R2 could have? These were not just simple machines programed to do this or that but these were robots with feelings and personalities!
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    Seeing 3PO worry and complain so much and seeing R2 express fear and sadness was just mindblowing. Lucas made a world that is so fantastic that fans would gladly go watch a movie where the main character was a Droid and I'm sure they would love it. Then we got BB-8 and K2SO who are both awesome and follow the same line as R2 and 3PO before them. BB seems like this little friendly child or puppy while K2SO had this awesome personality in his own right.
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    There is just so much I love about SW but I'll leave it here and save some for later!
     
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    Another thing I Love about Star Wars is... Stormtroopers. Bein' young, all them years ago... soon as I saw 'em it was Instant WoW !
    Still love 'em.
    They're Not the bad shots folks make 'em out to be. If they were, how would the Empire have subjugated the galaxy for the almost 20 years it did ?
     
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  5. Dawn

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    I love how it manages to convey very deep, powerful messages in a simplistic manner. Hope, faith, love, redemption, this is what SW is as about, and what makes it easy to love by children and adults alike. Well, not so much in the prequel trilogy. The main message there was "Love will kill you", no one left those movies feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
     
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  6. Amanaman

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    Interesting point of view my friend though I do have to say that indeed I was one of those who left feeling warm and fuzzy after watching the PT movies. ROTS is the one that gave me the greater impact of all. Here we have a movie where there are such intense feelings going on big time. Seeing Obi Wan have his heart broken as Anakin betrayed him was as powerful as watching Padme feel the same way after she saw Anakin's true face. Yoda feeling the death of the Jedi, Anakin getting ready to murder the younglings and even simple scenes like Ki Adi Mundi's sad expression as his Clone troops betrayed him were really hit home in my Amanin heart.

    I do agree with you though on how SW manages to convey very deep, powerful messages in a simplistic manner and I really hope that the ST continues to follow that line. Characters like Rey, Finn and Poe have alot of potential and I would love to look back at them years after the ST is over and see them in the same light I saw Luke, Han and Leia all those years ago. :)
     
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  7. Dawn

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    Oh I agree, ROTS had some very powerful moments. It's my favorite of the trilogy, and it includes some of the most poetic scenes in the saga. But what I meant was...if we strip these movies of all the nuance, all the details that make them interesting, if we look at their core, we have this: the story of a man who falls in love and is "punished" for it in the most horrifying way possible. He loses everything he holds dear, from his best friend to his children. And his love interest pays with her life. Neither of them deserved it, and if the story stopped there, it would have been one of the saddest ever put to film. It's the exact opposite of the original trilogy. There we have a man who discovers that his biggest enemy is his father, and finds it in his heart to have faith in him, which eventually saves him. Faith and love lead to redemption. Hope is repaied tenfold. But in the prequel trilogy, faith and love lead to death and mutilation.
    And yes, the sequel trilogy is off to a great start. All characters have great potential, and I'm sure redemption will be involved.
     
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  8. Amanaman

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    Wow it's very interesting that you see the PT in that light. It's cool to get to know how others view it because I see it in a totally different light. I never saw the PT as the story of a man who fell in love and got punished for it but rather as the story of a greedy man who wanted the best of both world and he paid dearly for it. Anakin always had the choice to just choose one or the other but he was a extremely greedy person. He wanted all the benefits of being a Jedi yet he wanted none of the sacrifices that came with it. He always had the chance to walk away like Ahsoka did and be free to live a happy life with Padme yet his love for her didn't outweight his hunger for power. He was a man that was obsessed with getting what he wanted and he really didn't care much for those that got in his way. Then he paid a real heavy price for his lack of vision. It's like me wanting real bad to be a Buddhist Monk but getting mad cause they don't want me to marry and live happily with a woman. If I got kicked out of the order for going against it's wishes, it's really not that I paid a heavy price for love but more of me being an ambitious Rebelscum who wants all the praise and honor of being a monk but not wanting to pay the price of taking the vows of celibacy that all of my order have to take. Still it's great seeing a different point of view on the story! :)
     
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    But was Anakin ever really able to make the choice between love and duty? He fell for Padme, and wasn't strong enough to walk away from it. And leaving the Jedi order was never an option either. He grew up being told that he was the chosen one, that he was supposed to bring balance to the force. That was something that he couldn't turn his back on. Not until he got twisted by the dark side, which had him turning his back on everything, including his love for Padme.
    Also, he didn't really choose to be a Jedi. He was 9 when he joined the order, therefore unable to make major life decision. At that age, he couldn't have known that one day he'll want more than the life a monk. When he realized it, it was already too late. Anakin's fall exposed the biggest flaws of the Jedi order. The fact that he was put in that situation, that he was forced to choose between love and duty, is wrong in itself. And even if he would have been able to choose, neither choice would have been satisfying. Basically, he had to choose between giving up his life's work/destiny and giving up the love of his life (assuming that this is who Padme was). Not exactly a heartwarming message. Of course, choosing duty and staying committed to the order could have sent a great message, but only if the celibacy rule made sense. Which it doesn't. It's funny how the Jedi drone on and on about how fear leads to the dark side while simultaneously being afraid to allow attachment, one of the most basic human emotions. The order self destructed, it's amazing to me that it lasted "a thousand generations".
     
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  10. Moviefan2k4

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    I like that in most situations, there's a great balance between humor and adventure, with almost no crassness like a lot of other films these days. And while limbs are sometimes lost, the series hasn't resorted to R-rated fare like gallons of blood. I also like that most of the romance has been kept tasteful, and not raunchy or explicit. Even with its few flaws, "Star Wars" remains one of the few wholesome things to remain in Hollywood.
     
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    what i like about star wars has to be the Jedi for the most part and i love the actions!!!!!!
     
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    What I love about star wars, is the insanely easy to see, method of operation, where if every, let's say, Force awakening, some kid shows up and winds up his movesets, sets them spinning and sees who thinks, maybe, we were supposed to be having progressively, More and More fun with star wars, with festivals because there's content, to them, you know?
    But like, jeez, how'd they get all them new writers to know the secret stories? Force powers, aaactivate! And then like, everyone tries arguing with him but he's a jedi, so he wins, you know?

    Intuited language, that's my favorite part; that you have to accept that, what was said, is how it was said, or there, you can't be wrong to say, as you are, look, no see, your hair, isn't, using the right grammar, it doesn't mean anything now,
    like what?
    You have to intuit, what it is, bed head doesn't look like that? You did it wrong? Winning though, no you did that wrong?
     
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    I love Star Wars bottom line, my appreciation has changed over the years as I've matured etc, from seeing A New Hope as a five year old being totally awestruck stand out memory was when the Falcon leaves Moss Eisley full pelt, with the sound system in the cinema cranked up to 11 pure magic... so there's the first love... the spacecraft, X-Wings. T. I. E Fighters just tremendous, 2. the droids are amazing each one setting your imagination adrift, with a back story to every one, 3.Lightsabers are and will always be awesome give me more lightsabers!!!, over the forty years or so I've love everything about them visually everyone of the movies, I'm not a hater of any of them please make more ( I'm sure they will) phew!!
     
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    Um...well...it's literally the only copy of the kind of film that it is.

    Where's the other chiastic allegorical fairy tale opera film rooted in non-narrative pure cinema language?
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    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    The fantasy escape from reality. Life can be stressful, but I'd much rather be stressed about how the rebels are going to face the Death Star.
     
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    It’s simple: Rewatchability. I’ve been watching these films since 1977 and still aren’t sick of them. They are fun but still have substance and that is why.
     
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    Yep. A New Hope. Death Star Assault Scene....Lucas just absolutely crushed it on this scene. Still get goosebumps when Red Leader says "This is it boys"
     
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    There are so many things I love abut Star Wars.

    I love that on the surface, Star Wars can be viewed as a simple morality tale of good versus evil, spaceships, and laser swords. Nothing wrong with pure escapism into a galaxy far, far away.

    But if you want to go deeper, there is a lot more there. The prequels made me question the Jedi. There are episodes of the animated series that deal with the individuality of clones and their freedom of choice. The sequels have themes of learning from failure and personal identity. You can insert yourself into the story and see it through so many different eyes.

    I can still appreciate how groundbreaking the original Star Wars was in 1977 and I'm still amazed at what they accomplished with what they had to work with.

    I love all the iconic characters, ships, and locations. Everything from Darth Vader and the Millennium Falcon to Ahsoka Tano and BB-8. Who hasn't swung some sort of broom handle while pretending it was a lightsaber?

    The sounds Ben Burtt created are etched in my brain. Nothing makes that world seem more real to me than those unique sounds.

    Can't go without also mentioning John Williams. There's no doubt he is the greatest of all time.

    I love the camaraderie of other fans at conventions and on opening night. So many different people of all ages, races, and creeds.

    I just love it all.
     
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