Monday, March 19, 2007

A galaxy of hot guys

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."

Yeah, I've spent the last two weekends in a Star Wars glut-fest. Watching all six movies, in order, for the first time. I have to see, it's a brilliant epic myth from the mind of George Lucas and I find more and more depth in it watching it this way.

Not only do the movies provide us with lessons like loyalty, friendship and hope...let's face it. There are some hot guys in these movies.

Sure, when I was eleven years old, I went to see Star Wars (now referred to as "Episode IV") in the theater and was fascinated and captivated by everything I saw on the screen. The special effects. The robots. The light sabres. And wow, Han Solo.

Okay, okay...this battle has raged my whole life over who's cuter Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, but honestly, women come down on one side or the other. Han Solo was just...mmmm... He was cocky and arrogant and always got his way, yet it was strong and heroic and charming and lovable. (Besides, Luke looked too much like my cousin, Ben, so I just couldn't go there.)

Flash forward (or back, if you will) to Episodes I through III. These movies caught a lot of crap when they came out as not being able to stand up to the older ones and for the most part, I agree. However, if you watch straight through, these newer movies are full of explanation, predictions and mythology that gets explained. Destinies fulfilled. And, let's face it, the first three movies are the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the last three are the redemption.

Speaking of Anakin Skywalker, talk about eye candy. As a fine, fit Jedi with bedroom eyes, he just melted the screen. No wonder Padma lost all sense of reason when she fell for him.

Then there's the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well,'s Ewan McGregor...'nuff said. He could roll around in mud reading the phone book and I'd pay $9.00 to see it. But as Obi-Wan, he paid an immense tribute to Sir Alec Guinness, seemingly becoming him in a younger version. Obi-Wan was loyal and loving and ever so broken hearted when Anakin betrayed the Jedis. The pain and sadness in his eyes and the crack in his voice when he said "You were my brother! I loved you!" Whoa.

So, thanks to George Lucas for such amazing stories...and for such eye candy that stands the test of time.

Who do you think is the hottest Star Wars guy? Han? Luke? Anakin? Obi-Wan? C-3PO?


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stephhale said...

I don't know the movies nearly as well as you, Marley, but I'd say Hans is my fav with Yoda a very close runner up!

Wendy Toliver said...

I think I'd have the most fun with Hans Solo, but Obi-Wan would be the best boyfriend/hubby material, I'd say. Of course, there's something about the little green guy who only spoke when his words were profound, only fought when his strikes were to save the galaxy from evil, and aged better than all the others put together.

TinaFerraro said...

I haven't seen very many of them, I am sorry to say, but I do remember that Liam Neeson looked good as Obiwan's mentor!

Anonymous said...

I'm defintely a Luke girl. He is my fav. Han just doesn't do for me.
As for the new ones, well I like Anakin and Obi Wan. Can't forget Liam Neeson as Qui Gonn. He was a sexy Jedi.And Sam Jackson was ultra cool as Mace Windu.

- Shell

Marley Gibson said...

Oooo...and Billy D. Williams as Lando Calrissian.

Marley = )

GeminiWisdom said...

Han Solo was my fav. He was funny, always cracking the jokes. I thought Luke was too whiny.