Actually it depends- if the story arc was about Anakin and his legacy, then it might not have been over from an arc perspective, i.e. the first act was his fall, the second his redemption, the third his legacy. Apparently Lucas had some thoughts in regards to that already. How true that is, I don't know.
That's what I meant by my disclaimer above about the perspective of the story being about Anakin's rise, fall, and redemption. Just one take on it. It just seems, to me anyways, to be the main theme all across eps 1-6. Nothing else really come close (as I can see) - Anakin is the driving force for the story. I'm sure other people get other things out of it -- and that's one of the great things about good art - we can take different things from it.
True. And like any good story, it gains in popularity by the fact it can be experienced and interpreted in multiple ways.
When I earlier mentioned its lack of originality, I didn't mean it as a knock. Just an acknowledgement that it freely borrows from everything
in the Wester mythic and adventure story canon. Not a bad thing necessarily since there's little in the human experience that's very new at this stage of the game. And good stories usually get better with repeat tellings. Maybe that's the best indicator of a story being good - it survives retelling.StarWars
is a good yarn. As are parts of the various StarTrek
incarnations (except for Voyager
. Those were absolute junk.) But I just don't see them as sources of cosmic truth like some people do. They're kind of heavy handed and obvious. Which is just the way we like them to be as entertainment. Good guys win. Bad guys lose. And that really cute couple finally
stops playing head games with each other and becomes an item.
Who could ask for more during a quiet evening at your favorite cinema with an extra large popcorn (with butter) sitting on your lap?
@Ren - I think I'll stick with Kate. I want somebody that can teach
me something I don't already know. I no longer have the patience to break in young amateurs.
Oh wait! I already have
somebody like that...
So, um...sorry Kate! Too bad. I coulda been beautiful!