The Star Wars Saga – an all-purpose post-colonial review

By on 04/23/2005 in Uncategorized

It began, as the best stories do, half way through .. a battle against Empire… 1970s….liberation struggle… a new hope… New International Economic Order… Wizardry… Nelson Mandela… Jedi Nationalism… Dark Father, idiot, it’s Dark Father… Good droid, bad droid.. AT-AT is anagram of Tata: Coincidence? … the slug and the princess … Ewoks: Muppetry of the penis… Indigenous peoples as soft toys… Mark Hamill scarcely believable as human, let alone Jedi…. Vast pots of LucasCash.. And so after two decades… Trade disputes, taxes… World Trade Organization… thinly-veiled-racial-stereotypes… Culture Wars…Urban fantasy: “The Entire Planet’s a City”.. Who mops up on Coruscant? … Republic Complacency.. Democratic party… Imperial overstretch… Iraq… Jedi as terrorist… death in childbirth… what a wookie…Emperor… Karl Rove … Grima Wormtongue … no redeeming value… can’t wait for episode seven.