Star Wars Episode III Amputations
While on vacation in Colorado this past week, I watched ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ with my 9-year old step-son. He’s been begging us to let him watch this movie, even though it’s rated PG-13. I decided to let him watch the movie, but only with his mother and I there to censor parts that we thought might be too graphic for him. I guess that’s the very definition of ‘Parental Guidance’.
While watching the film, I was astounded at the number of amputations that were shown on-screen. I never really noticed the frequency before, but this time I was watching for graphic material that might be too much for my step-son. Now I realize there is a long history of lightsaber amputations in the Star Wars saga, however, this movie just seemed to have an overabundance of them.
Here are all the folks that had their hands chopped off on-screen in Episode III:
- Count Dooku
- Battle Droids
- General Grievous
- Mace Windu
- Clone Troopers
- Anakin Skywalker
That’s a lot of lost revenue on glove sales. Lucas must have some sort of weird fetish for this. I did a quick Google search, and was amazed to find a website dedicated to this very subject – The Chopped-Off Hands of Star Wars. Funny stuff – check it out!
I guess it’s fair to say that amputation is a Jedi’s favorite way of dis-arming an opponent. … sorry, the joke was just sitting there. I had to use it. If I didn’t, then someone else would have in the comments anyway. 🙂