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Old January 30 2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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Re: Poor Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru... Oh Well!

You make a pretty big assumption that Luke actually liked these people. Maybe he hated them. Maybe he was glad they were dead and that he could get off that ball of dust.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:05 PM   #17
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Re: Poor Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru... Oh Well!

just cause Luke wasn't a whiny bitch the whole trilogy (given his father it could have been genetic) about their deaths doesn't mean he wasn't affected by them. More than likely their deaths just strengthened his resolve. And as for Leia and Alderan, One death may be a tragedy, but a billion are just a statistic.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:06 PM   #18
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And as for Leia and Alderan, One death may be a tragedy, but a billion are just a statistic.
Maybe, but you'd think she might have had some friends or family down on the planet.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:25 PM   #19
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Yeah, the deaths of people seems to be no big deal in SW universe. Luke could also just be a sociopath.
He is at least a mass murderer and war criminal. The deaths of the people on the Death Star are on his hands.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:28 PM   #20
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Shouldn't he be a bit more, I dunno, grieved? I don't know how many times I've seen this movie since I was a tiny little boy, probably hundreds, but somehow this occurred to me only recently. I can't be the only one who noticed this.
In reality? Yes. However, having him grieve and be all mopey would have ruined the film. Nobody wants to watch some guy we don't know grieve over two people we know even less. Luke grieved more over Ben because we, as in the audience, knew Ben.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:41 PM   #21
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Filling a fun escapist space adventure with a continuous underlying sense of profound loss sounds exactly like the sort of thing Abrams would do.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:41 PM   #22
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Filling a fun escapist space adventure with a continuous underlying sense of profound loss sounds exactly like the sort of thing Abrams would do.
I'm down. One thing Star Wars has always lacked is realistic human emotions.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:55 PM   #23
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Filling a fun escapist space adventure with a continuous underlying sense of profound loss sounds exactly like the sort of thing Abrams would do.
I'm down. One thing Star Wars has always lacked is realistic human emotions.
And that's why it's awesome.
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Old January 30 2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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It was awesome when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I can barely get through any of them anymore (even ESB) because I have absolutely no emotional connection to any of the characters.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:16 PM   #25
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Luke Skywalker spent virtually the entire movie in post-crisis shock. He was in a life-or-death situation right up until the conclusion of the Battle of Yavin. He had literally NO TIME TO PROCESS what was going on. This is not in any way incredible. This is rather normal and common.

I think, offscreen, about 20 minutes after the little medal giving ceremony, he probably had a nervous breakdown and needed inpatient psychotherapy.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:22 PM   #26
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Exactly, no time for sorrows.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:42 PM   #27
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Somewhere, there's an EU novel or comic set between the movies with Luke, Leia and Han all in therapy.
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Old January 30 2013, 06:33 PM   #28
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Thinking about the SW characters as if they were real people is just creepy. It's best to just sit back and watch the explosions.
I like to think that Luke and Leia were demonstrating the lack of empathy and underlying selfishness that you would expect of sithspawn. Great foreshadowing, George!
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Old January 30 2013, 06:41 PM   #29
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It was the effect of the blue milk. Little known fact: The empire distributes blue milk to every citizen free of charge. It's been engineered to keep people in "good health" and is a major part of the state run medical plan.
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Old January 30 2013, 09:26 PM   #30
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One additional scene, with Luke standing over their graves, saying some appropriate words conveying sorrow and determination and the reason to go on, would have helped. But I'll bet time/money constraints were the reason we never got this scene.
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