SuperShadow Star Wars Trilogy Disjointed, Disappointing
Posted by contentgrrl on July 2, 2008
When researching Leia: the heroine’s journey through hairstyles, I found a SuperShadow plot synopsis of what is supposed to be George Lucas’ upcoming trilogy. I am disappointed, for several reasons:
- Leia’s son is named Anakin, and Luke’s son is named Ben. Namesakes smack of laziness, and make for confusion among fans (Did you mean Anakin Skywalker or Anakin Solo? Ben Kenobi or Ben Skywalker?). I’d rather see a creative wordplay honoring both Padme/Amidala and Anakin (Padkin? Dalkin?)
- There’s no character growth. The focus is on the aging Luke, Leia, Han, and so forth. As much as I want to see Leia grow into the matriarch she’s born to be, and a Jedi in her own right, Lucas makes her and Han minor characters. Sure, their children have to step up and do them proud, but there’s no real drama here, or tension.
- There’s no romantic tension. Oooh, one scene tossed in with Ben and his girlfriend on the Kessel Run, but it doesn’t add to the story arc.
- No interesting new world being explored, except maybe an old Sith stronghold.
- The thought that Jedi would even think about using a weapon that unleashes a black hole on a system turns my stomach.
- More clones, but not all that sinister. More Sith, but I found myself almost rooting for them as underdogs.
- Out of the edges of space comes a new enemy pouncing to conquer the Republic during a post-rebellion turmoil. I wonder that it’s not that dastardly Trade Federation again.
Next, I’ll look at what I think are better ideas.