Do War Movies Glorify Violence?
Today is International Star Wars Day. For anyone frustrated with all the real wars going on – donning an outfit as a form of protest, to mock the absurdity of man’s actions could be effecitve. others do it just for fun – for whatever reason, it is always a good to have any motivation for a costume party and a way to unwind from life’s daily toils.
May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day – “May the Fourth Be With You” instead of “May the Force Be With You” – a famous quote often used in Star Wars movies. Really it is just an excuse for fans to throw a party for Luke Skywalker and his buddies in a galaxy far, far away - or to organise a Flash Mob like the one in Times Square in Manhattan last year.
Another question perhaps is to consider whether or not movies like Star Wars and other battle movies glorify the idea of war and violence. Perhaps we should critically examine what conditions our society to feel that it is honourable to kill another in the name of a cause or for glory.
In any case – May the force be with you in the most peaceful and beneficial way.