Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Empire Strikes Back

"One could say the first was self contained. The story of justice prevailing could stand alone. But when the second episode came along, we discovered there was a larger story arc. The wrong that was corrected at the end of the first was only part of a much larger struggle and the forces relying on predatory means had a reply."

"Opening scenes start with scrolling text recapping what happened in the first installment, then a picture of a courtroom with Google and Apple as defendants as the government questions their loyalty to individuals. A newspaper thrown on a table, the headlines announce that Microsoft has acquired Skype."

"Mr. Shriver and Mrs. Schwarzenegger publicly split. As if to say, all was not well after all. What had been labeled propaganda now seemed prescient."

"The Jedi have more work to do. The dark side of the force survived after all ... in the shadows of our being."

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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