d3r3k said:okay, i know that the expanded universe is not canon, but george lucas pretty much ignored everything that has been established in it.
Delance said:You want to go free your mother from slavery? Tough luck, love leads to the dark side.
Delance said:Jedi compassion is based on a vague love for everyone in general, not particular individuals. Of course that doesn’t work.
LeHah said:If anything, Anakin was right in doing what he was doing. Who are the Jedi to think so highly of their own order if they refuse to undo slavery in the galaxy unless it suits their needs?
LeHah said:No, what the Jedi believed is correct. However, they took it to needless excesses and became really complacent in their standings. (A quote from my favorite guilty pleasure movie: "A pitiful thing - to love those only who love us.")
Mjr. Whoopass said:BTW, excellent review Delance. The lines between the light and dark side seemed rather grey, and after reading your article, I can see why.
Mjr. Whoopass said:I'm sure people will find several errors with the movie. I noticed that General Grevious shoots the window and causes it to break, allowing him to escape. Later, we see Anakin and Obi-Wan on the ground with the ship's glass intact.
Fenris Ulven said:a powerful beam from a kind of powerful beam weapon, maybe?
Delance said:The error in on the excess, indeed, so I don't think we disagree. There's a difference between not being too attached to things and being completely indifferent. There's no room for compassion.
Delance said:Yoda lets Dooku escape to save two Jedi knights he cares about. Maybe just the non-Jedi are expandable.
LeHah said:I think being unattached would be wonderful for a diplomatic situation, while compassion for, I don't know, for something else? I think it all depends on the situation.
LeHah said:I wonder if that would've changed if Yoda knew the lengths upon which Dooku carried the war in later years.
Edfilho said:Delance, I think your PoV is too strict. The jedi aren't as callous as that. The problem was that they didn't know very well how to deal with the emotional issues derived from Anakin's uniqueness. ALL jedi are without family... Either a mother or a wife (or husband). They impose this on themselves because of the dangers of strong emotions to one who follows the force. But they do condone such feelings on anyone OUTSIDE the order.