Wednesday, May 25, 2005
On this day:

Mercy and Evil

Douglas Kern discusses the concept of mercy in Lucas's Star Wars versus Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and says:

"Luke, you moron, pick up your lightsaber and stab the Emperor in the face!" ...

"Frodo, I know Jackson is trying to be faithful to the book and all, but take Sting and stab Gollum in the face!" ...

"Obi-wan, screw the Episode Four continuity, and take your lightsaber and stab Anakin in the face!"

If they'd only listen to me, these movies and trilogies would be shorter. Or so I'm always telling the ushers as they escort me out.