05/31/2005: So when are the traditionalist Catholics going to start complaining?
Ed Halter, in his Village Voice review of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, makes this comment:
Ian McDiarmid's unctuous Emperor—who bears a strange resemblance to Pope Benedict XVI, sunken eyes and all—turns appropriately vampiric as he attempts to draw Anakin into the Sith fold with promises of eternal life.Hmmmmm... of course, one of the main attractions of Catholicism (as indeed, with just about all variants of Christianity), is that promise of eternal life. Given that the Bushies are complaining about Sith as being a thinly veiled swipe at the bAdministration, are we now to get traditionalist Catholics complaining that Lucas is trying to tell us something by his creating an uncanny physical resemblance between Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious and Pope Benedict?
Len on 05.31.05 @ 08:35 AM CST