Posted by Christopher Johnson | Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 | Uncategorized | 15 Comments
Rogue One review: this is the first Star Wars movie to acknowledge the whole franchise is about war.
They die horrible deaths in spaceship crashes. They’re cut down by light sabers. They’re obliterated by giant explosions. They die brutally and nastily and quickly. They die, as most of us do, with unfinished business.
In and of itself, these insert shots of the humans in the midst of destruction are no different from the ones you might see in other sci-fi adventures, but Edwards repeats this pattern. He always shows you someone’s body flying backward from an explosion, presumably broken. Two Imperial Stormtroopers shoot the breeze about a work-related matter before they’re gunned down. Main characters die. Villains die. Faceless extras die. And they all die the same way — too soon.
In other news, scholars agree that Gone With The Wind has a American Civil War subtext.
Mark Twain’s Life On The Mississippi concerns life along the Mississippi River in the nineteenth century.
Casablanca is anti-Nazi. So is The Longest Day.
The Peloponnesian War did not involve China.
Neither did Gone With The Wind, Life On The Mississippi, Casablanca or The Longest Day.