My Hero, Luke Skywalker — Zac Bertschy


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It was the most heroic thing I think I’ve ever seen in a movie, especially a space wizard movie. To let go of your self-hatred and give yourself so completely to the people you love that you fade away in peace.
Star-Wars  depression 
12 days ago by basus
Luke fails again and again in this movie. I think they deserve credit for how much they commit to it, he’s actually depressed. Deep down in there, they aren’t fucking around, to the point where his friends show up and beg him for help but he’s submerged in thick, rich self-hatred and doesn’t help them. Rey leaves alone, convinced she’s wasted her time with this sad fucking nerd.
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16 days ago by lorenzck
He finds out Space Hitler is his dad, then fights him to the death minutes before their personal reckoning changes political history for the entire galaxy. Luke fucking Skywalker, in the drive thru at 3am getting two double decker taco supremes, a bean and cheese burrito and a large Diet Mountain Dew. He’ll finish Super Mario Odyssey at 5:30 in the morning and wait to tweet about it until after he wakes up at 6pm so people don’t notice he was up all night again. It is a beautiful fantasy and, I thought, a particularly resonant message for the anxious and depressed about what you can be capable of, the kind of peace you may be able to find if you dig down deep enough and push yourself emotionally. I never thought I’d find myself saying “I want to be like Luke Skywalker when I grow up” in my 30s, but they somehow made a Star Wars movie that pulled those feelings out of me again.
16 days ago by sechilds
"I never thought I’d find myself saying 'I want to be like Luke Skywalker when I grow up' in my 30s, but they somehow made a Star Wars movie that pulled those feelings out of me again." 👍
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17 days ago by bitprophet
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17 days ago by ichthyos
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17 days ago by antifuchs
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17 days ago by hypatia
I can’t believe they did this. Here’s what happens to Luke Skywalker, Mr. Hero’s Journey, the self-insert for every spoiled child of the late 70s and 80s: it turns out he was traumatized by what happened in the original trilogy, which everyone should just nod along with because of course he was. He finds out Space Hitler is his dad, then fights him to the death minutes before their personal reckoning changes political history for the entire galaxy. Everyone’s convinced he’s the real thing, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, but he’s damaged goods. All that emotional violence ripped his brain apart. Can’t say shit about it though – people are counting on him.

So he fails. His anxiety explodes, dragging him into the pit. What’s worse, his anxiety drags someone else in, someone who relied on him. The failure crushes what’s left of him and then Luke Skywalker surrenders to depression and fucks off forever, just like you or I would.

Just like you or I might have, after an enormous personal failure.
go-see-a-star-war  depression  criticism  very-insightful  cinema 
17 days ago by Vaguery
My Hero, Luke Skywalker This essay is a beautiful and powerful discussion of depression.
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17 days ago by aderieg
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18 days ago by joeyday
I was totally fucking blown apart by what they did with Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. Just totally blown away. I’ve seen a lot of arguing over whether or not the direction they took old Luke in was right for the character, but I loved it so much I thought my heart would burst.
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19 days ago by mud
SPOILERS: “It is a beautiful fantasy and, I thought, a particularly resonant message for the anxious and depressed about what you can be capable of, the kind of peace you may be able to find if you dig down deep enough and push yourself emotionally.”
sciencefiction  thelastjedi  film  spoilers  starwars  depression  scifi  sf  anxiety 
19 days ago by djwudi