Star Wars TV and Movie thread (spoilers)
The way I see it with Anakin is that by embracing his love of his son, he was able to let go of all those negative emotions driving him for the last 25 years and once more be the person he could have been. Yes, he's done terrible things in life but he's literally beyond all of if now, and reached a new perspective and sense of enlightenment. Whatever 'the real world' thinks of him is irrelevant, Vader no longer exists.
I'm thinking ultimately, Ahsoka and Anakin may reunite as new custodians of Mortis.
That's a good point. The Force doesn't seem to judge that way.
Yeah, I think in this sense the Space Between or whateverthefuckstupidname they're calling it is being treated very much like the most common Christian concept of Heaven. Specifically, in the sense that as long as you 'repent' before you die, you get to be at peace with everything you did wrong in life. Otherwise Heaven would be a punishment for those that repented because they'd spend the rest of eternity tortured over their crimes and misdeeds.
So I would say Anakin is deeply entrenched in that concept of the afterlife. He'd have to be, or go mad. And ultimately 'redemption' is not real. It's a construct, right? So it means different things to different people. Is Anakin redeemed in the eyes of the citizens of the galaxy? Almost definitely not. Is Anakin redeemed in his OWN eyes, for being able to conquer his inner darkness and do at least one thing right before he died? Almost certainly. The classic 'if I can only do one thing right in this life, it will be X.' It's that defining act that allows you to be at peace, no matter what else you have done or not done. So it makes sense, to me at least.
So, great action figure commercial last night (I'm not being sarcastic, it was great, and it made me want figures). But one thing I was left thinking about after was the movie Black Hole. And not in a bad way, but that ship and the stormtroopers, particularly Enoch, were so damned unsettling to me. And it really left me wondering if (sorry, spoiler for a really old movie), like on Black Hole, the one guy whose face you actually see is the ONLY really living person on the ship. Probably not breaking new ground here but I wonder if all the troopers are undead witchy magic people like Marrok.
Yeah, gonna need that Enoch figure asap, Hasbro.
We're going to need everything from episode 6 - seriously!
@ru1977 I totally see what you're saying with the Black Hole similarity, but for some reason I don't think it's the case here. I haven't see that awesome flick in over 20 years, so Im a bit foggy on it. Did any of his robot crew have speaking lines? Maybe that one hotshot robot at the laser gun target range?
The Black Hole robots were just robots - but the robed guys were the zombified crew. And for some reason they were dumb enough to jettison the bodies into space instead of reclaiming their mass.
That's right, it wasn't the robots but the robed peeps. I don't think I've seen the movie in... forty years? but clearly left an impression on me.
I will note though that Marrok did have dialogue despite being a dust dude.
Ha that's right! Love that flick, you guys are making want to try and find my old dvd and give it a watch
Surely it's on Disney plus. I was about to say 'maybe I should try to get my kids to watch it' but... I know that is futile. I think the OT is the only old-timey effects they find forgivable anymore.
This show is a gigantic wet dream.
Yes. As a fan of the old EU, Clone Wars, Rebels, and specifically Ahsoka, yes it is.
Absolutely a wet dream, same with Mando! These are the only shows I've ever felt compelled enough to watch each episode multiple times before the next ep comes out.
Am I the only one thrown off by Huyang's use of 'a galaxy far, far away'? Isn't this very storyline the first time we're being introduced to more than one SW Galaxy?