10 Years of Attack of the Clones: The Travesties of Love and Sand

And so the ATOC retrospective series continues. Here’s Part 4!

This is a 7 part series focussing on the 10th anniversary of AOTC. This series will cumulate with our live video podcast commentary of the movie on Thursday the 24th at 7:30 EST at http://www.starwarsreport.com/live Be there!

My cousin said it very well.

“So the Jedi counsel sends a young, angst ridden, emotional teenager to go alone with the beautiful young senator, to the most beautiful and romantic of all the planets in the galaxy, and they expect him not to fall head over heals in love?”

He said that a number of years ago when I was just watching it for the 2nd or 3rd time. While he meant to be humorous, he had a good point. Contrary to what many people say, the romance in AOTC was not “unrealistic” it was quite the opposite. Think about it. When young people of that age spend tons of time together they generall get together.

Trust me. I’m the youngest of 6 kids, 4 of whom are married. I’ve seen it happen many times.

I’m not the biggest fan of the movie portrayal of the Anakin/Padme romance, not so much because of the characters, but really because of 2 things:

  1. The dialogue. Anakin: “”I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.” Sometimes something is so bad that it’s good.
  2. The Oath. I don’t hear many people talk about this, but the Jedi do swear an oath to the order and nothing else. It still bothers me how easily Anakin brushes that oath off and quickly comes to the conclusion that the Jedi are “encouraged to love”.

Ladies, are you interested in a guy who says you should date because he’s been “encouraged to love”?

Didn’t think so.

Riley

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  • http://www.facebook.com/JT.GameDesign Jason Taylor

    Couldn’t part of the Oath part be to the part Obi Wan was not actually ready to be a teacher, so not that he was a bad teacher but not ready to instruct another…especially one who had not been raised in the Jedi Temple.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRileyGuy Riley

      Yes. I do think Obi Wand was thrown into things very quickly and that certainly was a factor.