The World According to Star Wars
Author: Cass R. Sunstein Publisher: Dey St ISBN: 9780062484222
AN obvious fan of all things Star Wars, Sunstein, who is a Harvard professor, a columnist and a US government advisor, talks about the many theories and ideas surrounding the characters and plot lines of this iconic movie franchise.
He even boldly compares Star Wars to Star Trek, but does so ever so nicely.
From the first Star Wars movie (1977’s A New Hope) to the the latest one, last December’s The Force Awakens, Sunstein not only gives us his opinion about what makes this movie series work but also adds snippets of information revolving around Star Wars creator George Lucas’ thought process when he was coming up with the various characters and storylines.
To fans, this is nothing new,but to those who want to know more, this relatively thin book, which comes in at a little over 200 pages long, should keep you entertained.
Sunstein obviously is a big fan of the original trilogy, and much of the book touches on things like Luke and Leia’s relationship ( how their relationship evolved from being potential love interests to eventual siblings); father and son relationships (“Luke, I’m your father!”); bad dialogue (“I don’t like sand” – the second trilogy is filled with them); and how much popular culture has been affected since the opening of the first Star Wars movie.
There is some repetition, but it is still a fun read if you are a fan.