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05-20-2002, 09:57 AM
Did anyone else make a connection from AOTC with war? I didn't while I was watching it, but my brother brought it up after we saw it. He asked, "When the Jedi were surrounded and Dooku was telling them to surrender, then the gunships came with troops getting off and Jedi getting on, did that remind you of stuff from Vietnam movies?" And now that I think about it, it really did seem like that.
I guess if that's really what Lucas was going for, it's not all that surprising. I mean, I had heard that blasters from ANH were molded after German and British weapons from World War 2.
Did anyone else think it looked like that?

05-20-2002, 12:55 PM
Yeah, I think the Gunships in particular were obviously modeled from Hewey Choppers in Vietnam. I think it's a neat idea and it makes the fantasy side of the movie seem much more real.

The blasters in the OT weren't just modeled after WW2 weapons, most of them were made FROM WW2 weapons. Hans blaster and the Stormtroopers rifles were all actual German guns.