There are three types of bad guys….
- Bad guys who you hate, because they either annoy you or make you angry
- Bad guys you fear, because they are just so damn scary
- Bad guys who you wish that you could be
Star Wars has all three.
Jabba the Hutt fills the first category… c’mon no ones scared of him and I don’t think anyone wants to be him (correct if I’m wrong on that one). The Emperor is the scary one. Ok, you’re not going to wake up in the middle of the night because of him, but he’s pretty nasty. Finally, there’s the likes of Boba Fett which make up the third category.
Darth Vader also falls into this final category…except at the end of episode III. I did dig the general destruction of the lab… but the “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” was a bit much and leaves you asking a crucial question. At what point does Darth Vader become cool? Like, how do we get from “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” to “I find your lack of faith disturbing”?
I really think we should contact Disney. I mean if the Marvel movies are anything to go by, their going to make like a trillion Star Wars movies and this is me pitching Star Wars 3.5: How Darth Vader became awesome. What do you think Disney??