The Star Wars Phenomenon


A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see the movie Star Wars. Frankly, it amazes me the extent to which the movie –  sequel to previous versions – has captured the interest and imagination of so many people. Most enjoy the movie for little more than its entertainment value and are unaware of its underlying themes and symbolism. In his blog (Dec. 22, 2015), Dr. Peter Jones puts it this way:

 

As millions of people stream, perhaps naively, into theaters this weekend… most of them will be unaware of the worldview that gives this saga its structure and coherence… In spite of the fun elements we all enjoy, the message of the film is self-consciously pagan.

 

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