Star Wars on Trial: Charge #8

By October 16th, 2015
Charge Eight

The Plot Holes and Logical Gaps in Star Wars Make It Ill-Suited for an Intelligent Viewer

For the Prosecution: Nick Mamatas
For the Defense: Don DeBrandt

Nick Mamatas begins his essay with a few specific complaints: each episode after Episode IV “renders the previous films increasingly nonsensical,” the prequel trilogy makes the original trilogy “entirely incoherent,” and lastly, in general, “science fiction and fantasy films are unbearably stupid.”

Don DeBrandt argues that while Star Wars may be filled to the brim with gaping plot holes, in the end “it doesn’t matter.” He instead says that the real significance Star Wars has is its impact on the “imagination . . . not on intellect.”

Now it’s your turn—discuss this charge in the comments below by drawing from your own Star Wars expertise and utilizing new evidence from The Force Awakens. And be sure to always be respectful of your fellow Star Wars fans!

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