The World Ac­cord­ing to Star Wars

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

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.

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