Sci Fi Film Analysis

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One of modern society’s favourite pastimes is watching and comparing films. Films have the ability to make us laugh, cry, or even think while touching our hearts no matter what the genre is. Contemporary media genres have dramatically changed since classical literary times, which divided theatrical and literature into groups of drama and comedy, giving birth to genres. Films have become difficult to place into a specific genre, as “any theme may appear in any genre” (Chandler 1997, p. 1) resulting in genres blending continuously. For example, a Science Fiction (Sci-Fi) film is classified in that genre due to its situational context and fundamental plot, though, Sci-Fi films may also be categorised into genres such as horror (Aliens), comedy …show more content…
As an infant, their parents died leaving them orphaned. They were hidden away from their worlds and the evil forces who were seeking to destroy them, being placed into the care of the aunt and uncle who did not understand or want to accept how special they really were. They were raised in an uninspiring home believing there was nothing special about themselves, though feeling that there was something more. The truth about their parents and abilities were hidden from them by their aunt and uncle as they feared they would grow up and follow in the footsteps of their parents. Once they reached of age and their abilities began to surface both were rescued and informed about the truth regarding their past by a bearded Jedi Knight/wizard (Uncle Owen even referred to Obi-Wan as a ‘crazy wizard’). They are instructed in how to harness their hidden abilities (The Force and magic, respectively), while mastering the weapons which called to them (Lightsaber and wand, respectively). These abilities help them fulfil their destiny of becoming the chosen one and fulfilling the prophecy of bringing balance to their worlds. Both characters face danger continuously while protecting their friends and family from evil forces. One key difference between the characters of Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter is the fact that Luke’s aunt and uncle genuinely loved Luke and were happy to welcome him into their home and raise …show more content…
They were responsible for the death of the leading hero’s parents; Voldemort murdered Harry Potters parents with the Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra) while Palpatine could be seen to have killed Luke’s father, Anakin Skywalker, when he turned Anakin to the Dark Side, giving birth to Darth Vader. Both characters want to rule their world/universe, murdering anyone who stands in their way. They have the appearance of non-human after their own powers were reflected onto them. In the end, their downfall came as a result of underestimating the strongest force known; love. One key difference between the characters is that Palpatine gain his power as a Senator, where he was able to hide his identity and plans. Voldemort gain his power from studying everything he could, becoming one of the most powerful wizards ever

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