Movies setting a bad example No4: Star Wars IV to VI

Published: 27th Dec, 2008

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… mistakes were being made


Everybody – literally EVERYBODY – goes mental if you say nice things about the Star Wars prequels. You would be wiser to stand in a city centre repeatedly stabbing a dead and bloodied labrador puppy with a Rambo knife if you really wanted to make friends. But that’s enough about that. The big problem isn’t with the atrocities that ruined people’s childhood memories, but with the original three films – the ones that you’re supposed to like. On the face of it, they might look like sexy extravagant space romps, but if you study them really closely, your children could come away from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi having picked up some very bad habits indeed. Here are some of the bad lessons they would learn:

1. If you come across a strange old man lurking in a wasteland, befriend him.

2. If you meet a drunk man and his monster in a bar – where they’ve been drinking heavily – it’s fine to grab a lift.

3. There is nothing wrong with thinking that your sister is totally drop dead gorgeous.

4. If you ever need to hide, hide in a bin.

5. Dead people will often speak to you, obey whatever they say.

6. Girls, if you want to make a guy jealous, have a semi-erotic kiss in front of him… with your gay brother.

7. A perfectly decent reply to those three special words, “I love you”, is “I know”.

8. Teddy Bears are stronger than robots.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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