Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 25117
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6/16    Is the Last Starfighter a poor man's Star Wars, or just a better movie?
        I pose this to you, Motd Movie Critic.
        \_ At the surface level, LSF and the first SW appear to be variations
           on the same poor-boy-saves-galaxy theme but the similarity ends
                       \_ you mean "poor white boy" why can't
                          poor non-whites eve save the galaxy?
                          poor non-whites ever save the galaxy?
                          \_ 'cause black men are always getting into trouble
                             with the MAN (ex. SW:ESB)! Well, except in Men in
                             Black, ID4 and DS9 where a poor black man saves
                             the galaxy.
                             \_ DOn't forget Aliens!!!!!1!!
                             Asian men have often saved the galaxy as well
                             (Consider Sulu in ST:TVH, ST:UC and "Harry" in
                             ST:Voy, given the economics of the 23rd and 24th
                             centuries both could be considered "poor" as they
                             don't earn anything except room, board and
                             promotions).
           there.  LSF never really leaves that level and takes the viewer on a
           child's arcade-comes-to-life fantasy while SWI sets the stage for
           deeper issues of good and evil and the nature of man.  "better" is
           in the eye of the beholder.  Sometimes you want bubble gum.  Other
           times you want bubble gum with good vs evil and the nature of man
           thrown in.  -MMC
           \_ but you have to admit, Burgess Meredith's car in LSF was way
              cooler than the Time Travelling Delorean.
              \_ Burgess Meredith? Try again.
                 \_ Hint: We got trouble in river city.
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