Every once in a while, I tune into Fox "News" just to get a little chuckle. It rarely disappoints. Case in point; the day before the release of Episode III of Star Wars, I tune in to see the visage of Bill O'Reilly (shudder). He was talking about a possible "anti-George W. Bush" theme in the movie. I switched right away, because I didn't want to hear about it before I saw the movie.
Anyways, I went to see it on Thursday. I think I know what O'Reilly was talking about. There's a scene where Anakin Skywalker, in the midst of his struggle between the good and evil sides of his personality, says, "You are either with me, or against the cause" (or something like that. The exact quote I'm not sure of, but the gist of the quote is accurate).
Now, come on...is it this little line that's got the Fox "News" Channel's panties in a twist? How many times has this line (or a line that is essetially the same) been used in the history of cinema? Dozens? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands?
I suppose they may be upset at some perceived parallels between the Empire in Star Wars and the current Bush administration. Hey, don't hate the player...If you see similarities between the evil Empire of Star Wars and your guy in the White House, maybe you should focus on fixing that, rather than lashing out at everyone else.
Of course, in true Fox "News" Channel fashion, they got someone on the case and have now found, through a use of twisted logic that would sexually excite Karl Rove, Pro-Bush messages in the Star Wars franchise. Can't everyone just realize it's just a movie? In fact, it's a typical George Lucas movie with stilted, awkward dialogue and wooden acting, telling what is essentially a classic Greek-archetype tragedy told through Shogun and Western movie-making styles. Oh, and by the way, despite the obvious limitation that any movie directed by George Lucas faces, Episode III was hella-hella-awesome! I'm have nerdish leanings, and I don't care who knows!
All hail Darth Hannity!!!