Saturday, 15 April 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - MUAD'DIB

Extended gawps at banking spaceships aren't really special anymore. You know, since we're now three films deep into a Star Wars revival with no end in sight. Better to focus on Luke Skywalker's cryptic declaration that the Jedi must come to an end. Regardless of where Star Wars: The Last Jedi ends up taking Luke, it's exciting to wonder if, having tasted unimaginable power in Return of the Jedi, the Skywalker heir simply decided to remove himself from the equation? Dune's Paul Atreides, a clear antecedent of Skywalker, embraced his Godhood and accidentally become a figurehead for intergalactic jihad. Perhaps this is what Luke is distancing himself from? He doesn't want to be someone else's flag.

1 comment:

actionthom said...

I like to think that he's come across an equivalent of the old Labour idea of the Third Way. They'll bring balance to the force by forming a new religion with bits of both dark and light in it. Half the reason jedi's turn to the dark side is because of the restrictive and dogmatic rules they're trapped in. Better to have a little flexibility, perhaps?