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PT Red Letter Media and other Prequel Reviews

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Obi-Wan McCartney, Feb 12, 2012.

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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    It makes absolutely zero sense.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    HIS MOTHER IS LIVING AS A SLAVE. A SLAVE!!!!!
     
  3. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    Why does "Watto keeps Anakin on as an employee rather than a slave" make zero sense?
     
  4. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    1. OT never made clear when did Owen make that opinion.
    2. He talked about some "damn fool idealistic crusade", which means he didn't like the choice of Anakin to join the war. And he didn't want Luke to follow the same path.
    3. In OT, we could come with a perfectly logical explanation, base on the lines of Obi Wan and the fact in EP V and EP VI.

    Owen knew Anakin later died in the war/became Darth Vader, so of course Owen thought if he had stayed on Tatooine, he would not suffer such fate, probably have an ordinary life like they did, and be able to raise his own children.

    4. PT didn't do anything to contradict this point.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    The whole concept. Yeah, right. This is what Owen meant. Sure it was. You guys are hysterical.

    You uncle thought that your father should have remained here and lived with his mother, the slave, and worked for his slave labor boss, who was happy to give him a job for minimum wage and health benefits. Right, sure.

    Really..............................................................................
     
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  6. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    And a free man (or rather, boy) can't share a slave's quarters?
     
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  7. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Go ahead and continue to ignore my point that you have no evidence that Watto would throw him out of the house. It is just as likely that he would want to keep Anakin working for him even if he has to pay him.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    I didn't ignore you, I rejected this crazy theory

    this is what your theory looks like to me

     
  9. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Actually you are going with a theory with a vague line in the OT, and thought PT contradict with your own theory.

    Compare to died in young age on the battlefield and become Vader, are you saying it's not better? And remember Shmi was freed later and had a good family.
     
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    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Actually PT gave more reason to Owen's thoughts.

    The Clone Wars itself is Palpatine's scheme, he used it to raise into power, build the Empire and vanquish the Jedi. Owen mostly knew a bit of it, of course he would think the war is foolish. Even Obi Wan and Yoda would not think that war is awesome, Yoda even mentioned it once.
     
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  11. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I reject your crazy theory that he would throw him out into the street when he still has his mother as a slave. How much work do think Shmi would do for him if her son is out on the street.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    As much as she was told if she didn't want to get blown up. She is a slave. She does what she is told. You really don't understand the position these people were in at all.
     
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    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Anakin also provide important help to Watto. As long as he makes more money than Watto would have to pay him, it's not something bad for him to hire Anakin.
     
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    Anakin, so glad you could come back. I could pay you, or you could watch while I press this button and make your mother's head explode in front of you. No? Don't want to see that? Welcome back to slavery!

    You guys are hysterical
     
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    Jcuk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It was actually Qui Gonn who he left with when he was 9. And how was the Clone wars an idealistic crusade? It was between disposable people and droids for the main part. Did they have families that grieved when they died in the 'war'?
     
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    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Watto would get exactly as much work out of Schmi as he wanted, no matter what, because otherwise Watto would set off the bomb he'd implanted in Schmi which guarantee her compliance.
     
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    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    But he later followed Obi Wan to the Clone Wars.

    I just post it.

    The Clone Wars itself is Palpatine's scheme, he used it to raise into power, build the Empire and vanquish the Jedi. Owen mostly knew a bit of it(The Republic has become the Empire, Jedi were executed), of course he would think the war is foolish. Even Obi Wan and Yoda would not think that war is awesome, Yoda even mentioned it once.
     
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    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I understand quite well actually. However, if Shmi has her son thrown out into the streets where he could very likely die do you really think she cares what threats are made on her?
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    Then she is no use, and she dies. And Anakin still has no home. You don't get it.


    And then on top of all of this, you still have to have this in the context of Owen. That this was such a bright idea that he would held this opinion decades later. It's insane.
     
  20. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    If Anakin could not live well and it was because of Watto, why would Shmi still work for him simply because of her own life?
     
  21. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    That would mean he'd waste all the money she's worth in the first place. Aside from anything else- what makes you think he's that much of a monster?
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    Then as I just said. If she doesn't work, she dies. And Anakin still has no home. They have no leverage, because she is a slave.
     
  23. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    And Watto would lose another worker, would that give him any benefit? What would be better for him? Hire Anakin and let him work with Shmi to make him money, or threw Anakin to the street and quite possibly lose Shmi as well?
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    What makes me think this guy who owns a child slave is a monster.......................................................

    Hysterical
     
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  25. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    And Watto lose 2 workers to work for him, are you saying it's better than hire Anakin and let Shmi take care of him?
     
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