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Luke Skywalker Might Not Have Been The Tactical Genius You Thought He Was

Shaun Clayton at Topless Robot gives us 5 Reasons Luke Skywalker is a Complete Idiot.

I mean, they make targeting systems for a reason, Luke--and chances are, the Rebel's would prefer to trust your X-Wing's highly sophisticated on-board computer than a mystical power you spent a few hours learning yesterday afternoon.

By min | October 27, 2008, 3:40 PM | Star Wars


The whole premise of Star Wars is that the trancendental force can overcome technological oppression. Using other technology to defeat the oppressing technology wouldn't have worked. That was the point of the movie. This criticism is like saying to Dirty Harry "Hey, dontcha think those Miranda Rights were put in place for a reason", saying to Rocky (III and IV) "Maybe you shouldn't risk brain damage by getting into the ring again", or saying to Max Payne "Hey, maybe you should go and find a plot before you have a movie made about you." By criticizing the premise of the movie, he's essentially asking for a different movie. There's plenty to mock about Star Wars as we continue to overanalyze it (i liked #3 and #4) but #5 goes too far. TOO FAR, i say!

Plus, you can't argue with results. Am i right, ladies? Ladies...?