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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Movies: Random Thought of the Day 

Twenty-two years elapse from the end of Attack of the Clones to the beginning of A New Hope. In that time, how does...




I'm not saying that young Beru Whitesun is Tatooine's Jessica Alba, but the girl is good-looking. In 22 years she turns into that old woman? Even in that desolate, sandy wasteland, I find it hard to believe that such an elaborate aging process occurs.

Forget Jar-Jar Binks in The Phanton Menace or the embarassing musical routine at Jabba's Palace in Return of the Jedi, the tragic transformation of girl-next-door girlfriend Beru into sweet-but-haggardly Aunt Beru is Lucas' biggest failure in the Star Wars saga.

Then again Shmi Skywalker looked pretty old and rough in Menace, and she couldn't have been much older than 35. Maybe they just need an Aveda outlet on Tatooine, or at least a Bath and Body Works.


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