January 12, 2011

According to the Movies #20

If the movies say it, it must be true!

Since Hollywood likes to give you a happy ending so you don't go out and start a riot, the good guys will always get away. There's a catch to this, however. Since Hollywood also likes to draw things out to the very last minute and keep up the suspense so you get your money's worth and don't go out an start a riot, the good guys always escape at the last minute. The main perpetrator of this fad, to my knowledge, is Star Wars. In New Hope, Luke destroyed the Death Star mere seconds before it blew up Yavin. In Empire Strikes Back, R2D2 repairs the Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive just as Vader is about to capture them. In Return of the Jedi, Lando races of out the new Death Star and escapes, just as it explodes behind him.

Those are some lucky sons of bitches, aren't they?

The Lesson: Are you a good guy? Great! You'll get away, but it'll be a close one! Stay sharp!

1 comment:

  1. My favorite tweak on this was from, of course, Galaxy Quest. "Why did it stop at one?"