Truths in Star Wars even George Lucas missed (Part II)
Back in the 70’s and 80’s George Lucas wrote possibly one of the most epic and richly archetypal story about the eternal battle of good versus evil ever. Twenty years later he would go on to write the prequels to said epic story. He quickly decided he was completely out of ideas and plagiarized the whole thing. That’s right…
George Lucas ripped off his own movies.
Most people think that Episode 1 through 3 of the Star Wars saga are about Anakin Skywalker but that isn’t the case at all. They are actually all about completely different character’s coming of age tale not unlike Luke Skywalker. In fact if you simply replace Luke Skywalker from 4, 5, and 6 with a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, they become the same movies.
I can tell that right now you are typing “Pics or it didn’t happen!” so feverishly into your your keyboard it is melting into the puddle of Code Red Mountain Dew and Cheeto residue that covers your desk. One obviously feels compelled to give you some sort of vindication but if you are clever enough it should already becoming clear. Dare it be said, “Search your feelings, you know it to be true.”
Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are the same exact character.
They actually both fight Darth Vader in the climax of each’s respective trilogy and they both refuse to kill him because they love him just too gosh darn much.
You do have to give old Georgie boy some credit, consciously or not he did successfully fool everyone into thinking the prequels were about Anakin’s journey to the darkside when really it was all about Obi-Wan’s coming of age.
Tune in next week when we reveal the similarities between The Star Wars Holiday Special and Howard the Duck.
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