2 thoughts on “Star Wars and One of the Biggest Movie Retcons of All-Time

  1. When I first watched the original trilogy with the girl who today is my wife, some months before Episode II was released, she had never watched Star Wars before. Well before the credits of “A New Hope” rolled out, she said “Well, clearly the bad guy IS the boy’s father”.
    This could mean that either “Empire Strikes Back” launched a trope that had become trivial in twenty years, or that the idea was just the most straightforward in order to have a good story development, even if Lucas had not thought about it in the first place.

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