Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Force

If anything truely catches what I believe life to be, it is the Force. Star Wars tells us all about the force, and how it truely lives within everything. You can call it the Force if you like, or maybe the Lifestream. In the Final Fantasy VII universe, the Lifestream was very much akin to the Force, but the Lifestream was a tangible thing, a river of life embedded in the planet. The Force is so much more than that, it is the all powerful energy that guides us all. It bends and twists the universe, making everything equal and balanced. That's why the Jedi were so adamant about finding the chosen one and bringing balance to the force. A time of true peach and serenty, when everything is equal.

I also love how they do not mourn death. It is a joyous occasion where one becomes one with the Force and enters back into the ever present current of life. The cycle has come full circle.

My rendition on this is that once you enter the Force, your energy and being stay intact, giving your traits to all that it touches. Maybe your energy will be so strong that it becomes another form of life, an old soul some may call it. I especially love how Anakin was immaculatly concieved. Everything happened for a reason at the exact right time. C-3PO and R2-D2 were sent to Tatooine and the Force guided them to Luke. The force sent Luke on the path destiny had chosen for him. Finding Obi-Wan, becoming the hero of the rebel alliance. The same with his father. Being found by Qui-Gon at just the right time. Becoming the chosen one, the hero that would lead the galaxy into a fortold time of peace. The story is just so good, so organic, so perfect. Everything just works, everything flows with everything else.

Damn them shits was good. I just want to rewatch them over and over. I can't wait till the original trilogy is re-released on high-def format with all the deleted scenes and touched up. I want to like them, but they just arn't as compelling as the first three movies. Anakin's story is just so much better, so much grander. Lucas should make more stories about Anakin, even though it will mess up the numbers. Tell the stories between the stories. So much happened with Anakin and Obi-Wan that we never get to see, it's quite a shame. The universe of Star Wars deserves more than six movies, I don't think I could ever be satisfied no matter how many movies they make. There's just so much potential, so much that's left untouched and yet so remarkable.

Although I don't think any Jedi outside the ones we already know would be as compelling. Maybe something on Yoda, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, but no one else really. They're the only ones who are really great in my book. But like I said, Anakin has the most evolved story.

He was the one who was concieved by the Force, he found love, forbade the Jedi code, yet become the most powerful of them all. He was the best starpilot in the galaxy, a prodigy since he was born. So many struggles he had to overcome, so many hardships that changed his soul and destiny. What if he could have saved his mother and never slayed the Tusken encampment? Would he have killed the Jedi children? It's just such a great story! :)

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