23 May 2005

The Cult of Darth Vader

Rolling Stone with a piece on the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.

"He's so overwhelming in that first film, but you get to the point where you say, "Wait a minute, if he's so powerful, why doesn't he run the universe?" He even gets pushed around by the governors! They know the Emperor is the final word, so what happens is the same thing that happens in any corporation: Everybody worries about the top man, they don't worry about his goon. And by the time the Death Star is finished, it gives them the sense that they have a bigger, better suit than Darth Vader. In a standoff between the Death Star and Darth Vader, they have no question about who would win, and it's not this mumbo-jumbo Sith guy. So it's even more tragic, because he's not even an all-powerful bad guy, he's kind of a flunky..."
George Lucas
Rolling Stone Magazine
June 02, 2005

Darth Vader? Not an all-powerful bad guy? A kind of flunky?

Seriously, I find his lack of faith, disturbing. Posted by Hello