Monday, September 28, 2009
The Empire Strikes Back (Lucasfilm 1980)
Government doesn't like to be questioned.
Government doesn't like to be challenged.
When you make a stand against it, you must be prepared to face the consequences.
Kind of like if you destroy the Death Star...they're gonna bring it and bring it like you've never seen it before, son. But that's not the total reason Empire Strikes Back made it to Conservativeflix. Putting your faith in a higher power and NOT government is also a great value to have, and Luke Skywalker learns more about his religion (the force) through the teachings of his Jedi Master Yoda.
However in the movie, Luke makes a critical mistake all of us have done with our faith (especially yours truly)...lack of preparation and training. My friends, it is one thing to call yourself Christian or Jew (or in this case Jedi)...but are you prepared for life's challenges attached to this label? Are you prepared to face evil in Cloud City?
Luke wasn't and got his hand cut off and his ass kicked all over the place.
Empire Strikes Back and the original Star Wars: A New Hope could be the two most conservative movies ever made. If you haven't seen them, obviously you're a Trekkie who has no clue about anything going on in the universe.
Basically the other four movies...just plain sucked, but Return of the Jedi is at least bearable to watch.
I never could find the popcorn or the Easter egg, but I did find THE SHOE in the asteroid field scene... watch below at 2:47...IT'S QUICK!
Here is the trailer...