Wall Bangers: Star Wars

Films with their own pages:

Original Trilogy:

  • Obi-Wan has two decades to consider what he will say to Luke about his father. Does he come up with something true but vague, like "Darth Vader was the downfall of Anakin Skywalker" that will point Luke in the desired direction? No, he says "Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father", which Luke (very reasonably) considers to be a lie, when the truth comes out. (Of course, this is the result of George Lucas's retcon, but this is why the retcon is really problematic.)
  • Why are Luke and Leia twins? In the films, the familial relationship didn't... do much other than create Squick in Empire and settle a Love Triangle peacefully.
    • Like Darth Vader turning out to be Luke's father, Lucas only decided this between films.
  • In The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda says "Always in motion is the future", the general idea being that Jedi can see possible futures, but these visions are only really reliable within a fairly short period of time... so WHY are the Jedi betting everything on some vague prophecy that might refer to Anakin?
    • This is actually a case of Fridge Brilliance. The prophecy definitely refers to Anakin, as he's the only being purely conceived by the Force. He is, without a doubt, the Chosen One. The question, however, remained: would the Chosen One fulfill the rest of the prophecy, that is, bring balance to the Force? Since the future is always in motion, the Jedi could not be certain that Anakin would fulfill the prophecy. Along with respecting Qui-Gon Jinn's final wishes, this is the main reason the Jedi decided to ignore their reservations and to train Anakin in the ways of the Force, believing that the prophecy would more likely be fulfilled if he was trained in the ways of the Jedi, with tragic results.
      • As has been pointed out here before, this is a case where the Jedi should have been aware of Exact Words and Jedi Truth: Before Anakin became Darth Vader, there were hundreds, if not thousands of Jedi, and maybe what, a handful of Sith? The big question that should have been asked by every Jedi was "do we really want the Force balanced when we're on the good end of the stick right now?"
      • Wordof God is that the Dark Side is itself a form of imbalance.
  • Rationalize it or hand wave it any way you like-the fact that the air vent on the Death Star was open is a Titanic level error. No force field, no deflector shield, not even a sodding steel mesh grate. Just a big wide doorway that leads directly into the heart of the ship that is large enough to fire a missile down. And it's not even as if the canyon that Luke flies through to reach it is even that well defended seeing how easily he dodges the laser fire; if wasn't for the pursuing Tie Fighters he arguably wouldn't have had any significant obstacles at all.
    • The vent did have a deflector shield, which is why the Rebels had to use missiles. "The vent is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes." "What? That's impossible, even for a computer!"
    • Still no excuse for the shaft Palpatine is thrown down, however.
  • A man called Obi-Wan Kenobi goes into hiding. He goes by the name of Ben Kenobi-on his nemesis' home planet, no less. *Facepalm*
    • Granted, the planet in question is the butt-end of absolute nowhere, he picked the most obscure part of it to live in, and his nemesis really really does not want to go back there.
      • If it's that impossible that he could be tracked there, why bother changing it from Obi-wan at all? And if it's not SOOOOOO impossible that you feel that changing your name would provide some extra level of hiding, he could call himself anything, Ben Smith, Ben Jones. It's either "no one could possibly find me here, so why bother changing even one name" or "if there's the off chance someone could find me here, why bother changing ONLY one name".
    • Gonna guess that Obi-Wan was originally intended as a Jedi name or something that he achieved after becoming a Master and Lucas just forgot to check his notes before doing the prequels.

Meta:

  • Okay...so George Lucas goes on at great length about how the reason he resolved never to make another Star Wars film, handing it over to Disney, was out of frustration over the fact that he couldn't please the fans. Okay, George...let's recap:
    • After the experiences with the classic trilogy made it clear to everyone—INCLUDING YOU—that your dialogue skills are AWFUL—you decided to neglect to bring in the one surefire guarantee that the prequels' dialogue wouldn't stink—i.e. Lawrence Kasdan—and resolved to write the screenplays yourself.
    • For the classic trilogy, you still had final creative control. And yet you had the good sense to bring in directors who actually could...you know...direct. Cut to the prequels, where you apparently think that the ONLY one who could POSSIBLY do your movies justice is you. Cue Anakin hamming it up and Natalie Portman nearly suffering the destruction of her acting career.
    • And for all the above...you...had the gall...to go "Never My Fault" and blame the fans for their issues with the prequels? For calling you out on issues you used to be aware of? You claim nothing you could've done could please them? CRY. ME. A RIVER!!!