So this rant was gonna take an entirely different direction originally.
SPOILER WARNING!!!!!! This is a discussion about the Star Wars saga and it’s mythology, and thus I spoil every movie in the series sans Rogue One. You’ve been warned.
To start off this post, an aside; I’ve been rewatching my favourite show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in lieu of its 20th anniversary.
After the devastating blow given by the First Order in The Force Awakens, The Resistance led by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) leaves their base to escape their impending capture.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a race between the Resistance and the First Order to find Luke Skywalker.
Passengers is about a man who dooms a woman to live out the rest of her life with only him, after he is woken out of cryogenic sleep on a voyage in deep space too early for him to survive the journey awake and the loneliness drives him mad.
Collateral Beauty sees a man inconsolably grief stricken by the loss of his daughter that he writes to love, time and death as if they were people for therapy, his friends find this out and decide to gaslight him by hiring actors to embody those concepts, talk to him, and edit them out digitally to prove to the board at the company they all work at that he’s gone insane and fire him because his inactivity is causing them to go under.
What do all of these have in common?