In the original script for the original Star Wars trilogy Han Solo is supposed to die in an attack on a Rebel base, Leia is supposed to become queen and Luke was originally going to kill Darth Vader and leave the galaxy behind him like a badass Jedi Ronin.
But due to increasing popularity George Lucas decided to change the idea and instead every main character has since survived due to Lucas wanting to keep strong morale due to the high sales of toys and merchandise based off the popular characters.
Too bad, I wanted Luke to leave off on a badass note. Instead we got a campfire. And that’s about as useless as it gets!
There’s a reoccuring trend in our lives, the media and pretty much anything else that we accomplish in our days on this planet. From the most frail man to the men of steel there’s this constant notion that one thing conquers over everything.
And if you couldn’t guess by now I’m talking about the notion that love conquers all.
Let’s be honest, love doesn’t conquer everything in fact in most cases it’s led to annoying distractions, wastes of time and has caused enough grief in movies to make someone want to gauge their eyes out with ice cream scoopers due to this reoccuring trend.
Spiderman for example has been screwed over more times then a dairy farmer due to his hard on for the fire crotch that somehow always manages to be captured by all the masquerading jerks that roam New York like people with nothing better to do with their lives.
Han Solo anyone?
Nothing says “I love you” like being frozen in carbonite I’d always say.
But seriously what’s with everything these days falling back on this one principle idea? Do we always need love connections in movies and stories in order for us to connect? It’d be refreshing to not have that annoyance for once and focus on what matters, saving the world.
Love in itself has screwed me over a plenty. The amount of times I’ve sacrificed entire days to that emotion make me sick sometimes. I understand that romance is a huge part in our existence but seriously we have entire genres dedicated to the damn idea. Let it be.
One movie that got it right was The Dark Knight.
Instead of the entire movie being a man in a black mammal suit trying to beat a guy based off a suit in a card deck while trying to get with a girl who’s all into law, Nolan understood that his movie didn’t need love and instead of making the love interest get with someone else he blew her to kingdom come.
And I salute him for it.
Because for ONCE the reality sank into the audience and for ONCE things weren’t going to be alright. They were finally realistic. And I salute Nolan for actually going down the road less travelled.
I don’t understand how women haven’t got sick and tired of seeing love plots in their entertainment these days. Everything you watch involves so ‘n’ so trying to get with some guy and I would love to know what makes it so appealing constantly.
Is love so timeless that it can always attract an audience? Or are we so used to an idea that the very idea of taking away that core aspect from entertainment a bit too daunting for us?
Or maybe we just like to see people get lucky on the screen? Oh the choices.
At the end of the day I guess we can all agree that the best romantic moments in history are from films that are the farthest thing from the genre. And don’t get me wrong I do enjoy romance in my films as long as they’re not beating it over my head constantly for ninety minutes.
But the idea that I have to slave through an entire film reel of two people kissing constantly sounds completely revolting to me in my own opinion. The best love scenes are the ones that just show enough to represent the passion. And the best love scenes are the ones where the lovers kiss the least, if at all. It gives it more meaning. I just hate it when people are kissing constantly.