Thursday, December 17, 2015

Star Wars special plot revealed (video)

Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Star Wars Special;
The world fans loved is brought back to life by J.J. Abrams doing better than Lucas.

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, produced by Vanessa Philippe, Kerry Deignan, Roy Robert Muratore, Anna Higgs, Alexandre Philippe, written by Alexandre O. Philippe.

(See special plot below). We gave him our love, our money, and our online parodies. He gave us? The prequels. The passion the original "Star Wars" trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled. But when it comes to George Lucas himself, many of us have found our ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship.

This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas's cultural legacy. Utilizing interviews taken from over 600 hours of footage. is peppered with extraordinary "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" recreations lovingly immortalized in song, needlepoint, Lego, claymation, puppets, and paper-mâché.

Above all this film asks the question: Who truly owns that galaxy far, far away—the man who created it, or the fans who adore it?

Shocking Star Wars video is available that cannot be embedded but can be viewed on youtube for those who have not yet seen the capitalist movie. WARNING: Spoiler alert!

(Thomas Searle via Ralph Garman) The plot is essentially that there is a war in space, like the Vedic/biblical "war in heaven" frequently discussed at Wisdom Quarterly. Heaven, akasha deva loka, is space, the vast and boundless sky when we look up. Somewhere up there a starship or vimana looms. Below a people are dying because a dysfunctional police state government is fighting the rebel alliance. While all of that is going on up in space, down on Earth the world is celebrating Life Day, a transparent reference to Xmas, which no one in space celebrates. This holiday celebrating "peace and harmony" is undergirded by capitalism. Sell, sell, sell, and we'll buy whatever Lucas is selling, even this: [Looking for the plot to "The Force Awakens"? That's below. This is about the erstwhile holiday special.]
(Amr Sam) Gary Hoey's "Ho Ho Hoey," the world's best holiday music, "Carol of the Bells."

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J.J. Abrams helms impressive return to "Star Wars" universe
Ven. Yoda, aka the 14th Dalai Lama
In a world where hundreds of TV channels and thousands of websites offer countless choices for entertainment, it’s becoming rare that one show or movie can stand out from the crowd to become a full-on, must-see event.

The latest space epic in the “Star Wars” series, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has clearly managed to do that, with a near-constant presence in its own ads, hundreds of sometimes ridiculous product tie-ins, and an endless parade of media stories about every aspect of the film.

Relax, "The Force Awakens" is the third good Star Wars movie (Lucasfilm/
The question that hundreds of millions of film buffs have pondered for months now is: Can it possibly live up to the hype? Or will it fail to deliver, like the disappointing 1999 prequel “The Phantom Menace”? And will the filmmakers respect viewers’ intelligence by steering clear of creating annoying characters like Jar Jar Binks?

I’m happy to report that “Awakens” does indeed deliver in spades, and without any stupid creatures dumbing things down.

Knowing that this latest adventure was put in the hands of one of Hollywood’s current top popcorn filmmaker, J.J. Abrams (who has also revived the “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” franchises), there was plenty of reason to be excited from the very moment the famed John Williams score started to play.

The critic-heavy audience burst into applause with the Lucasfilm logo, the title appearance and the start of the explanatory scroll that brought viewers up to speed on the movie’s events.

That’s three rounds of applause in about two minutes, and the first actual image of the film hadn’t even been shown yet. So what’s the plot about?

The plot takes place well after the events of its predecessor in the storyline, “Return of the Jedi,” and has the brilliance to involve the three most popular characters of the original trilogy: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, backed by an impressive trio of new characters. Luke has disappeared, as the evil Empire’s even more evil successor government known as the First Order is scouring the galaxy looking for him since he is the last of the Jedi warriors.

Meanwhile, Leia is now a general in the rebellion and has sent a brash fighter pilot named Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to a planet called Jakku to find a map that would lead to Luke’s whereabouts. He finds it in holographic form, and in a nice homage to the very first “Star Wars” film, he places it into his robot sidekick, BB-8 and sends it off on its own to seek help when an army of Stormtroopers comes to capture the map.

The robot is discovered by a young woman named Rey (Daisy Ridley), whose existence as an orphan living in a desert landscape bears intriguing parallels to the origins of Luke Skywalker.

She at first tries to sell it off, but suddenly realizes that there’s something important about BB-8 and winds up having to run for safety and hide inside a spaceship that’s seemingly out of commission. It turns out to be the Millennium Falcon, which of course brings her into contact with the legendary Han Solo and Chewie, as that dynamic duo helps lead the adventurous quest to find Luke and once again save the galaxy from the forces of evil.

There’s plenty more to the story, but... More

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