Friday, December 25, 2015

May the Force be with you, Star Warriors!

The first time they appealed to movie goers worldwide in their fight against the Dark Force, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia were the huggable teeny-warm types, and Han Solo, the ragged bloke of the neighborhood. My oldest nephew was not yet in grade school and he was more enthralled by the talking robots R2-D2 and C-3PO. Those three are back in the latest episode of the George Lucas franchise film, but Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill (who appears at the end of the movie), now look like the typical Halloween-dressed grandparents going to the candy grocer to buy goodies for the trick-or-treat of neighborhood kids. 

Images of Star War posters found in the Internet.

I had to refresh my sister's memory while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': that Princess Leia and Luke were siblings, children of Darth Vader (the boy Anakin in one episode), the Jedi who became a Sith Lord in the dark side of the Force.  

One memorable episode had the climactic light saber duel between Luke and his father: the good triumphing over evil. I don't recall though why Luke went away in exile to become a myth in the minds of the later generation of inhabitants in the Galaxy.

I can't recall if Han and Leia ever had a romantic PG scene that would bring forth their son Kylo Ren, and how they lost the young man to the dark side of the Force, now on the verge to become like Darth. Was he killed by the young woman with Luke's light saber, or will we see him in the next episode as the new Sith Lord? The young woman in this latest episode sports the name title of a man: Rey! 

I thought the defector Finn from the First Order in this latest movie died. But my nephew said no: he will be alive like Kylo in the next episode. I thought a love triangle was emerging in the new movie and would probably be a running sub-story in the next edition. Kylo after all revealed his 'human' emotions when he showed his face to Rey.

The last of the Jedi Knights, Luke Skywalker, is in planet Earth in our solar system, or in an Earth-like planet in the universe. The woman Rey was returning his light saber. Will he accept it? 

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