Saturday, June 11, 2005

Tragic Hero

As usual, I have to preface this post: I am not a Star Wars fan. BUT, it was playing at the drive-in movies tonight, so we loaded up the van for 6 of us to see a new release for $10. Can't beat it.

And I LOVE this movie. Loved it, loved it, will absolutely buy it. Anakin is beyond a tragic hero. He's moved by a pure love, a love so complete and unmoving. He'd do anything to save her, including betraying himself. And when he finds out she dies, it's absolutely heart-wrenching. The decisions he makes is to save her, and in the end, it did him not an ounce of good. He is the definition of a tragic hero and my heart completely broke for him.

5 comments:

kacey said...

I didn't go see it...but your post kind of makes me wish I did...

Jill Monroe said...

Same here - I love a tragic hero, a wounded man. I love to write a heroine who can heal him!!!

Lynn Daniels said...

I loved watching Anakin's descent into the Dark Side. I thought it was fascinating. And I think you're so lucky to still have an operating drive-in theater near you!

Dana said...

I bawled when it was finally time for Annakin to cross over to the dark side. For almost 30 years I have waited to see this movie and when it came down to it, I didn't want him to turn into Darth Vader.

It was so heartbreaking to see his love for Padme. I have to say it is my favorite now.

Anonymous said...

Brenda, you saw a star wars movie?!?!?!? I can't believe it.