Connie, I know it’s not ideal to have to spend your Christmas holidays with your old uncle while your parents are in Bali, but let’s try to make the most of it. I suggest we go do some Christmas shopping tomorrow and then hit a movie theater.
Oh great, can we see the new Ryan Gosling movie. He’s so hot. I love him in “The Notebook”!
What? No, the new “Star Wars” movie is out – “The Force Awakens”.
Oh I saw the old ones when I was a kid. They were okay. I liked that Queen Amidala but the end was so sad.
No no no! Sweetheart, just no. First of all, those are not “the old ones”. You're talking about the prequels that came out starting in 1999. They are meant to tell the story of what happened before the events of the actual “old ones”. Unfortunately, the prequels are riddled with plot holes and bizarre aliens that are basically caricatures perpetuating different racial stereotypes.
How old are we talking here, Uncle Christian? Like older than Home Alone?
Umm, yeah. The original “Star Wars” movie came out in 1977. It’s the story of Luke Skywalker who is a young man on a far off planet called Tatooine where he lives with his aunt and uncle. He buys these two androids not knowing that they just escaped Darth Vader with a message from Princess Leia telling him to find Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Oh yeah, I remember him. He was the one who trained Anakin Skywalker, right?
Yes! There is some hope for you yet, my young apprentice. So Luke manages to find Obi-Wan and they team up with a rather shady Han Solo and his co-pilot, Chewbacca to save the Princess and destroy the Death Star. Oh and there’s this terrific scene where they almost get crushed to death in a garbage compactor.
Well that just sounds gross. I heard there were some teddy bear aliens too?
Oh you mean the Ewoks. That’s in episode VI, “The Return of the Jedi”. By that time they are all part of the rebel forces whose main objective is to bring down the Empire. You know what? We should watch them all tonight before you see the new one tomorrow?
Uncle Christian, you’re off your rocker! It’s already, 9:00 o'clock! We’d be up until like 3:00 AM and I have to work on my report on World War II at some point.
No problem. We’ll get some Red Bull, order a pizza and get started. Don’t worry about the homework. If anything, this will help you. The Star Wars Universe is actually based on the rise of the Third Reich. The Emperor is Hitler and the Stormtroopers are the SS. It’s an allegory of World War II.
Well my parents did say to listen to you while I’m here.
That’s right! And Uncle Christian told you to drink your Red Bull, eat your pizza, and stay up all night watching Star Wars. May the force be with you, my dear!
Любите посмотреть сериалы или фильмы? Готовы ли вы обсудить ваши любимые жанры кино с носителем английского языка? В этом вам поможет разобраться урок What Are You Watching?, в котором мы также поговорим о полезной грамматике при диалогах на английском.
А вы уже посмотрели The Force Awakens? Урок Star Wars создан для истинных ценителей этой культовой фантастической саги. Дядя Кристиан расскажет все о вселенной Звездных воин, приквелах, джедаях, эвоках и о связи сюжета с историческими фактами. May the force be with you!