Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Darth Bush?

All the Bush-Hitler comparisons were pathetic, if not unexpected given the political environment, but now they are comparing Bush to the Galactic Empire. Give me a freaking break! What is next, the John Kerry-C3PO connection? Actually that one makes sense... All I want to know is does it suck, and is Jar-Jar in it?

CANNES, France - Without Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11" at the Cannes Film Festival this time, it was left to George Lucas and "Star Wars" to pique European ire over the state of world relations and the United States' role in it.

Lucas' themes of democracy on the skids and a ruler preaching war to preserve the peace predate "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith" by almost 30 years. Yet viewers Sunday — and Lucas himself — noted similarities between the final chapter of his sci-fi saga and our own troubled times.

Cannes audiences made blunt comparisons between "Revenge of the Sith" — the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side and the rise of an emperor through warmongering — to President Bush' s war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq.

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