Mark Sommer tackles The Return of the Jedi, Hollywood’s portrayal of women, and the hope of the Jedi in his latest editorial.
The Empire Strikes Back begins on a seemingly dead ice planet, Hoth. The bleakness of the planet is contrasted with the warm relationship which has evolved among the four main protagonists. Although Leia is furious that Han is planning to leave, their conflict only thinly veils the affection between them. And even though she continues… [Read More]
Most of us will probably not need to give up our physical lives for the cause of Christ. But Jesus did talk about “taking up our cross” and following Him. Yes, many disciples were martyred, but there is another meaning Jesus had in mind with His words. It involves giving up what we want for the benefit of others.
“The Dark Side clouds everything.” Yoda admits to Chancellor Palpatine that he is unsure of what awaits them in the future. Senator Padmé Amidala has just returned to Coruscant, and attackers assault her ship, killing her decoy. Her company joins Yoda, Plapatine, Master Windu, and Ki-Adi-Mundi, and she tells them that “everything in my being tells… [Read More]
As the world approached the third millennium, Star Wars movie fans were getting excited. After a decade and a half of waiting, we were finally going to get more details about the “back story.” What we were about to find out would bewilder and confuse us a bit, and many would be rather disappointed. Many… [Read More]